Build Your Own, Custom, Playable Electric Guitar*
Starting Jan 27 at Fab Lab ICC.
*No experience building or playing necessary.
From the earliest known public mention of an electrically enhanced guitar, appearing in Wichita, Kansas in October of 1932, to the news in 1940, that Les Paul created "The Log," a guitar whose strings and pickups were mounted on a guitar body carved from a solid block of wood, electric guitars have captivated every generation since.
Over the years the great artists like Les Paul, Duane Eddy, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Slash, Van Halen and Yngwie Malmsteen have attracted legions of followers.
Imagine the exhilaration experienced by Les Paul when he plugged in "The Log" and heard the sounds for the first time. You can experience the same exhilaration at Fab Lab ICC, by the end of the semester!
Build and keep a real, custom, playable electric guitar. No experience necessary and you don't have to know how to play. We'll provide a kit that includes everything you need.
In this class, you will learn:
- Basic woodworking and wood finishing techniques
- How electric guitars work
- How guitar components are made
- Guitar assembly and intonation
The class takes place at Fab Lab ICC on Wednesdays from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM starting Jan 27 through May 12, 2021.
Registration is full, but additions to the wait list will be accepted through Jan 25th.
Masks and COVID protocols required for this class
This class is available either with or without college credit.
- Non-credit, $165 (register below)
- Credit, $490.00 - $510.00 depending where you live.
For Northern Montgomery County residents, $330
Six-string electric guitar kit:
- $195, available through the Fab Lab ICC guitar store. (Upgrade to premium wood body for additional $30 payable at first class.)
If you choose non-credit, the course and kit fees are payable to Fab Lab ICC on or before the first night of class.
If you choose college credit, the course fee is payable per college policy and the kit fee is payable to Fab Lab ICC on or before the first night of class