Geiger School of Lutherie by the Sea
Founded in January 2009 at the Fret House in Covina California, the Geiger School of Lutherie has taught over sixty students. In March 2014 I relocated to Carmel California and will be primarily focusing on one on one intensive guitar building classes and private instruction. The Geiger School of Lutherie will officially re-open on December 1, 2014 in its new Carmel location.
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Two Week Intensive Acoustic Steel String Guitar Building
This class will spend two intensive weeks (Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday from 8:00am to noon) completing an acoustic guitar in the white. There will be an opportunity to choose from several different body styles and gain hands-on experience from bending sides to shaping the neck using both modern and time tested techniques. Tools will be supplied. Materials are not included.
Cost: $3000 excluding materials
Payment Schedule: $1000 nonrefundable deposit due upon
registration with the balance due 30 days prior to the start of class
One Week Intensive Electric Guitar Building
This class will spend one intensive week (Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday from 8:00am to noon) completing a custom shaped (to be chosen by the student) solid body electric guitar in the white. Tools will be supplied. Materials are not included.
Cost: $1500 excluding materials
Payment Schedule: $500 nonrefundable deposit due upon registration with the balance due 30 days prior to the start of class
This type of instruction can include basic lutherie
skills such as how to joint tops and
Cost: $300 per day with a half day minimum
This course that will demonstrate the techniques of finishing a guitar
from preparation to final buffing. The first Saturday will be a discussion
of the different kinds of media and the advantages and disadvantages of
each. While the class will be centered around the use of KTM-9 waterborne
finish, the techniques of this finish can easily be transferred to any type.
I will be demonstrating the prep work and the filling of the grain in open
pored woods, as well as the spraying of initial coats. The next Saturday
will be leveling, polishing and trouble shooting the coated surface. Samples
prepared the week before will be used by the students for first hand
Inlay Seminar (4 Hours)
This class will demonstrate the process of taking an
Set Up Seminar (4 Hours)
a guitar is more than just changing string height
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