Guitar Electronics Workshop

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Have you ever wondered what was under the knobs on your guitar?  Why the signal cuts out when you move your cable?  Why it crackles when you turn the volume or tone knobs?  This hands-on workshop will answer all these questions and more.  We’ll start with a lecture/Q&A about the components in a guitar’s electronic circuitry, move into a soldering demonstration and hands-on practice and then you’ll wrap up the workshop by installing an electronics upgrade in your guitar.  You could choose to install a no-load pot, a treble-bleed circuit, or swap the capacitors in your tone circuit.   You could even install a new set of pickups if you like – your options are virtually limitless.  Just like in our Set-up Workshop, you will have your own fully equipped bench, with every tool necessary at your disposal.  In our four hour workshop, Geoff and the crew will show you the in’s and out’s of all the wiring, maintenance and upgrade possibilities present in your guitar.

Electronics Workshops are $250 and are scheduled according to demand. Please call or e-mail the shop to get on the list for the next scheduled date.  Classes are limited to 4 people, so sign up soon, as openings fill up fast.

For more info and registration, call us at the shop: 415-865-5424

Cancellation Policy:
No Refunds.
-Reschedule or store credit issued for cancellation up to 2 weeks of class date.
-One reschedule allowed for cancellation within 2 weeks to 72 hours of class date.
-No reschedule or credit issued for cancellation within 72 hours of class date


  1. Hi,
    I’m interested in the electronics workshop. I”ve got a Gibson SG circa 2000, (it’s a special) and I was thinking about upgrading pots, wires, tone caps and pickups. Would you let me know when you might have your next workshop?

  2. Hi Doug, yes, no problem! I’ve added you to the waitlist for the next electronics class. – SFGW

  3. Hi,

    I am looking to begin studying lutherie, for which I am eventually planning on going to school full time. I’d like to have as much information as I can coming in, so I’d love to be placed on the waiting list for your next electronics class. If you have any recommendations for local guitar building/repairing schools or classes, it would be greatly appreciated as well.


  4. Hi Tim, we’ve gone ahead and added you to the waitlist for the next electronics class. – SFGW

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