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Guitar Repair Program

(10 Week Intensive Courses)

Interested in a career in guitar repair?

Roberto-Venn’s 10-week repair courses prepares graduates for a job with retail music stores and repair facilities. A secondary objective is to prepare graduates for road tech work and for apprenticeships and entrepreneurial start-ups.

Learn from some of the best in the industry!

The Repair Course will be taught by Robert Mazzullo with assistance from John Reuter, William Eaton, Joe Vallee and special guest lecturers.

Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery has been helping to shape the Guitar-Making & Repair industry, and its many off-shoots, for over 40 years. We’re deeply ingrained in this industry.

REPAIR I

The ten weeks of the Repair I Course (300 clock hours) are devoted to common and more typical stringed instrument repair training. Stringed instrument repair techniques are taught throughout the duration of the class.

REPAIR II

The ten weeks of the Repair II Course (300 clock hours) are devoted to advanced detailed stringed instrument repair and instrument restoration training. More in depth repair techniques are taught throughout the duration of the class

*Repair I is a pre-requisite for Repair II and both of these classes are offered on the class dates listed

Fall 2020

FALL 2020 Currently has a wait list.
August  24 – October 30, 2020

10 weeks

Hours: Monday thru Friday 8AM-3PM
(6 Clock hours per day)

$5,950

Tools & Supplies: $1,500 (approx)

Repair I Topics Include:

  • Restring
  • General care and cleaning
  • Setups
  • Strap buttons & tuning machines
  • Broken headstock repair (simple)
  • Nuts and saddles
  • Fret work and fretboard
  • Guitar Electronics
  • Acoustic bridge work
  • Acoustic pickguard replacement
  • Acoustic crack repair (minor)
  • Acoustic binding repair
  • Acoustic pickups

Repair II Topics Include:

  • Setups (Advanced)
  • Install new tuning machines
  • Broken headstock repair (Advanced)
  • Nuts and saddles (Advanced)
  • Fret work and fretboard (Advanced)
  • Guitar Electronics (Advanced)
  • Acoustic bridge work (Advanced)
  • Acoustic pickguard (Advanced)
  • Acoustic Crack Repair (major)
  • Loose Acouctic Braces
  • Neck Resetting – Martin Style dovetail
  • Finish work