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Guitar Luthier SCHOOLS & Learning PROGRAMS

Algranati Guitar Making School

22 Usishkin St. 
47210 Ramat Hasharon 

TEL +972 077 2063636


American School of Lutherie

2745 SW Scenic Drive 
Portland, OR 97225



American School of Lutherie

420 Moore Lane 
Healdsburg CA 95488

Directed by Charles Fox (formerly of the School of Guitar Research and Design)

developer of the "Universal Sidebender" short term class -- classical and steel-string guitar construction. 

Seven-day intensive seminar.

(707) 433-7384


Atlanta Guitar Works

4071 Wash Lee Court 
Lilburn, GA 30047



Augusta Heritage Center

Davis & Elkins College 
Elkins WV 26241

fretted instruments - Short term repair and/or construction. Spring, Summer

(304) 636-1903 ext. 209


Benedetto Guitars

10 Mall Terrace 
Savannah, GA 31406



California Summer String Institute

California Lutheran University 
Office of Continuing Ed. 
60 W. Olsen Rd. 
Thousand Oaks CA 91360

short term - violin and bow making/repair

(805) 493-3130


The Canadian School of Lutherie

Unit Z - 19 Pettipas Dr. 
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia 
Canada, B3B 1K1

(902) 481-7614


Cascade School of Lutherie

Asheville, NC



Chris Brinson

2824 Augusta Highway


South Carolina 29072


Chicago School of Guitar

1240 N Homan Ave 
Chicago, IL 60651



Colorado School of Luthiery

7515 Grandview Ave 
Arvada, CO 80002


The Curbow School of Lutherie

10451 Lakewood Highway 
Morganton, GA 30560



Curso de Tecnologia em Constru‡ao de Instrumentos Musicais - Luteria 
Universidade Federal do Paran 
Pra‡a Santos Andrade, 50

80020-300 Curitiba - PR 

+5541 3310- 2828


Jeffrey Elliott and Cyndy Burton

2812 SE 37th Ave 
Portland, OR 97202

(503) 233-0836

Individual consultation on classical guitar construction.


Eugene School of Luthiery
Josh Humphrey

Willamette Valley

Eugene, Oregon

(541) 954-2621

“Classes starts Sept. 19th, Mon and Thurs evenings at Urban Lumber in Springfield.  I will be leading the class, with Ray coming to talk about voicing, and someone (not lined up yet) to come by and speak about frets as well.

Tuition is $1150 including materials (a screaming deal) and the class is suitable for absolute beginners as well as people with some woodworking experience.  My teaching focuses on hand tools and planning; any large power tool work will be done on premises at Urban Lumber so they can watch the process of resawing, thickness sanding etc.”
-- Josh Humphrey


European Lutherie School

11320 Five Oaks Pkwy. 
St. Louis, MO. 63128

Eric Schaefer
Eric Schaefer Guitars

166 Tulpehocken St. Bernville PA 19506
More details:
I teach a 7 day course where 2-3 students build an acoustic flattop guitar. I teach a course every month.
Aside from teaching, which is the primary focus of my business, I build custom acoustic guitars, and do repair and inlay work.


Finocchio Guitarworks

20 South Maple St 
Easton, PA 18042



Harry Fleishman's Luthiers School International

1533 Welter Ct

Sebastapol, CA 95472


Drew Johnston

2115 N. 26th 
Boise ID 83702

Home study - guitar building


Anthony J. Huvard

PO Box 130 
Sandston VA 23150

30 year veteran of the craft; 20 years of teaching experience (former director of Northwest School of Instrument Design); offers intensive Private Apprenticeships on occasional basis.  Currently developing global online guitarmaking apprenticeship on the World Wide Web.


Five Towns College

2165 Seaford Ave. 
Seaford NY 11783

technology program, musical instruments

(516) 424-7000 ext. 134


Harry Fleishman

925 37th St.Boulder 
Boulder CO 80303

guitar construction/repair - short term small groups and individual basis

(303) 449-7075


Bryan Galloup's Guitar Repair and Building School

10495 Northland Dr. 
Big Rapids MI 49307



short term - intensive hands-on class in guitar repair and building


Arthur Miles Jones 

4027-4th St. SE 
Calgary AB T2G 2W4

(403) 243-5839 or Toll free at 1-888-FRETWORKS

teaching proven instrument repair techniques


Leeds Guitarmaker's School

William Cumpiano and Ivon Schmukler 
8 Easthampton Road 
Northampton MA 01060

Short & long term instruction - classical, steel string, electric, and archtop guitar construction

(413) 582-0034


Luthiers International Guitar Repair and Building School

2357 Stone Dr 
Lilburn, GA 30047



The Luthiers Workshop

99 Moody St 
Waltham MA


Thomas Knatt and Al Carruth - several options


The Maine Guitarmaker's School

Nick Apollonio 
Marine Park, PO Box 791 
Rockport, ME 04856

(207) 236-6312

short term guitar courses; 6 &12 string, classical.


Midwest Guitar Repair & Building School

731 Dale 
Webster Groves, MO 63119



The Musical Instrument Academy

Oscar Pedersensv 16 
1721 Sarpsborg, Norway


Musical Instrument Repair Technicians Program

Renton Technical College 
3000 NE 4th St. 
Renton WA 98056

long term classes - repair and restoration, string and band instruments

(206) 235-2352


Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music

6752 Hollywood Blvd. 
Hollywood, CA 90028


Guitar Building


National String Workshop String Repair Clinics

University of Wisconsin 
721 Lowell Hall, 610 Langdon St. 
Madison WI 53703

short term - beginning to advanced violin family/bow repair

(608) 263-2790


Nazareth Guitar Institute

R.D. #6 Box 6379B 
Stroudsburg, PA 18360



North Bennet Street School

39 N. Bennet St. 
Boston MA 02133

long term - violins/bow, construction/repair

(617) 227-0155


Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road, PO Box 5005 
Costa Mesa,California 92628-5005

instrument repair classes and a guitar building class, certificate program for musical insturment repair and a 2 class course on acoustic guitar building

(714) 432-0202


Peters Valley Craft Center

19 Kuhn Rd. 
Layton NJ 07851

short term course, summer, acoustic guitar construction.

(201) 948-5200


Puget Sound Woodworking Center

2416 California St 
Everett, WA 98201


Red Rocks Community College School of Fine Woodworking and Lutherie

13300 West Sixth Avenue 
Lakewood, CO 80228



Red Wing Technical College

308 Pioneer Rd. 
Red Wing MN 55066

long term - guitar construction/repair, violin repair.

(612) 388-8271 or (800) 657-4849


Ribbecke Guitars

PO Box 1581 
Santa Rosa CA 95402

short term - archtop guitar construction.

(707) 433-3778


Roberto Venn School of Luthiery

4011 South 16th St 
Phoenix, AZ 85040



Ervin Somogyi

2606 McGee Ave. 
Berkeley CA 94703

(510) 534-4445


South Plains College

1401 College Ave. 
Box 53 
Levelland TX 79336

long term - guitar construction/repair on all fretted instruments.

(806) 894-9611 ext. 280


Summit School of Guitar Building and Repair

240 Goodyear Rd 
Qualicum, BC 
Canada, V9K 2A3



Timeless Instruments

Box 51 
Tugaske, Saskatchewan 
S0H 4B0 Canada

short term - guitar construction/repair

(306) 759-2042


Totnes School of Guitarmaking

Collins Road 
Totnes, Devon 
England, TQ9 5PJ



Vermont Instruments School of Lutheire

PO Box 115 
Post Mills, VT 05058



Violin Making School of America

304 East 200 South 
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111



Whetstone School of Lutherie

120 Birge St. 
Brattleboro, VT



Bob Zatzman Guitar Repair

8024 Germantown Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19118

(215) 247-5010

contact for information


Fretted Strings Lutherie School
Harrison Phipps

231 G Street, Studio
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 304-1886

Individual hands-on instruction in guitar & ukulele building. 
Short courses offered on fretted instrument repair & restoration;
as well as two-hour workshops offered regularly on various topics
related to building, repair, and restoration. Flexible class schedules. 


Pablo Requena
Spanish Guitar Making Courses in Spain and UK







Violin Luthier Schools and Learning Programs


The Bow Making School of America

308 East 200 South 
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111



Chicago School of Violin Making

3446 N. Albany 
Chicago IL 60618

long term class, 3.5 years - violin family construction/repair

(312) 478-0505


Chimneys Violin School

614 Lerew Rd. 
Boiling Springs PA 17007

Long term classes, several years - violin family construction/repair.

(717) 258-3203


Chicago School of Violin Making

3636 Oakton St 
Skokie, IL 60076



Indiana University School of Music Violinmaking and Repair Program

Bloomington IN 47405

instrument construction, music theory & playing - long term classes

(812) 855-7565


Stringed Instrument Restoration Workshop
Conservatory of Music
Oberlin College

Oberlin OH 44074

short term summer program on violin family repair

(216) 775-8044


Violin Craftsmanship Institute 
U. of New Hampshire 
Div. of Continuing Ed.

6 Garrison Ave
Durham NH 03824

short term - summer, violins/bows.


Violin Making School of America

308 E. 200 S. 
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

(801) 364-3651

long term - violin construction/repair.


Lutherie Academy
O'Brien Guitars

10249 Riverstone Dr.
Parker, Colorado 80134

The online portal to all things lutherie related



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DePaule Supply USA has been the major supplier for luthiers (Stringed Instrument Makers, Guitar Builders) of Shell Blanks, Custom Shell Inlay Work, Custom Shell Logos, Pre-Cut and Pre-Engraved Shell Inlays since March of the year 2000. Owned and operated by Sam & Buddy Lee DePaule since September 2011. 
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