Pickup Winding - Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery

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Pickup Winding Workshop

Students will receive lecture, demonstration and hands-on experience on the design and construction of custom pickups. Students will complete a minimum of one single coil and one humbucker pickup, which they will keep.

This class is open to the public.

Standard Version: $500
Includes lecture, hands on, and material costs for two pickups (there’s a variety of styles to choose from).

Premium Version: $1050
Includes everything in the standard option, plus a Mojotone pickup winder. These winders sell for $600 ($50 Savings)


Students will receive comments and insights from Rob Timmons. Rob is a Roberto-Venn graduate and noted pickup making expert from Arcane Pickups in Los Angeles, CA.


For those coming from out of state:  You can drive in or fly in and stay at hotels within walking distance to the school.  Fly in on a Friday night and stay at a hotel, then fly out Sunday night after the class finishes at 5:00 pm.  I suggest Ubering to and from the airport and Staying at one of these hotels:

The Egyptian Motor Hotel (this hotel is a 2 min walk to the school)
765 Grand Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 807 5225

This hotel offers a discounted rates to Roberto-Venn students and visitors.
Egyptian Motor Hotel, BW Signature Collection | Hotel Rooms (bestwestern.com)

Holiday Inn Express (this hotel is a 2-3 min walk to the school)
950 W Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 675-2894

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Dwtn – State Capitol – Phoenix, United States (ihg.com)

Hotel San Carlos (this hotel is a 10 min walk to the school)
202 N. Central Ave. Phoenix AZ 85004
(602) 253 4121
Home | HotelSanCarlos (historichotelsancarlos.com)

Photos by Brandon McCullough

Fall 2024

November 9-10, 2024

9am – 5pm

9am – 4pm

This is an avocational class and is not within the scope of the school’s accreditation.

2 day

Intensive Workshop
Open to the public

$500 – $1050

Includes Materials for two pickups (additional pickups will have a charge)