Lessons in Lutherie with Brian Burns
Individual, hands-on instruction for beginning to advanced guitar builders
I make classical and flamenco guitars in a
large shop here in the small town of Fort
Bragg, on California's beautiful north coast.
I'm offering hands-on instruction in all aspects
of lutherie work for everyone from absolute
beginners to advanced luthiers.  I charge $40
per hour, or $240 per day, and can arrange
times to suit your schedule, whether it's
during the week or on weekends.  Since it's
individual instruction, we can work on the
specific things that you are interested in.

I have been self employed as a full time
woodworker for 37 years, with 17 years in
guitar making, and 6 years as a woodworking
teacher.  Over the years I've developed many
unique solutions to the problems we all
encounter in our craft.

I also teach Flamenco guitar playing.
A few of the things
we might work on
~ Double bevel sharpening
~ Joining tops and backs
~ Tonewood testing
~ Laminating sides
~ Vacuum clamping and work holding
~ Thin kerf resawing
~ Woodworking machinery setup  
~ Fingerboard slotting by hand or on      
   the table saw
~ Surfacing veneers
~ Jig and fixture design and construction
~ Voicing, using the computer for
acoustic analysis
~ Hide glue techniques
~ Conical section fingerboard crowning
~ Making and bending purfling & binding
And anything else you might think of...
~ Hand plane tuning
~ Neck construction
~ Drill press thicknessing
~ Scraper sharpening (really well!)
~ French polishing  (new techniques)
~ Spanish rosette making
~ Spanish heel assembly
~ Router-Mill construction and use
Brian Burns
18000 George’s Lane
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Toll free: 866-214-9472