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Electric Guitar Building

Hours: 30.00 | Estimated Cost: $299.00

Learn about design and manufacturing principles and techniques through the process of designing and building an electric guitar. Topics include body and headstock design, basic woodworking, finishing, fretting, electronics assembly, hardware assembly and guitar setup. Discover the processes that go into creating a consumer product and walk away from the seminar with a beautiful solid body electric guitar that you designed and built yourself. Seminar limited to 10 individuals or teams and fees must be paid prior to first class.

Additional Information

Learn About
  • Designing and building a solid body electric guitar
  • Woodworking
  • Basic electronics
  • Intonation
Benefits & Outcomes
  • Drive innovation and promote awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM)
  • Utilize skills involving design, woodworking, electrical (including soldering), wiring, paint and finish work
  • Build self-esteem and confidence while creating something of value and enjoyment
Training Outline

**Designing and Building a Solid Body Electric Guitar**


  • Sculpting the body

**Basic Electronics**

  • Wiring Diagrams
  • Soldering Components (Capacitor, 3-way Switch, Potentiometers for Tone and Volume, Pick-ups)

**Final Set-up of the Finish Guitar**

  • Intonation
  • Tuning
  • String Height
  • Bridge/Saddle Positioning
Business and Industry Services

Fox Valley Technical College
Business & Industry Services
D. J. Bordini Center
5 N. Systems Drive
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
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P: 888-458-0449
P: 920-735-2525
F: 920-735-4771

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