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Guitar Making Technology

The Guitar Making Technology Program will prepare students to make a living or begin a career as a maker of guitars or as a guitar repair technician. Students will begin by gaining competency in basic woodworking processes including hand tool and power machine usage, finishing, and safety. During the course work students will construct four instruments including a ukulele, an electric guitar, a steel string guitar and an arch top guitar. Business building is thoroughly covered. This is a demanding and highly technical program. Students are expected to be dedicated determined and committed.

Program Requirements | Units

CFT 100

Fundamentals of Woodworking

4

CFT 108

Business Woodworking

2

CFT 132

Ukulele Making/Introduction to Stringed Instruments

4

CFT 133

Guitar Set-Up and Repair

2

CFT 134

Electric Guitar Construction/Solid Body

2

CFT 135

Acoustic Guitar Making I

4

CFT 136

Acoustic Guitar Making II

4

CFT 149

Hand Joinery I

2

CFT 195

Finishing Technology/Touch-Up and Repair

2

Total units

26