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Class Descriptions

Acoustic Guitar

Whetstone Acoustic GuitarIn this full immersion course we teach a systematic approach to guitar making that involves the student in every step of the process. In class you’ll learn how to fabricate all the components, bend sides, carve the neck, assemble the body, and fine tune the set-up of your guitar so it plays beautifully.

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Build Your Own Ukulele

This is a beginning level workshop for folks who want to experience the joy and personal satisfaction of building your own ukulele. When the class concludes you get to take home a one-of-a-kind instrument, and bask in the glow of an unforgettable weekend.

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Tenor Ukulele

DSC_2999_03Our Tenor Ukulele course is designed for intermediate level students who want a more complete building experience. We’ll make basic instruments similar to the very popular Collings UT1, and material upgrades are available. Some recent woodworking experience is required for this class.

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Flat-Top Mandolin

mandolinIn this intermediate level course you’ll learn how to build a flat-top mandolin from scratch starting with prepared materials and high quality components. We’ll make relatively basic instruments inspired by the early Gibson fat-tops, and the contemporary work of Larry Breedlove. Some recent woodworking experience is required for this class.

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Acoustic Guitar Tune-Up

tune-upIn this action packed workshop students learn how to inspect, refurbish, and adjust their acoustic guitars from head to toe. This is one of our most popular classes, and lots of fun!

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