The student acoustics are in the final stages of the assembly process. After several months of hard work, there’s nothing like stringing up an acoustic guitar an hearing that first chord ring… R-V student guitars are handmade and built from seasoned tone-woods over the course of 20 weeks. For more information check out the Guitar Making & Repair Course – details page.

A Special Hand-Made Guitar Exhibit and Graduation Ceremony

This year’s Socially Distanced Graduation Ceremony begins (promptly) at 1pm on Friday 1/29/21. Because of COVID-19, this is a private event, but it will be accessible online through Zoom: Meeting ID: 946 651 4047 – Passcode: s21grads – Zoom Tutorial

Although this event will be different than usual, we still look forward to this graduation ceremony and honoring our Fall 2020 Class for the work they’ve accomplished. This class, like our Spring class, has been a story of community, collaboration, education and guitars. We made this happen as a team. Congratulations!

Graduate News: Kretzmann Guitar Company

“Hello R-V, I am pretty excited that I am now starting a new path for myself and a new iteration of Kretzmann Guitar Company. I moved my family out to a rural part of Wisconsin this last Spring and secured a new and permanent home for my guitar operations.

I am doing occasional custom builds and repairs out of my shop and am working with a manufacturer to produce an affordable line of solid body electric guitars that I am taking pre-orders for now and expecting delivery in Mid-March… Once I receive them, I am doing customizations, upgrades, etc at customer request. I am calling this my Tactical line because of the Military/Law Enforcement inspired styling and will be partnering soon with a Non-Profit that works with Veterans who uses music as therapy dealing with PTSD.

My time at R/V was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and am a proud Alum. Thanks,

Martin Kretzmann, Spring Class of 2003″

Check out Martin’s efforts. We wish him the best of luck!

Employment Opportunities

Recently we’ve shared employment opportunities through our graduate bulletin and on our social media pages for these companies:

  • Blackbird Guitars – San Francisco, CA.
  • Fender Musical Instruments – Corona, CA
  • Allparts Music – Houston, TX
  • Guitar Center – Scottsdale, AZ
  • Porter Barn Wood – Phoenix, AZ
  • Gibson Guitars – Nashville, TN

If you’ve got an employment opportunity and want us to share it through our grad network and on social media visit our Employer Job Opportunities page.

Browse our website for more info on our Spring 2021 classes and COVID-19 School Plan. Stay healthy and be safe.

Thanks – The Roberto-Venn Faculty

Happy New Year… After a couple of weeks off for the holidays, our Fall 2020 class returns to finish up the Guitar Making & Repair Course. A number of these students will stick around for our advanced Guitar Repair (10 Week Intensive Course). We will post photos of their completed guitars in our online student gallery after graduation at the end of January… But, here’s a sneak peak at a few of their completed electric guitars:

On Thursday January 7th, Joel Unrein, R-V grad and former finish specialist at Collings Guitars, dropped by to give our students a buffing demonstration, on acoustic guitars, with R-V Instructor Jim Prater:

School Director, Willam Eaton, holds a Guitar Evaluation lecture. This is a detailed talk about checking out a client’s guitar from top to bottom and side to side. Whether it’s brought in for a general setup or a more significant repair, being able to size up your customer’s instrument is key. There are several factors that go into figuring out a repair. Price is always a factor, but the emotional attachment someone might have to an instrument is also very important.

Employment Opportunities

Recently we’ve shared employment opportunities through our graduate bulletin and on our social media pages for these companies:

    • Blackbird Guitars – San Francisco, CA.
    • Midwood Guitar Studio – Charlotte, NC
    • Allparts Music – Houston, TX
    • Dave’s Guitar Shop – Madison, WI
    • Blast Cult – Orange, CA
    • Gibson Guitars – Nashville, TN
If you’ve got an employment opportunity and want us to share it through our grad network and on social media visit our Employer Job Opportunities page.

Browse our website for more info on our Spring 2021 classes and COVID-19 School Plan. Stay healthy and be safe.

Thanks – The Roberto-Venn Faculty

These students are in the final stages of the finishing and assembly process. The acoustics are hangin in the drying room, and as the finish cures, the electrics are being assembled. This is an exciting time where students get to see all of their hard work, from the last few months, turn into working instruments. R-V student guitars are handmade and built from seasoned tonewoods over the course of 20 weeks. For more information check out the Guitar Making & Repair Course – details page.

Employment Opportunities

Recently we’ve shared employment opportunities through our graduate bulletin and on our social media pages for these companies:

  • Blackbird Guitars – San Francisco, CA.
  • Midwood Guitar Studio – Charlotte, NC
  • Allparts Music – Houston, TX
  • Dave’s Guitar Shop – Madison, WI
  • Blast Cult – Orange, CA
  • Gibson Guitars – Nashville, TN
If you’ve got an employment opportunity and want us to share it through our grad network and on social media visit our Employer Job Opportunities page.

Season’s Greetings!

After a couple of weeks off for the holidays, our Fall 2020 class will return to finish up their journey at Roberto-Venn in January. We will post photos of their completed instruments in our online student gallery after graduation.

On another seasonal note: Our Assistant Director, Bart Applewhite, and his band Mr. Incommunicado just released an original Christmas tune and cover of a holiday favorite. Check it out here.

Browse our website for more info on our Spring 2021 classes and COVID-19 School Plan. Stay healthy and safe.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

The Roberto-Venn Faculty