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Learn Guitar Repair – Module 4, Repairing Loose Guitar Frets

Award Winner - Module 4, learn to re-fit loose and dodgy frets (electric and acoustic)
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 29m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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

Module 4, Fret Repair, is the fourth in the Guitar Repair Technician series (the first three being Maintaining Your Guitar, Guitar Setups and Making New Bone Nuts). Together, these award winning modules teach you how to repair frets on an electric, acoustic, classical and bass guitar, developing your skills as a Guitar Repair Technician. These skills also transfer to other fretted instruments e.g. dulcimers, banjos etc.

Module 4, Fret Repair, is the first advanced module, taking you to the next level in your journey for learning how to professionally carry out guitar fret repairs on your own and customer guitars.  It runs seamlessly into Module 5, Fret Replacement.  To clarify, Module 4 focuses on repairing those few problem frets whereas Modules 5 and 6 (available soon) looks at how to replace and stone / profile all the frets on the entire fretboard.
Guitar Repair training courses elsewhere are expensive, long and often not easily accessible. This module, when attended as a 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 and quizzes.  Ask questions.  Practice each demonstrated task.
Once you’ve completed this module, you’ll be ready to confidently and accurately tackle those frets that aren’t sitting properly on the fretboard for other people, and you’ll also save a fortune being able to work on your own instrument.  

This module focuses on the essential tools and how to save money where possible, although you will need a good fret press and camber cauls.  You’ll learn how to identify those dodgy frets, and how to prepare them for re-fitting.  We’ll look at glueing, clamping, cleaning and smoothing those rough edges.  You’ll learn how to brace the neck to access frets up at the body and underneath the heel and nut, and how to clamp those hard-to-reach frets by the soundhole.  And we’ll have a brief look at why not to re-level a single raised fret, and how to re-crown a fret if you do attempt to level it out.  And you’ll get to download checklists  for your own portfolio, and complete quizzes and self-assessments to validate and strengthen your knowledge and understanding. 
The 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.  Because you’re being trained to a professional standard by a qualified teacher and guitar repair technician, you’ll get some insight into several small tricks and pointers while following a structured and engaging course that’s easy to follow step-by-step.

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 on any , 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

✓ Use of specialist trade tools and resources needed to repair frets on a range of guitars (including bass).
✓ Repair protruding frets along the guitar neck, at the sound-hole (acoustic/classical) and headstock.
✓ Investigate problematic frets and explore solutions.
✓ Using low-cost methods to help with clamping along the whole neck.
✓ Overview of re-profiling frets (levelling them out) and re-crowning (rounding off the tops).
✓ Clean the fretboard after fret-repair.
✓ So are you ready? OK, let’s get busy!


• Have some knowledge covered in Modules 1 (Maintenance) and 2 (Setups).
• Have enthusiasm and a desire to learn about guitar repair.
• Access to the Internet with download capability.
• A place in your house to repair guitars, a sturdy table and relevant tools (listed in Section 2).
• You do not need to know how to play the guitar.

This course is for

• People looking to explore career paths, whether to choose Luthier or Technician
• Employees and owners of music shops.
• All guitarists who want to save money by repairing your own frets.
• All guitar lovers with a technical mind who want to work in the Guitar Repair / Technician industry.
• Anyone who tinkers with guitars for a hobby.
• Those who have some knowledge covered in Modules 1 (Maintenance) and 2 (Setups).
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 29m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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