Build a guitar with me in six days? Yes! This year I am scheduled to build 25 guitars with students in private classes. Here is what a recent student had to say about his experience and the guitar he built with me.
"I just wanted to thank you again for your instruction, wisdom, patience and fantastic sense of humor in putting up with me for six days while building my OM. I’m still completely in awe of your teaching style and the tremendous experience in getting to work with you. The finished product is just amazing and the sound, which was incredible from the first string installed continues to get better every day! My guitar instructor came by for a lesson today and, well, I didn’t have a lesson because he couldn’t put it down (it’s a 1-hour lesson btw). I think I mentioned he’s been playing for over 50-years, used to own a music store and has toured all of the world with many jazz bands. He said it was “F@#^ing Amazing!”, one of the most playable guitars he’s ever experienced with exceptional sustain and added he would love to record with it. So you or I might be building a guitar for him in the near future. My wife asks everyday if I’ve started tooling up and now my instructor is on that bandwagon, so I’ll be peppering you with questions in the weeks ahead. Fingers crossed I can repeat your magic on my own! I wish you and all the O’Brien’s the very best!!
My 2021 teaching schedule is completely full and my 2022 schedule is filling quickly. Contact me now to reserve your spot to come and build a guitar with me in 2022.
During the month of July I am offering a free copy of my audio book - My Life As a Luthier and Instructor?
This book contains stories I have collected from over 20 years of teaching others the art of lutherie.
Hear stories about: (Click the link below to hear a sample from the book)
How I got my start in lutherie and as an instructor
The Green Beret
The helicopter crash
Uber driver in Taipei
CA glue mishaps
The Ramirez store in Madrid
The marathon runner
Fire in the hole!
The fraud investigator
The Pastor and movies
I saw a ghost!
Don't drink the coffee!
The moment with the hereafter
The workout students
The oil well call
The WW II vet
The plumber and his dog
and many more exciting and captivating stories!
Just purchase one of my online courses for $150 or more and you get the book for free.
If you are just getting started in lutherie or a seasoned professional, I have an online course that will help you take your building to the next level.
Happy Building and Finishing!