This course is a continuation of the principles learned during the Electric Guitar and Bass Making 1 short course, which includes instrument design, wood working skills, sound theory, selecting tone wood and their use, the theory and practice of instrument construction including the fit out with electronic components. The course includes the concept and design work as well as the construction of jigs and templates that are preliminary to building a new instrument.
Course Code: SPA079
This course will support the growing number of instrument makers and musicians interested in producing their own instruments.
At the end of this course, participants will have gained skills to:
- design an instrument
- prepare jigs and templates
- build and fit out an original electric guitar or bass
Outline of topics:
- build jigs and templates
- build and shape instrument components
- assembly and fit out
- painting and finishing
- instrument set-up
Pre-requisite: Completion of the short course Electric Guitar and Bass Making 1, or demonstrated equivalence in skills and knowledge.
Assessment methods: Demonstration of interest and at least a minimum of woodworking skills. These will be assessed through the application process.
Materials: Students will attend workshops with a range of basic woodworking tools, some specialised equipment and handouts/workbooks supplied. Participants may be required to provide goggles and gloves but will be advised.
27 weeks x 3 hours = 81 hours
Tuesday evenings 6pm-9pm
17 July 2012 - 9 April 2013
NMIT Heidelberg Campus
Building A, Room A123