In this 2-day workshop you will learn the techniques necessary to adjust any stringed instrument for optimal playability and tone. Taught by master luthiers Dale & Tyler Unger
with special guest Greg Voros.
Greg is a master repairman and also is the repair shop manager at Gruhn Guitars
in Nashville, TN.
This course explains the mechanical operation of the guitar and all other stringed instruments, including all types of guitars and bass guitars (acoustic & electric). Learning the craft of setting up a stringed instrument is ideal for every musician or luthier. A better understanding for your instrument will always come in handy. NGI provides each student with their own individual workstation and all necessary tools, all you need to bring one of your favorite guitars or basses.
I would be happy to discuss any additional details over the phone at your convenience. Please feel free to contact us at (570) 856-1324. One half of the cost of the course is required as a down payment in order to reserve your place.
Classes are filled on a first come basis.
Cost of the workshop: $525
In this workshop you will learn and do....
String height adjustment
Intonation / Saddle compensation
Truss rod adjustment
String break angles at nut
Selecting string gauges & types for instruments
Height of strings at the nut
Nut & Saddle making
Fret Dressing & Fretting
Various tremolo systems
Tools you need
Greg joined the Gruhn Guitars repair shop in 2005 and has kept things running smoothly and efficiently since becoming Repair Shop Manager in 2012. He came to Nashville from New York with a lengthy background in repair and setup of a broad range of electric and acoustic instruments. He also has extensive experience in customer service and fine-tuning instruments to personal taste.
Saturday - Sunday : 9:30am - 4:00pm
Setting Up & Maintenance Workshop Class Dates
May 20 - 21, 2017 - CLASS FULL ENROLLMENT CLOSED
November 18 - 19, 2017 - CLASS FULL ENROLLMENT CLOSED
Deposits are non-refundable. If I need to cancel my reservation, and I give more than 30 days notice, I may apply my deposit to a future course. If I cancel my reservation less than 30 days before the course start date, and my spot is filled by another student, I will be able to apply my deposit to a future course. If I cancel less than 30 days before the course and my spot is not filled by another student, my tuition will not be returned or applicable to another class. I understand my deposit and tuition will be refunded in full in the case of any course cancellation by Nazareth Guitar Institute.
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“Hi Dale! I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am for the training and amazing week spent in your shop! This has been one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had!”
- Robert -
“An excellent course! Dales experience as a luthier is hard to match. The individual attention I received was amazing.”
- William Mattson -
“I just want to drop you a note and thank you for the recent workshop. It’s really one of the best things I’ve ever been a part of. ”
- JZ -