Gain a greater understanding of what your guitar is capable of, how to assess problems, and how to fix them.

We at SF Guitarworks believe that every musician should understand how their instrument works – knowing this will give a greater understanding of what their guitar is capable of, how to assess problems, help them make wiser guitar buying decisions, and not leave them hanging when their guitar goes down at a gig.  In our Setup Workshops, you will learn:

  • How to assess and diagnose the playability of your guitar
  • How a truss rod works and how to adjust it properly
  • What a radius is and how it applies to your instrument
  • How to set your intonation
  • What tools are used during a set up and how to use them
  • And much, much more!

Each student will have their own fully equipped bench to work on – all tools are provided during the class. Our owner Geoff Luttrell teaches each class. Classes are limited to 4 people, so each student gets plenty of hands-on experience, and as much individual attention as possible.

FEE: $275
Full payment is due at the time of sign-up

REGISTER: For more info and to sign up, stop by or call us at the shop: 415-865-5424 OR 707-559-3095

REGISTER ONLINE: Select the date on the calendar to find online registration specific to that date.

For more information and our class policies, please read our class FAQS page.


“The environment felt very open, I didn’t feel lame asking beginner questions.” – Chris W.

“We learned more things that I could have possibly known.” – Matt K.

“I’ve never really seen what goes through an actual guitar set up. This workshop was a real eye opener.” – Edwin G.

More photos of our setup workshop classes are here on Facebook.

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. SF Guitarworks


    It certainly would help with those items you’ve mentioned. When you’re ready to sign up, call our SF shop: 415-865-5424.


  2. James Dress

    Really interested in attending in Petaluma sometime soon. I just bought a Jazzmaster and wondered if the class would cover the setup that I hear can be necessary for this guitar (break angle, bridge and trem adjustment, etc.). Thanks!

  3. SF Guitarworks

    Yes, you bring your own guitar to set-up. Thanks for your interest!

  4. Andrew Judson

    For this class, do you bring your own guitar to setup?

  5. SF Guitarworks

    Albert, thanks for calling the shop. 🙂

  6. Albert Frevele

    I am interested in taking the Guitar Setup Class on Saturday August 22 in Petaluma. Please advise how I may sign up. Thanks!

  7. SF Guitarworks

    Hey there Jerry,

    We do cover Floyd Rose intonation during our setup workshop and would be happy to help you. Give us a call at the shop if you’d like to reserve a space: 415-865-5424.


  8. Jerry


    I am interested in your setup workshop, I see intonation is listed, do you cover Floyd Rose intonation? I know that it requires a special tool and to be honest it looks pretty daunting to me, but it’s the one I am in desperate need to learn.

  9. SF Guitarworks

    Hi Kathy,
    Left you a message earlier but we take reservations for classes over the phone. Call us again and we can set it up for you – 415-865-5424.

  10. SF Guitarworks

    Just called you and left a message. Call the shop to confirm the sign-up!

  11. Kathleen Ryals

    I want to give a gift of a guitar workshop for a Christmas gift. Can you let me know how to do that? My phone is 415-244-3750. Thanks, Kathy

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