Classical Guitar Making Instruction in the U.S.A. and Canada

American School of Lutherie
2745 SW Scenic Dr., Portland, OR 97225
Founder Charles Fox shares his forty years of lutherie experience in two-week hands-on courses, five-day seminars providing a solid foundation in understanding the luthier's craft, and additional courses for more advanced luthiers.

Burghardt Luthiery, G├ęza Burghardt
Granville Island Studio
1645 Duranleau St., Vancouver, BC, V6H 3S3 Canada
ph/fax 604-683-1135
Individual instruction, occasional apprentice; guitars, violin family; repair and construction.

Brian Burns
18000 George's LN., Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Individual, hands-on instruction in classical and flamenco guitar making

Alan Carruth
51 Camel Hump Rd., Newport, NH 03773
Ongoing monthly weekend sessions; guitars, violin family, folk instrument construction; individualized

Eugene Clark
415 S. 118th St., Tacoma, WA 98444
Day sessions, private tutoring guitar making, French polishing

William Cumpiano
8 Easthampton Rd., Easthampton, MA 01027
413-585-1596 (AM); 413-586-3730 (PM)
Two-week sessions 4- or 5x/yr., individual, one-on-one tutorials in guitar construction; on-line updates to his book, comprehensive website information

Sergei de Jonge School of Lutherie
56 Ramsay Rd., Chelsea, Quebec, J9B 2J1 Canada
Five-week sessions 4x/yr., classical and flattop guitar construction and French polishing

Jeffrey Elliott and Cyndy Burton
2812 SE 37th Ave., Portland, OR 97202
Private consultation guitar making, French polishing

Timeless Instruments' School of Luthiery, David Freeman
Box 51, Tugaske, SK, S0H 4B0 Canada
888-884-2753 (toll free);
Seven-week, 4x/yr. hands-on, acoustic and resophonic guitar, and harp design and construction; housing included