Private Guitar Making Course

Private guitar making course:

Make your Acoustic, Classical, or Flamenco guitar in the dedicated guitar making workshop at Sydney with luthiers Steve Toscano and/or David Gibson-Smith.

Our instructors will personally guide you to making your superb instrument.

This is the perfect kick-start to a career in lutherie or just a great fun and rewarding experience.

See below pricing options and packages.

Please note: any of these packages can be done either fulltime or on a part time basis.

  • Open to all ages above 15 years.
  • Choose your own timbers from our stash of mastergrade timbers inc. Spruce, Cedar, Tasmanian Blackwood, Indian Rosewood, Ebony, Maple etc etc. Timbers are billed extra to the tuition fee.
  • We do NOT build from kits – that’s cheating! Your entire guitar is built from raw materials by YOU
  • You will finish this course with your choice of your very own hand built Classical, or Steel String acoustic guitar
  • Non guitarists are encouraged to join.
  • No prior wood working experience required
  • A mix dates to choose from along with fulltime (Mon – Fri) OR as simple as 1 day a week or fortnight.

This course operates in small groups of no more then 3 students at a time. Depending on how busy we are and the day of the week.

A $500 deposit is required to lock in a schedule. Remaining can be paid off in installments.

The prices below are tuition fees ONLY


We are typically booked out 6 – 12months in advance so best to get in touch sooner rather then later.

Optional extras

Please note; the below finish options are the ONLY options for guitar finishing in this course. We do NOT offer sunburst, or solid colour finishes.

We do (depending on the build) offer a satin clear nitro lacquer finish and if so we will bundle that into the course price at no extra charge.

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