TRAINING MODULE I
Brief historical review. Instrument plan Interpretation. Materials identification and selection. Use of measurement, cutting and routing tools. Elementary use of woodworking machinery. Fretting. Rosette placement. Bending sides. Truss rod installation. Neck and body assembly. Hardware installation. Finishing and polishing. Set up. (An instrument is built in this module)
Drawing software for plans and templates. Jigs. Machinery and tools. Climate control of working space. Guitar repair techniques introduction.
TRAINING MODULE II
Drawing of plans and templates. Identification, selection, technology and understanding wood. Improvement in the use of cutting and routing tools. Deepening in the use of woodworking machinery. Preparation of pieces. Neck and body assembly. Mold production. Decorative inlays, illustrations replica. Finishing and polishing. Set up. (An instrument is built in this module)
Work space design. Productive systems, preparation of constructive devices and guides. Finishing, systems and products. Amplification of acoustic instruments. Climate control, building dried oven. Deepening guitar repair techniques. Dating instruments.
TRAINING MODULE III
Research, reverse engineering. Drawing of plans and templates. Identification of alternative materials, selection and understanding. Composites. Cutting and routing tools maintenance. Woodworking machinery set up and maintenance. Making guitar pieces. Neck assembly. Fanned frets. Bending and laminating wood. Installation, modification and/or production of hardware. Decorative inlays, design and realization. Finishing and polishing. Set up. (Two instruments are built in this module)
Amplification of acoustic instruments. 3D drawing software. Introduction to CNC management. Workshop installation improvement, security, resources optimization, regulations and productive organization systems. Material storage. Guitar marketing Introduction. Teaching guitar making.
TRAINING MODULE IV
Integral design method for guitars (two instruments). Design of building plans, templates and production system. Definition of materials. Making guitar pieces. Neck and body assembly. Rosette and marquetry design and making. Installation of hardware, some can be designed and produced by each student. Deepening in decorative inlays. Improvement in finishing and polishing.
Instruments to be design and build: Self authorship (two) hollow body bass guitars.
Comprehensive maintenance plan for the workspace. Image development. Business plan. Product presentation. Advertising methods. Introduction to the legal-accounting organization. Participation in the productive market through representative entities. Product presentation.
Goals. We seek to train colleagues. The main objective is educational, theoretical and practical knowledge is provided to develop basic skills in acoustic basses building. The secondary is to guide each person in the experience of integral realization of musical instruments in an artisanal way, achieving a high level of construction, sound and aesthetics. And finally, we professionally and commercially guide those who wish to convert guitar making their livelihood.
Recipients. All those people over 18 years old who wish to learn guitar making and develop it professionally, as well as those interested in musical instruments, woodworking and/or craftsmanship. It is not necessary to have previous experience in the field or to have knowledge of music.
Course modality. The group classes, 2 hours and a half weekly, with a maximum of 8 students per course. The pace of work in class, and the deepening of knowledge are defined by the teaching staff, according to the interests of each student.
We have a work space with all the appropriate comfort, lighting and safety conditions, in a workshop equipped with the necessary machines and tools to carry out the guitar buildings.
Materials. Different woods; decorative elements such as mother of pearl, abalone, stones or metals; and necessary accessories (tuning machines, nuts, microphones, bridges, electrical components, etc.) will be provided by each student. In the course, recommendations of choice and purchase will be given. Each piece will be inspected and must be approved prior to use.
Schedule. Regular classes run from February to December. You can start at any time of the year, as long as there is vacancy available.
Term. Type of learning and the times that demands are individual: the course begins when the student starts his first project and depending on the search of each one, it can end with the completion of that purpose, or continue learning guitar making and finish when you decide that you are in a position to tackle it professionally. You may also choose to conclude upon completion of Module IV of our program. Regardless of the time it takes for each student.