Guitar Building, Repair & Maintenance Classes

We believe that every musician should understand how their instrument works. Knowing this will give you a greater understanding of what your guitar is capable of, how to assess problems, help you make wiser guitar buying decisions, and even how to get your guitar back up if it goes down at a gig. To help you gain this knowledge, we offer a full schedule of classes
 Sign up for one of our classes and come learn from the pros!

Bone Nut Making Workshop

BONE NUT MAKING

Learn step-by-step how to make a perfect bone nut for your guitar.

FEE: $375

SONOMA COUNTY GUITARWORKS:
OCT 7 9am–4pm
DEC 3 9am–4pm

Custom Guitar Building Workshop

CUSTOM ELECTRIC GUITAR BUILDING

Take this immersive two-day workshop to experience spec’ing and building your own custom guitar. Not only will you learn the skills of soldering, electronics assembly, body and neck assembly, and final setup but you’ll leave with the best playing guitar you own.

FEE: $2250 includes parts package

SONOMA COUNTY GUITARWORKS:
SEPT 16 Sign up deadline for Dec. class
DEC 9 & 10 10am–5pm

Guitar Effects Pedal Building

EFFECTS PEDAL BUILDING

Learn the skills needed to solder and assemble guitar effects pedals from a full kit. Each class will focus on a specific pedal kit.

FEE: $350 includes pedal kit.

SAN FRANCISCO:
Sept 19 & 26 7–9:30pm
Nov 13 6–10pm

SONOMA COUNTY:
Oct 16 5:30–9:30pm

GUITAR ELECTRONICS REPAIR & UPGRADE WORKSHOP

Learn why the electronics in your guitar affect its tone, and how to repair and upgrade them.

FEE: $275

SAN FRANCISCO GUITARWORKS:
OCT 10 & 17 7–9:30pm

SONOMA COUNTY GUITARWORKS:
SEPT 18 5:30–9:30pm
NOV 6 5:30–9:30pm

Fret Level Workshop

FRET LEVELING 

Gain an understanding of the best methods for achieving accurate and beautiful fretwork, then perform a fret level on
your own guitar.

FEE: $750

SONOMA COUNTY:
Sept 23 & 24 9am–3pm
Oct 27 & 28 Fri. 5:30pm–9:30pm
Saturday 9am–5pm

Refret Class

REFRETTING

Build a thorough comprehension of all aspects of the guitar refret in this extensive three-day, hands-on class. You will refret your own guitar, learning all aspects of
the process.

FEE: $1225 

SONOMA COUNTY:
Nov 10, 11, & 12 9am–3pm

Setup and Maintenance ClassGUITAR SETUP & MAINTENANCE

Learn how to assess the playability of your guitar, identify problems and make the needed adjustments.

FEE: $275

SAN FRANCISCO:
SEPT 30 11am–3:00pm
NOV 1 & 8 7–9:30pm
DEC 2 11am–3pm

SONOMA COUNTY:
OCT 9 5:30–9:30pm
NOV 5 10am–2pm
DEC 16 10am–2pm

TO REGISTER or for more information

Call (415) 865-5424
Email info@sfguitarworks.com

CLASS LOCATIONS:

SAN FRANCISCO GUITARWORKS
323 Potrero Avenue at 16th

SONOMA COUNTY GUITARWORKS
3091 Eastman Lane
Petaluma, CA

8 Comments

  1. Hello,

    I have a brother-in-law in SF and he is way into guitars. Do you have a gift certificate, or something like that, that I could offer him for Christmas? Let me know, thanks!

    Best,
    Will

  2. Yes, certainly! Please call the shop directly to purchase a gift certificate over the phone (415) 865-5424. Please note that we do not sell instruments in the shop, we mainly just do repairs. Thanks!

  3. Hello! I’m a fiddler looking for beginning mandolin lessons. Do you know of any teachers?

    Thanks,
    Leah

  4. Hey Leah,

    We have a list of teachers in the Bay Area; I’ll e-mail that over to you now!
    Thanks. 🙂

  5. My husband would like to learn how to refurb/restore guitars and has an old guitar body that he’d like to use as a project guitar. Would the Partscaster Building Workshop be a good fit for that purpose? If not, is there another class you can recommend for beginners to learn something like that?

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