Musicians often experience changes to their guitar set-up caused by changing string gauges, different weather environments and aging. Understanding the fundamental operation of the guitar allows the player to keep their instrument playing and sounding great for years to come. This will also help to minimize any problems before they can cause long term damage.
Have you ever wished you could do this for yourself? Set up your own guitar for your playing style. There are a many things you can do which will influence the way it plays and sounds.
This is a hands-on workshop where you will be setting up two of your own instruments, an acoustic guitar and an electric guitar or bass. The acoustic must be a steel string with a truss rod. The electric can be a guitar or bass also with a truss rod. No Floyd Rose type tremolos will be allowed for this course. Tools will be provided for your use during the course. Also, a complete tool list will be provided along with vendors so you can build your own toolbox.
You will leave with basic knowledge of the geometry and physics of the guitar, why it works and its inherent imperfections, along with the different types of setups for different playing styles. Your instructor for this course will be Robert Mazzullo with 30 years’ experience in lutherie.