Archtop Building Workshop


Building an Archtop Guitar

     The small group workshops are presently held several times a year.  Each workshop is taught in a small group setting, usually four or five students. This is a 7-day workshop for the completion of an Archtop guitar from start to finish. All wood, materials, and parts are included. Only a six-string Archtop guitar with a 17" X 3" body will be offered. All workshops are held in Nazareth, Pennsylvania at the Nazareth Guitar Institute.
A private tour of Martin Guitar Co. will be included in all classes. When you come to the class, we'll provide you with supplies and tools, as well as personally supervise your building. No previous experience is required. At the conclusion of the class, you'll go home with a new archtop guitar, along with the knowledge of how to build more for years to follow.
Price: $3,250.00 


Saturday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 1:00pm


Class Dates:

January 13 - 20, 2018 - Enrollment Closed Class Full

April 21 - 28, 2018 - OPEN

July 14 - 21, 2018 - OPEN




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 -

“I will start by saying I had a some trepidation about committing to the archtop class. At the end I wound up being disappointed that it was over!”

- Brian K. -

“It’s really one of the best things I’ve ever been a part of.  I had such a great time and I’m very turned on by the whole process and will continue to pursue this as a hobby.”

- JZ -

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