Advanced Guitar Making (short course)

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Why study this course?

Continue to learn the art of guitar making by building on the Intermediate Guitar Making classes and concentrating on the advanced stages of construction and assembly, with the emphasis being on the final completion of the project.

More about this course

This short course follows a tried and tested programme that has been used for more than 30 years with great success. The evening course runs in blocks of 10 weeks and is designed to allow participants to build on the skills needed to build guitars. This course aims to help you to:

  • refine the skills and techniques already acquired through the introductory and intermediate classes
  • independently use these skills, under tutorial guidance, to develop and finish your project
  • build upon previous knowledge

Fees and key information

Course type
Short Course
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Who's this course for?

These advanced classes are particularly suitable for anyone who has completed the intermediate classes. They're designed to run on from the initial construction stage addressed in these intermediate classes in order to further equip you with the skills and techniques to finish your instrument.

Please note, these classes are not suitable for complete beginners or inexperienced woodworkers.

What our students say

"The course is fantastic and I look forward to it every week. Quiet, focused time doing something I really enjoy. I am on my second guitar."

"Great course and good atmosphere. Very helpful tutors and staff. I look forward to coming back next term."

"Excellent course and tutor."

"Fantastic and rare opportunity to learn skills with expert tutors."

"Excellent course. Great teaching of traditional skills and methods of guitar making. I have learnt a lot over the three terms."

"Nick Pyall has been an absolutely fantastic teacher. Nick gives everyone a great deal of attention, patience and encouragement. He spends time explaining fascinating details about the physics, practice and skill of guitar building."

Course dates

Course dates Autumn dates will be confirmed in August
Length One evening a week for ten sessions
One afternoon a week for ten sessions
Day and time Friday, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Friday, 2pm to 5pm
Maximum class size 10
Contact hours? 30


A 20% discount is available for:

  • those who are registered as unemployed and in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit
  • those whose sole or main income is a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) state retirement pension
  • those who are registered as disabled and in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • full-time and part-time UK students on credit-bearing courses
  • London Metropolitan University students on year-long day courses
  • London Metropolitan University alumni members
  • London Metropolitan University staff

If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.

What's included in the price?

In addition to the course fee there may be additional charges for materials.?The cost of materials depends on the scale of the project.

Terms and conditions

Please read our?terms and conditions?before booking.

How to apply

Booking for this course isn't open at this time as the dates of the next intake are not yet confirmed. Please get in touch for further information or register your interest to receive notification as soon as booking opens.

When to apply

Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.