ARC Guitar Building School

Seasoned Luthier Al Calderone specializes in one-to-one instruction in the art, science, and craft of constructing high-quality, hand crafted guitars -- from the basics of acoustic design and construction to more advanced skills such as voicing the top, sculpting the neck, and the art of finishing.

    Payment Options

    The cost of the course is $3,200.00 which includes instruction, basic materials, tools and shop use to build one acoustic, steel string guitar. 

    Students may choose to pay for the course at one time or in two equal monthly payments. Students may also pay weekly or monthly

    Students who choose to "pay as you go" one session at at time (full day sessions are $130 and 1/2 day session for $75) will need to purchase their materials separately.

    Schedule a Class

    Depending upon a student's schedule and the hours invested, making a guitar can take anywhere from three weeks to over a year. Recognizing that individuals often must negotiate around busy work schedules, ARC Guitar prides itself on its flexibility accommodating its student's' schedules, from only a few hours a week to nearly full time. The studio is open five days a week, and scheduling is simple.

    Intensive three week classes are offered several times a year for those who wish to build their guitar over a condensed time period.

    School of Luthierie Monthly Seminars

    - Acoustic guitar setup

    - Introduction to guitar electronics

    - Fretwork basics

    - Nut and saddle making

    - Crack repairs 



      ARC Guitar
      308 Railroad Avenue
      Winters, CA 95694
      shop phone: (530) 795-1795 
      cel phone: (530) 902-8920

      email: guitars@arcguitar.com

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