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Learn Guitar Repair – Module 2, Setting Up Your Guitar

Award Winner - Module 2, learn guitar setups (truss rod, nut and bridge action, intonation, pickup volume)
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 30m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Learn how to repair guitars today, by training as a Guitar Repair Technician.

Module 2, Setting Up Your Guitar, is the second in the Guitar Repair Technician series (the first being Maintaining Your Guitar, and the third being Making New Bone Nuts). Together, these award winning modules teach you how to carry out repair technician tasks on electric and acoustic guitars and basses, and develop your skills as a Guitar Repair Technician.

Learner reviews:
“Thanks, Kevin. Your courses are helping me a lot to take care of my guitars insightfully and now I know what I’m doing.”
“I wanted to learn how to set up my own guitars, both acoustic and electric. This course was great! It provided the detailed how-to information I was desiring, made especially clear through the videos, and provided great information on the proper tools to use and have on hand! Thanks, Kevin!”
“Very good and informative I enjoyed the detailed explanations and videos.”
“Pretty good fit for me,”
“Thank you for this course. There are many people who can play guitar like a champ, but there are very fewer people who know how to set up the guitar. As a guitarist, our playability depends a lot on the setup. So if you love playing, then you should know how to set it up. So again THANK YOU for this course.”

Module 2, Setting Up Your Guitar, is the perfect module to take you to the next level in your journey for learning how to professionally carry out guitar repairs on your own and customer guitars.
Other Guitar Repair training courses are expensive, long and often not easily accessible. This module of the UK government approved training course would cost in excess of £250 per day – here, you can often save over 90% of the cost.
Follow step by step with videos, downloads, quizzes and tasks.  Ask questions.  
Once you’ve completed this module, you’ll be ready to confidently and accurately conduct a full four-part setup on guitars and bass for other people, and you’ll also save a fortune being able to work on your own instrument.  

This module focuses on the four main tasks that a Guitar Repair Technician would undertake with guitar setups; specifically, adjusting the truss rod, nut action, bridge action and intonation.  It also explains how to check for ‘dead’ notes on the guitar’s fretboard, how to set the strings to preferred action and camber, and how to set up the pickups for a balanced volume. 
Essentially, this course is ideal whether you’re working in the Guitar and Music industry, following a hobby or simply maintaining your own guitar to keep it in great shape.

The Guitar Repair Technician Training Program has been a preferred choice within the Wales Employability Sector for guitar repair training, and was entered onto the Careers Wales database of approved courses in 2013.  
The problem for many, however, was access to the guitar repair workshops i.e. many people simply were unable to attend workshops  to learn how to repair electric guitars and other types due to time constraints, geographic location and transportation.  
The solution:  Finally, the Guitar Repair Technician training program is now available here through Udemy’s online learning platform for you to learn how to fix your own guitar and customer guitars in your own time, and without needing to leave home.  
With a 30-day money back guarantee, access any time anywhere and on any device, and a certificate of completion to show future employers or to add credibility to your technical know-how and services, there’s no better time to sign up to the course.  So click on the button and I’ll see you there!

You will learn

✓ Essential tools for full four-part setups on electric, acoustic, bass and classical guitars.
✓ Adjust the truss rod safely.
✓ Adjust the height (action) at the nut.
✓ Adjust the height (action) at the bridge.
✓ Adjust the intonation.
✓ Balance the volume for electric guitar pickups.
✓ So are you ready? OK, let’s get busy!


• Have enthusiasm and a desire to learn about guitar repair.
• Access to the Internet with download capability.
• A place to carry out guitar setups e.g. on a sturdy surface, and the appropriate tools (listed in this course).
• It would be advantageous to know how to tune a guitar and change strings (these skills are taught in Module 1 – Maintaining Guitars)

This course is for

• People who work in music shops.
• All guitar lovers with a technical mind who want to work in the Guitar Repair or Guitar Technician industry.
• All guitarists / musicians who want to save money by maintaining your own guitar.
• Anyone who tinkers with guitars for a hobby.
Qualified Teacher for Music, Guitar Repair and Computing
Qualified as a teacher in 1995.  Experience with teaching from ages 7 to 85 in formal and informal settings.  Subject Advisor for Initial Teacher Training.  Assistant Head Teacher and Subject Leader for Computer Studies.  Successful career. 
When not marking papers, I enjoy my time teaching people how to play and repair guitars, whilst following my other passions for cooking and traveling the country. 
I’m very much a creative person, making the most of life and my interests.  And that’s also included self employment, something that I really enjoy.  I particularly loved the Guitar Repair ’employability’ projects that I’d established and ran for a number of years .. and actually secured European Social Funding to deliver the programs, and received a national ‘EU Funds Winner’ award for the most progress made with individuals.  I’m very proud of that, extremely proud of those folks who used the training programs to improve their lives in even the smallest ways, and grateful for those who gave their time freely to help where possible.
Most importantly for me, when you’re on my training courses, is that you’re inspired, you benefit from the training, and you’re enjoying it!
I’ll leave it at that, and look forward to seeing you on my training programs.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 30m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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