Guitar Making and Repair City & Guilds Diploma - Level 2

Course fee if applicable
19 Dec 2016
07 Sep 2017
This course teaches you how to make a guitar, including different construction methods and different styles of instrument. You'll also learn key guitar repair skills, such as how to re-fret, and work on projects from making ukuleles to electric guitars. The course may include visits to auctions, museums, and instrument collections to help build up your knowledge on the development and history of guitars. Topics include: Alternative construction methods; Setting up and Finishing. You should aim to complete two instruments and this will include how to find and choose the right wood for your project. You'll also complete some common guitar repairs and possibly more major repairs like head grafts and replacing fronts, which leads onto our Advanced Guitar Making and Repair course. The tutor will give you feedback throughout your course. The name of the course, as it appears on your qualification or certificate, will be NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations - Level 2. On completion, you can set up your own business as a guitar maker and repairer or progress to our advanced guitar making course to improve your skills. You could also re-enrol on this course if you are still completing a guitar project or want to perfect your techniques.