Guitar Building Workshop March 2014 Final Days
Build your own guitar? What a great way to kick off the new year!
Jay has just wrapped up teaching the latest one-on-one guitar building workshop and we gotta say – it’s a bitter sweet moment. Workshop student Mike Johnson brought strong woodworking/shop skills to his guitar building sessions along with great energy to our shop. Fortunately Mike lives close by so we hope to see him often. His project? Mike built a cocobolo modified small jumbo guitar with a Carpathian spruce top. His guitar is beautiful, elegant and a stunning reflection of true craftsmanship. How does it sound? As good as it looks!
Here is what Mike has to say about the experience of building his own guitar with Jay. Thank you Mike for taking the time to share with us !
Best Guitar Ever !
“I spent my vacation this year building a guitar with Jay on a one-on-one instructional basis, and the experience was fantastic. Jay and Corrie go out of the way to accommodate Jay’s students in every way they can. Since I live just 30 miles away, and work a demanding job, Jay was quite flexible with his schedule. The finished product was everything I could have asked for. Jay helped me along the way to make decisions that customized the guitar to suit my personal needs and desires. And did I mention how patient he is? Jay built about four instruments in the time I built one, yet he treated me as though his entire focus was on me. His attention to detail is unmatched. His instructional method is tailored to the student…he gave me all the rope I needed but never let me hang myself. Corrie documented the entire build and posted on their website so my family and friends could also follow along. Any blossoming luthier would benefit greatly from the experience and I highly recommend his class.” Mike Johnson, Asheville NCP
Features: modified small jumbo guitar, cocobolo back, sides and headplate, Carpathian spruce soundboard, cocobolo rosette, mahogany neck, ebony fretboard, bridge and binding
Click here to see images of this Acoustic Guitar Building Workshop from the beginning
Here are some highlights from the second half of the workshop and of the finished instrument …
Learn more about guitar building workshops at Lichty Guitars