Self built and self assembly ;)

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#832418
Has anyone attended this, or heard from someone who has? I'm thinking about dipping my toes into the DIY world, and this seems like a good (i.e. heavily supervised) place to start.

The price is pretty reasonable at AU$2500, given you get to keep the guitar at the end of the course. The real value is of course in the skills you learn (and the friends you make along the way).

Alternatively, has anyone done the Binford course in Auckland? It looks a little more group-focused.

Link: https://fletcherhandcraftedguitars.com/

His YouTube videos are great, but prepare to spend several hours watching him build that Strat! https://youtu.be/NZSDzBv_rIA
#832419
Another option is Paddy Burgin in Wellington. Most years, In January, he runs a guitar building course where you build an acoustic. $2500 if I remember correctly.
#832424
AiRdAd wrote:I think Rob has done the wellington course


Yes I have. A great course and you can do it with very little prior woodwork experience. Paddy usually runs it once every 2 years in January and you can build a Dreadought, OM, or Classical.
#832438
It's probably worth the price of admission to just have access to the tools and woods, never mind the expertise and supervision of a master craftsman. The amount of effort Adrian put into sourcing wood and seasoning it, considering how much of it turns into chips/sawdust!
#832443
Terexgeek wrote:It's probably worth the price of admission to just have access to the tools and woods, never mind the expertise and supervision of a master craftsman. The amount of effort Adrian put into sourcing wood and seasoning it, considering how much of it turns into chips/sawdust!



Who is Adrian, sorry?