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Elevating the Art of Guitar Repair and Design for the last 4 1/2 decades.

Does your guitar always seems to be out of tune ?
Does it seem to be too hard to play ?

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Guitar Repair and Design


Thanks for hosting us for such a great learning experience!  My life will never be the same.

I did manage to get the neck reset started tonight.  I hope the rest of it goes as smooth as the neck removal...


Chuck Surette ( May 2015 )

Thanks for providing such a great  course.
The small group made it easy to get personal attention from you when covering such a variety of jobs.
Course was inspiring and exciting thanks for making this happen.

Clarke  V.

 Guitar Repair and Design Course

This approach, with 6 students bringing an average of 6 instruments each - we end up with a broad cross-section of different types of guitars as well as different repairs. With all the various members of the 'Guitar Family' ..... 12 string / solid body electrics / classical / fretless bass / arch-top / flamenco / dobro / left-handed / floating tremolo systems / acoustic-electric systems / etc.. etc... there is layer upon layer of information to cover.

The week long break between lessons gives the students a chance to consider what has been covered in the 3 hour session and to formulate questions for the upcoming class.

Comments from students:

" I have benefited hugely from this course. It has allowed me to learn a lot of skills in a hands on enviroment. Tons of knowledge in a small period of time.  Ryan Mc.

" I believe I have a solid foundation for making money with these skills if applied".  Dan P. 

"Thank you for your graciousness, enthusiasm and encouragement ". Warren H.

" Given the enormous potential range , the topics are well paced and presented ". Dan P.

"A lot of great information has been shared with us. The hands on aspect helped solidify the information." Amber G.
"Great guy. Very knowledgable. He really knows his stuff."  Bill C.

"Very thorough ; many things to know, so many variables. By having the students bring in their own problem instruments I learned a lot faster ! "  Ryan M

"Great course and great info!  Thanks a lot Michael!"  Michael S.

"Always spoke positively about progression in learning."  Carlos P.

"I can now do things I wouldn't have even dared to try before".  Cody M.

"Teacher was great,course was great.  I'd take it again.  Looking forward to
future courses."  Matt B.

"Everything brought to the table was well planned and demonstrated."  Rob D.

"Mike made this course really enjoyable, a great person to learn from."  Peter D.

"Excellent experience, I would strongly recommend to others."  Warren H.

"Obviously you have been through many processes of elimination to come up with the most efficient, simple, yet correct way of doing each repair and to me they seem logical , not mystical.  The thing that impressed me most was the way you took what seemed to me to be the complex make-up of the guitar and simplified it to a step-by-step, controlled process that most could follow."  Paul H."I can't believe what I've been able to do on my own."  Bill C.

" I found taking the course a second time very beneficial and feel there was a quantum leap in my skills as a result and a much clearer, improved understanding of theory and ability. You made a special effort to make sure we all had a chance to cover our to-do lists and ask our questions" Warren H.

"The extra tools and " above and beyond the call of duty " approach was evident throughout the course". Warren H.

I am filing papers this week seeking a  Court Order that Mike adopt me, requiring that he teaches me everything he knows.  Given his vast knowledge, this may take 20 or 30 years.
Seriously, many thanks Mike, for your instruction and guidance. It was an absolute pleasure. Great to meet and hang out with all you guys. -
Dave S. ( the Lawyer / Rippin' blues guitarist  in the class )

"The amount of information and the variety of topics was incredible."  Josh D.

"I own a number of guitars and wanted to learn how to do basic repairs.  It was very informative; he took the time to show us in great detail."  Larry J.