Grow a 'beard sessions - Learn to Make a Guitar
Oct
9
Oct 28

Grow a 'beard sessions - Learn to Make a Guitar

  • Goldbeard Guitars

Make your own guitar! Experienced guitar builder and tutor Dave Gilberd will take you through every step and guide you through the process of creating your very own instrument.

Grow a 'beard session - Learn to make and Acoustic Guitar
Nov
6
Nov 25

Grow a 'beard session - Learn to make and Acoustic Guitar

Make your own guitar! Experienced guitar builder and tutor Dave Gilberd will take you through every step and guide you through the process of creating your very own instrument. More info on the course outline below. 

You will leave with the skills and knowledge required to make more instruments, and also a guitar of superb quality - crafted by your own hand -  to call your own.

Watch testimonial videos of previous crafty people who have attended the course.

Two spaces available. If you have any questions please feel free to use the contact form, or contact us on courses@goldbeard.co.nz.

DURING THE COURSE YOU WILL:

  • Learn to use a wide variety of hand tools and power tools.
  • Take a straight plank of timber and craft it into a guitar neck with a headstock of your own custom design
  • Choosing from a selection of tone woods, you will assemble a guitar top and learn how to 'tune' the bracing
  • Learn tips and techniques on how to craft with accurate results
  • Assemble the guitar back from a selection of fine tone woods
  • Bend guitar sides
  • Shape the fret board to your own custom design, install frets, learn to level the frets, set up the correct string action and adjust neck relief
  • Make the bridge  to your own custom design
  • Assemble the guitar
  • Sand to a fine finish, learn finishing techniques
  • Take home your very own custom guitar 

Wellington CEC - Make your own concert ukulele
Jul
17
Jul 23

Wellington CEC - Make your own concert ukulele

  • Goldbeard Guitars

For a more social experience come and join one of our Wellington Community Education Centre courses for classes of up to twelve. Priced at $650 (incl. GST) these courses are excellent value and a lot of fun. The next course runs from 17th - 23rd July 2017.