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Build your own guitar with me.

If you’ve ever entertained the idea of buying yourself a “nice guitar,” then let me give you an idea you've most likely never entertained. Come build your own guitar with me. I've searched my entire life for the elusive guitar that pleased my eyes as much as it felt amazing to my hands and fingers. Sadly, I've always found the same thing which is a multitude of manufactured guitars out there, dime-a-dozen, boring, and cost too much. Do you wanna spend a ton of money on some well-known brand name and have a guitar that thousands of others have? No, you want something unique, built for your specific hand size! I’m talking about the very special guitar which you will never get rid of. You just can’t find anything more special than the guitar you’ll build with me using your own hands. 

The instrument I will guide you in building can be a classical guitar of many styles. There are many legendary classical guitar plans we can work from. When you enroll, I will give you the options. You can also choose to build your guitar using any of the designs you like of mine here at Hart's Guitars.
Flyers for the classes.

Skills you will acquire building your guitar:

The guitar building intensive does not include:

My first student ever, Jeffrey, is a hobbyist woodworker and a lifelong guitar player. He was given a spot in the guitar building course from his wife, It was quite a huge surprise Christmas gift!

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Articles about the building experience I’ve had with two different students:

Lutherie-specific skills you will learn during your 7-day guitar building intensive at Hart’s Guitars School of Lutherie:

Making the Neck Pt 1

Neck Pt2

Top & back Plates

Soundboard bracing

Sides: prep and install, Pt.1

Top and back Bracing 

Assembly

BINDING

Fingerboard install

Prep for setup.

Setup. Pt 1

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Setup. Pt 2

Additional details of Guitar Building Intensive

This is not an exhaustive list of all the details, but rather gives a feeling of what your time with me will be like.

Cost of the workshop IS $2350.* The price includes instruction & materials.

*If you would like to choose from the materials I have available at my shop. Here are the options (TOP: sitka spruce, mahogany, Spanish cedar  SIDESmahagonySpanish cedar, padaukcanary woodcurly maple, or maple. BACKmahagony, Padauk, or Spanish cedar. NECK: mahagony or Spanish cedar. Fingerboard: Ebony Macassar, Bolivian Rosewood, Canary Wood, Cocobolo Rosewood, or Padauk. Tuners: Golden Age ClassicalStrings: of your choice, Rosettetraditional Spanish-style of your choice, and Binding to compliment your wood choices).

Ready to reserve a spot?

A deposit of $750 will reserve your spot in the class, balance due on day 1 of the workshop).

Your new instrument will be completed in 7 consecutive full workdays.

Bring a decent journal to take important notes, like a moleskin with dots on the page that helps with sketching illustrations.

What you will have at the end of this workshoP

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My guarantee: If for any reason you are not satisfied, I’ll give you a 50% refund ($1,175), and I’ll keep the guitar. We’re going to spend a lot of hours on this. Time is money no matter where you live. For this reason, I don’t offer full refunds. To qualify for my 50% refund guarantee, you must follow this simple set of expectations:*

*when you finish your guitar and put strings on it and play it for the first time, there’s no way you are not going to be absolutely beside yourself with joy!! I don’t ever anticipate having to even go through this with anyone.

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If you’re flying or driving in from far away, you will need to find a place to stay (Air BnB, Hotel, or my favorite, Couchsurfing). If you prefer, you can stay at Hart’s guitars for an additional fee of $250 (this includes a comfy bed, coffee and toast breakfast, wi-fi, all-day endless coffee).

Locals to the Atlanta area (in driving distance) can negotiate a different schedule if unable to attend 7 consecutive days.

This course is an intensive. We will work long days (at least 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) so do NOT plan to go be a tourist around the Atlanta area. Plan to arrive a few days early or stay a few days after we’re done if you want to explore the city.

*Please explore other guitar making courses to fully understand that $2350 is a very good deal. I am providing a list of such courses below.

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How to reserve a spot

Pick a date that works for you and contact me: 404-971-1007 or hartsguitars@gmail.com. If you e-mail me with a date request, send a text to the phone number to bring it to my attention for immediate response. I get so many robocalls that I don't answer phone calls. Texting me will get a better response time.

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