Lutherie (Guitar Building)


martin guitar logoLove music? Learn to build beautiful acoustic and electric guitars in one year with the only college lutherie program in the region. Build using Martin Guitar kits, learn finishing techniques and design skills, and make one-of-a-kind instruments using inlay and laser engraving. Build Your Business courses are included to help graduates start their own shops.





Fall 2017 Schedule

The classes are:
MUS195 - Electric Guitar 1              Mon/Weds 12:30 - 5pm
MUS195 - Acoustic Guitar 1            Mon/Weds 12:30 - 5pm

(You have to choose one of these two, but the classes will run concurrently.)


MUS195 - Intro to Lutherie Tools   Tuesdays 9am - 12pm
IND195 - Inlay 1                               Friday 9am - 12pm
IND195 - Finishing 1                        Friday 1pm - 4pm


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stages of applying inlay to guitar

In DCC's guitar-building program, you will have the opportunity to design and set your own custom inlay to increase the beauty and value of the finished product. Pictured above is a demonstration of the inlay process.

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