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Hi, basically I would like to do goto a few luthier schools (take note I do realise how much these cost) most likely starting early next year if I can afford to by then.

What I'd like to know is what schools/courses you would suggest I look into?

I live in the UK but I'm not ruling out something abroad...

My main intrest in building is solid bodied string instruments.

So do any of you have suggestions?

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if you can do without the structure of an actual classroom look into stewart mcdonald's instructional books and video training courses. i've purchased several of their books and they're very good.

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ah I never knew about baileys, I think that would make a good first course to do as an introduction to the process so I think I might be getting in contact with him, plus he mentions there are no real limits to what you build as long as it's practical :D

/smells an 8 stringer

I'd be interested in doing baileys>totness>luthier international

if I could fund it, thanks for putting me onto baileys though, that's exactly what I could do with right about now

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ah I never knew about baileys, I think that would make a good first course to do as an introduction to the process so I think I might be getting in contact with him, plus he mentions there are no real limits to what you build as long as it's practical B)

I just noticed where you live....coals to Newcastle ! :D:DB):D

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ah I never knew about baileys, I think that would make a good first course to do as an introduction to the process so I think I might be getting in contact with him, plus he mentions there are no real limits to what you build as long as it's practical B)

I just noticed where you live....coals to Newcastle ! :D:DB):D

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www.baileyguitars.co.uk

Mark Bailey runs courses from his workshop in coventry i believe and they cost about £400 and up depending on the type of build you want to do. E-mail him for details as he is really cheap and quoted me aopproximately 1/3 of the price for a custom Gibson V than a few others did!

if you want a full time course and you live near london, Merton Collage do a 2 year course on Instrument repair and construction.

Other than thet, read books and do it yourself. Its not rocket science, but it is a learning process that will take over your life.

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