The Apprentice Program offers the right person a chance to work in the shop for months at a time building his or her own guitars, doing repairs, and occasionally assisting in the school. The apprentice lives in the shop apartment, keeps his/her own schedule, and chooses which instruments within the guitar family to build, all of which he keeps. The Basic Building Course is prerequisite.
Benefits for the student include a marketable body of work, an equally marketable journeyman’s level of skill, and years saved in acquiring the knowledge and technique necessary for professional work.
The length of the program is variable, as are starting dates, and payment schedules. Six months of study is the shortest commitment possible.
The cost of the program is $1500 per month which pays for housing, heat, electricity, Wi-Fi and shop-space. The cost of materials is the apprentice's responsibility.
Please contact the school for more details and to apply.