Ryer Guitars

Guitar Building Courses

Lutherie Course: $5000.00 CDN including taxes


Students learn to design and build their own quality acoustic guitar during this up to 200 hour course. The cost of materials and use of tools is included in the course fee. A 20% down payment is required on registration.

Courses typically run Monday to Friday but we can customize a schedule to meet your needs. Very limited space is available at the new shop in Madoc. ON,  Please call or email to arrange.



  • Power Equipment and Hand Tools Safety.
  • Power Equipment and Hand Tools Maintenance.
  • Carving the neck
  • Install the truss rod
  • Creating the fingerboard
  • Installing the frets
  • Laminating
  • Bending Sides
  • Head and tail blocks
  • Kerf linings
  • Joining tops and backs
  • Inlay the rosette and purfling
  • Bracing
  • Tuning the tops and backs
  • Dovetail joint
  • Setting the neck angle
  • Building the bridge
  • Binding and purfling’s
  • Finishing
  • Final assembly and setup



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