Until this evening my Custom Shop Fender Stratocaster was the finest guitar I had ever played, I am now undecided… I really can’t express my gratitude enough, a fabulous 3 days; I wouldn’t have missed it for anything. Kind regards Trevor
The course was relaxed and friendly and with a small group it felt that everyones needs were understood and satisfied. All stages of the set-up were explained in depth and demonstrated before we tried ourselves along with an explanation of the tools we should acquire to do this at home. Active discussions at break times with a group of guitar nuts was also great fun!I left the course buzzing and have since assembled the tools needed and have started benchmarking my guitars ready to begin work.I am now booked on the fret dressing course in January to complement my current knowledge and cant wait!!
I came in expecting to build a “reasonable” guitar with very average build quality and the craftsmanship of a novice builder. What transpired during the course however far out weighed my expectations. With James’ (and Ollie) attentive tutelage and very personable teaching style I walked away with a strat that met the exact spec that I wanted which I am finding impossible to put down or find a flaw in. All parts used were much higher quality than expected and the attention to detail that James and Ollie provided meant that the guitar truly felt flawless once complete. This course is absolutely incredible and an unmissable experience for all guitarists. My deepest and most heartfelt thanks to James and Ollie and hopefully I will be back for the setup course and potentially another build in due time.Kindest regards-Will T
Hi James, I am writing to thank you so much for the enjoyable and highly informative guitar set up course last Saturday.You managed to pack in so much and presented everything in a way that was easy to understand.The course has given me the confidence to start working on my guitar collection (which I have started to do already!) and I feel that doing so will help bring me closer to my instruments and increase my playing enjoyment.So all in all I am delighted that I attended the course and thanks again for a great day!Kind regards, Quentin
Thanks to James for a thoroughly enjoyable weekend. The course was relaxed and easygoing yet still very informative. Nothing was too much trouble for James, even ordering different guitar parts at very short notice. So , three gorgeous guitars and three very happy people who would recommend you just take this course if you are wondering if it is worth it. Trust me, it is.
Matt says, “We went on the Strat-building course to brush up on our skills. Hoppy (Craig Hope) has lot of mending to do for Chris (Martin), whereas I needed to know more about effects and tunings, as Jonny (Buckland) never breaks anything!
James was enthusiastic, helpful, and a great tutor. The course was fantastic value: we even got to keep the axe at the end.”