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"Our job is to provide you with the skills and knowledge you will need to enter the world of professional guitar making and repair. We require students to purchase a tool kit provided by StewMac which will include more specialized lutherie tools for fretwork and nut and saddle work."
Roberto-Venn has offered master classes in guitarmaking and repair since 1977. Focused classes can range from guitar electronics to french polishing, and a 5 month Guitar Making and Repair Course runs twice a year.
A career in lutherie starts with the right tools. We serve leading lutherie schools by supplying their students with tools of the trade. The students benefit by owning and mastering specialized professional tools that will serve them well in their careers. Each school has developed a list of required StewMac tools that are essential to their coursework.
For the majority of aspiring guitarmakers who will never attend a lutherie school, these lists are valuable recommendations. Whether you're an apprentice, or starting out on your own, we make it easy to order the same tools trusted by veteran instructors.