This course provides a background to instrument design, basic wood working skills, basic sound theory, selecting tone wood and their use, the theory and practice of instrument construction including the fit out with electronic components. Additionally, participants will develop skills in the use of a range of woodworking tools relevant to instrument making.
This course will support the growing number of instrument makers and musicians interested in producing their own instruments.
This course will provide instrument makers with conceptual and practical skills to build an S-type, T-type or P-type electric instrument to completion.
Outline of topics:
- suppliers (hardware, wood)
- build and shape instrument components
- assembly and fit out
- painting and finishing
- instrument set-up
Pre-requisite: Demonstration of interest and at least a minimum knowledge of woodworking skills. These will be assessed through the application process.
Articulation: If students complete this course, they will be eligible to enrol directly into the Electric Guitar and Bass Making 2 short course.
Materials: The fees stated on this page includes tuition and materials, including timber, lacquer and fret wire. 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.
20 weeks x 3 hours = 60 hours
Tuesday evenings 6pm-9pm
16 July - 17 December 2013
NMIT Heidelberg Campus
Building A, Room A123
Please contact the relevant department about future classes
Course Cancellation or Postponement
Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.