Course Description

UNH Violin Craftsmanship Institute -  Basic Guitar Repair I Basic Guitar Repair I is a hands-on workshop that addresses all aspects of electric & acoustic guitar set up, and the common problems encountered in a busy repair shop. Topics include: humidity and its detrimental effects on the guitar, initial assessment of guitar setup, correcting intonation, string height adjustment on acoustic & electric guitars, neck angle & truss rod adjustment, making acoustic/electric bone nut, making acoustic bone saddle, installing ebony bridge pins on acoustic guitar, acoustic pickup installation, diagnosing/correcting fret buzz, filing fret ends, changing tuners/replacing buttons, and electrical work - replacing electric guitar pickups, switches, jacks. On completion of this course, students will be able to confidently diagnose and repair most guitars. Basic Guitar I is highly recommended for musicians, shop owners, hobbyist luthiers, or anyone who has an interest in guitar repair. Learn a valuable trade in a friendly,  non-threatening environment. 

Materials and tools: ?two (or more) electric or acoustic guitars, two sets of strings for each, and various setup tools. A complete list of suggested tools and materials may be found at  https://training.unh.edu/tools-and-materials-violin-craftsmanship-institute

Classes meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with open workshop hours from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


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