Your journey to becoming a Luthier starts here.

Please follow the links below for more information on the various courses currently available at Crimson Guitars.

Our UK based courses range from Guitar Building, Guitar Maintenance & Repair to Inlay 101. Learn these skills in a fully outfitted workshop with an experienced instructor and training assistant guiding you through each and every process. We are there to answer all of your questions and we structure every course around the needs and experience of each student.

With our studio based in the picturesque rolling fields of Dorset UK, close to the town of Dorchester, take this opportunity to combine a unique experience with a refreshing holiday. We even have our own booking agent called Julie, who will kindly help you find somewhere lovely to stay, in an ideal location, and at a great price.

  • Course Guitar building custom burl elm Christopher with student
    An exclusive 6-day guitar building course under the tutelage of an experienced luthier at Crimson Guitars in the UK. 6-day, 54 hours, 9 hours a day, with two half hour breaks per day.  
  • Course student guitar Christopher 3 month course

    5 Day Guitar Building Course

    £895.00
    An exclusive 5-day guitar building course under the tutelage of an experienced luthier at Crimson Guitars in the UK. 5-day, 37.5 hours, 7.5 hours a day with breaks.  
  • Course guitar repair and maintenance fretting Course guitar repair and maintenance cutting frets
    An intensive two-day course covering many of the most common repair techniques needed to get instruments into a playable condition.  This includes removing frets, levelling the fretboard, re-fretting the instrument, and setting up the instrument to its most playable configuration.
  • An intensive one day course covering the general maintenance and care of guitars.  This includes truss rod adjustments, setting the saddle heights, cutting nut slots to the correct depth, setting pickup clearance, intonation, fret polishing, restringing and cleaning the instrument.
  • Course student guitar Christopher one-on-one teaching
    The intensive 3-month guitar building course under the tutelage of an experienced luthier at Crimson Guitars in the UK. Guitar parts, hardware, electronics and timber available on request.  
  • UK made Kit Guitar S-type Body & Neck UK made Kit Guitar S-type Body & Neck

    3 Day Kit Guitar Building Course

    £950.00£1,170.00
    An intensive 3-day (22.5 hours) course designed to allow someone with little experience to put together a kit guitar under a Master Luthier's supervision. This 22.5-hour course entails  7.5 hours a day with breaks.  
  • Course guitar repair and maintenance fretting Fretting & inlay courses
    A 2-day intensive training course for those new to the art of fretboard inlay.  Under the tutelage of an experienced luthier at Crimson Guitars in the UK, learn how to prepare and cut your inlays, cut the cavities into your fretboard and glue the inlays in place.  You will end this course with a beautifully inlaid fretboard ready for you to fret.  
  • Course Guitar building custom burl elm Student guitar
    An exclusive 10-day guitar building course under the tutelage of an experienced luthier at Crimson Guitars in the UK. 10-day, 75 hours, 7.5 hours a day, a full 2 weeks of building.  

TESTIMONIALS


After chatting to James on the phone I booked a one day course to learn to re-fret my old SG.

Upon arrival, I got a brief tour round Crimson Guitars and was introduced to Chris.  Chris was extremely knowledgeable and personable and offered advice and tuition throughout the day.  I learnt a huge amount and am very pleased with the results of the refret.

Completely worth  the money and an excellent day.  I can’t reccommend this highly enough.  I will book another course in the future.  Thanks Chris!

-Ben (ben_55) October 8, 2016