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Learn Guitar Repair – Module 3, Making a New Guitar Nut

NEW!! Award Winner - Module 3, make a new bone nut for added depth to your tone and sustain to your notes
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 2m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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

Learner reviews
“It is very good for me. I took the first two courses also.” (Module 1, Guitar Maintenance, and Module 2, Guitar Setups)..
“As with other modules, I’ve seen this done before but always good to get another perspective and focus on one step of the process at a time.”
“Excellent, very informative. Have seen it done on lots of other videos but this is the first time without sanders and other specialist tools, all by hand, which when I have a go is how I’ll be doing it. Good stuff.”
“I found this course very informative and full of useful information.”

Benefits of the course
Turn a $50 cheap guitar into one that sounds like a $500 guitar.
Improve the tone and quality of the guitar notes by hand making and refitting a customized bone nut.
When you know how to replace your cheap plastic or broken guitar nut with the more substantial, fuller toned bone nut, your guitar or bass will be transformed by improved sustain, depth and warmth of your notes – it’s all in the nut.
In this module you’ll measure, make, refit and groove a bone nut from start to finish, from a blank block of bone. These essential skills take you to the next level as a Guitar Repair Technician, with a Certificate of Completion to demonstrate credibility, competence and high standard training from a previous member of the National Association of Music Instrument Repairers.
By the end of this module you’ll be able to replace old damaged and cheap plastic guitar and bass nuts with well-fitting rich-sounding customised bone nuts that not only look professional, but sound great also.
It’s another service you can now offer, turning low-cost guitars into something of quality or replacing damaged nuts with new and better.
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; it’s very worth it.

Follow step by step with videos, downloads, quizzes and tasks. Ask questions.  Revisit any lecture whenever you need to remind yourself. 
Once you’ve completed this module, you’ll be ready to confidently and effectively tackle the bone nut on your own and on customers’ guitars. 
And if you can’t find a replacement for that unusually-shaped damaged nut, no worries – make your own.

The award-winning Guitar Repair Technician Training Program has been a preferred choice within the Wales (UK) Employability Sector for guitar repair training (electric, bass, acoustic, classical), 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 these great guitar repair skills due to time constraints, geographic location and transportation.
Finally, here’s the solution.  The Guitar Repair Technician training program is now available here through Udemy’s online learning platform.  This means that you can now learn how to fix your own guitar and customers’ guitars in your own time, and without needing to leave home.  You can even learn while on holiday wherever that may be – mine’s in a camper van; you really can do this job anywhere!

With a 30-day money-back guarantee, anytime repeat-access on any device, and a certificate of completion to display on your wall for credibility, satisfaction or to show future employers, there’s no better time to sign up to Module 3, Make Your Own Bone Nut.  So click on the button now and let’s get started.  See you inside!

You will learn

✓ Types of guitar nuts and the importance of the material they’re made from
✓ Features of a completed nut
✓ How to safely remove a nut from the instrument without damage
✓ How to prepare the nut housing for a new nut
✓ How to measure and mark out the height, width and length of the new blank nut
✓ How to shape and refine the new blank nut accurately and aesthetically
✓ Creating the camber curve on the top of the nut
✓ Correct measurements and spacings of the nut grooves
✓ How to mark out and cut the nut grooves accurately
✓ How to polish to a professional finish
✓ How to fit the nut back on to the housing accurately
✓ 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 work on your guitar, a sturdy surface, and the appropriate tools (listed in this course).

This course is for

• Guitarists who want to improve the tone and quality of their notes.
• 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 or who enjoy crafting for instruments.
• People who work in music shops.
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 2m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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