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Hello, from O’Brien Guitars!


Dear Fellow Luthier,
Thank you for purchasing my Online Classical Guitar Building Course.  I sincerely hope your guitar is proceeding well.
If you haven't yet heard, big changes are happening at O’Brien Guitars. This is my last semester at Red Rocks Community College. BEGINNING MAY 22, I will be teaching classes exclusively at the Colorado School of Lutherie in Denver and in my personal shop in Parker, Colorado.  Review the class schedule here. 

If you can be in the Denver area on May 20, come by my OPEN HOUSE.  I'll be giving a 10%-off door prize that can be applied to any one of my courses in 2012.  See details, below.
I am also beginning a newsletter.  In it, there will be articles with building tips and techniques from my shop and from fellow luthiers.  I’m also planning interviews with some of the greats in guitar building.  Send me your ideas about what you would like to see in the O'Brien Guitars newsletter.
Please take a moment and UPDATE your preferences.  In addition to the newsletter, you can select to receive announcements about new videos, future classes, and more.
Also, if you are looking for a book to help you with your classical guitar building, visit Flatiron Frets.  My students use Construction Notes for Classical Guitar, which was specifically written for my online course. 
Happy building!
Events and Classes
  May 6 - The Annual Colorado Swap
   & Trade Show - Denver
  May 7- 13 - One-on-one guitar
   building class
  May 19 - Fifth Annual Denver Ukefest
  May 20 - OPEN HOUSE! - Colorado
   School of Lutherie 
at Victor Guitar
  May 22 - Guitar Completion Course
  June 25-30 - Small group guitar
   building class
  July 9-15 - One-on-one guitar building
  July 16-17 - French Polish

   August 14 - Classical Guitar Building
   class begins
   August 16 - Steel String Guitar
   building class begins
   August 18 - Sharpening Planes and
   Chisels masterclass

  November (Date TBA) - French Polish
  Date TBA - Arm Bevel masterclass
 Kent Everett

  August - Healdsburg Guitar Festival
Robert O'Brien


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Sunday, May 6
Drop by the Colorado School of Lutherie table and find out about classes I’m teaching this summer and fall.  See my online videos. Check out musical instruments and gear at the show and even swap some of your stuff.  Get a free guitar appraisal from my friend, Edward Dick, of Victor Guitar.       Admission- $6 
Saturday, May 19
I’ll be at the Ukefest with Edward Dick all day talking about classes and videos on building guitars and ukeleles.  The Ukefest will also feature workshops, open stage and jam sessions.  Drop by and say hello.           I hope you have your tickets, because it is SOLD OUT.
Saturday, May 20  
Come see the Colorado School of Lutherie at Victor Guitar where I will be holding guitar building and masterclasses this summer and fall.  There will be refreshments, door prizes and entertainment.   I’ll even have embroidered O’Brien Guitars hats and shirt on hand. Bring the family.
Grand Prize: Classical or Acoustic Online Guitar Building Course or 10% off of one of my guitar building classes in 2012