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Build your very own D18 style dreadnaught guitar with Sitka spruce top, Honduran mahogany body, and herringbone purfling. Learn all of the skills to build a great sounding instrument. Class will cover complete construction, top tuning, scalloped bracing, neck shaping, installing and dressing frets, guitar set up and inlay. No woodworking experience is needed, as all techniques are demonstrated and specialized tools provided. Week long or weekly class dates available.

Tuition: $2,150 all materials included

A deposit of $300 to hold your seat in this class located in Barnardsville, NC.

Contact Ken at 828-228-7440 for additional details, or customization.



"I built a D-18 style guitar and was so happy with it I went back and built a J-45 style guitar a couple of years later. I have been playing for over 20 years and have owned/do own a number high-end guitars. The guitars I built get most of the play time now. If you have ever considered building your own guitar, you really owe it to yourself to check out this class. ~ Lucian Tender

"Ken guided me through the build of an OM model with a cutaway. The learning experience was everything I hoped for and the finished guitar is just what I was looking for. It’s a beauty. Ken is an excellent instructor, both in knowledge and patience. All told, a great learning experience that left me with useful knowledge and a beautiful instrument!"  ~  Robert Monroe

"Ken is a knowledgeable and patient instructor. He ensured that each of the us was successful in each part of the build and that we all left the class with a guitar we were proud of. I have very little woodworking experience, but with Ken's guidance and instruction I was able to build a top quality guitar. Everyone that has seen it has been amazed that we were able to build this guitar in a week. If you are interested in building your own I would definitely recommend getting in touch with Ken."  ~ Terry Page

"I took Ken’s guitar building class.  He was very friendly, knowledgeable and patient. If you have ever wanted to build your own guitar I highly recommend building one with Ken. He provided many useful tools, tricks and experience. My D-18 model acoustic looks and sounds great! Thanks Ken!" ~ Zach Kilmer



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