Ever wanted to build your own electric guitar?


This is not a course, this is not a classroom, it's a full-time luthier workshop and we're offering you the eperience to build your own guitar under the strict supervision of an experienced luthier.

If you just want a guitar, this isn't for you, ask us to build it for you, however if you dream about the experience of being in a real workshop,
using your own two hands to create something you can play and keep forever, then continue reading.



One on one instruction, no woodworking experience needed
You will start with wood blanks and create your very own guitar which is yours to keep
All timber and high quality parts are supplied


Topics covered:

- Surface Preparation and Machining of timbers
- Timber joinery
- CNC routing cavities
- Carving a neck and body using hand tools
- Dot Inlay & fingerboard radiusing
- Fret slotting and fretwork
- Hand rubbed oil finish
- Guitar assembly

- Soldering/wiring
- Guitar action/setup




If you cannot attend a full week at once, days can be spread out over multiple weeks to accommodate RDO's etc.

Please note, the "Build your own guitar" experience is subject to availability and at the discretion of Searls Guitars. Not everyone who applies will be allowed to participate.