Acoustic Guitar Making W/ Scott Dixon


Many of those who have played or even admired the beauty of the guitar have shown interest in someday making an heirloom instrument that can be played today and passed on and continued to be played for generations. This class is designed to take a beginner/intermediate woodworker through the steps to make a steel string acoustic guitar from a unique kit.

You will learn the terminology and the techniques focused on many of the specialized processes to complete your own personalized instrument. The process is broken down into small steps to familiarize the student with the construction of the neck including truss rod installation, fingerboard & fretting, abalone inlay and construction of the body including brace trimming/fitting, top installation, bridge gluing/alignment, purfling and final fit up of the neck to body joint using a bolt-on system.

Each guitar will be completed leaving the final top coat finish up to the student. Look for our other classes designed for finishing techniques. Be sure to visit the store to see and play the finished guitar.

When signing up for the class, you will have two models to choose from: Sapele and Sycamore.



Scott (below, left)has been instrumental to the development of the kits, tool selection, the teaching program for stores and the Teach the Teacher program. He studied with Tom Knatt from Concord, MA and has taken that experience to help build in the expertise as a consultant for U.S. Guitar Kits. With over thirty years playing guitar and many years involved in woodworking, it just made sense to put the two skills together. Scott has recently filmed an episode of the American Woodshop with Scott Phillips showing the steps of building a U.S. Guitar Kit. The episode aired October 4, 2008. Episode may be viewed at, Season 15 Episode 1505 Custom Rare Wood Guitars. Scott is also featured in the Kit Instruction clips posted on YouTube.12039616_1035710619783547_5248547682416889661_n



Feb. 9-11

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Scott Dixon

The Woodworkers Club

This class is full. Please check the schedule for other available dates.