• ProSetUpCourse

Professional Guitar Setup Course


The Professional Guitar Setup course (full course details below) has been specifically designed for guitarists (novice through to advanced) with a desire to learn the art of setting up both electric guitars and acoustic with confidence.

Dates can be checked by selecting from the drop down list below (Available Dates) it will show you whether there is stock (i.e places available).

You can easily & securely pay by Paypal (no PayPal acct necessary) or if you have online banking our BACS details/instructions will be given upon checkout. You can either pay in full at the time of booking, or choose to pay a 50% deposit now and 50% later.  To pay the 50% deposit please use the coupon code DEPOSIT at Checkout.  If you choose to just pay a deposit now, the balance will be invoiced and must be paid at least 14 days in advance of the course.  We do ask if you are booking for a course within 14 days of the course date that you pay the full amount now.

The Dates are changeable should you not be able to attend, please just drop us a line to re-arrange and the deposit refundable should you change your mind.. If you would prefer to contact us to discuss dates, course details or anything else please feel free to call 01435 205050 or email info@guitartechcourses.com.

We very much look forward to seeing you on the Pro Guitar Setup Course and passing on the skills & confidence to setup electric & acoustic Guitars!


Product Description



The Full cost of the course is £200


1 Day (Saturdays)
9:30am to approx 5:30-6pm (Including time lunch and breaks)


This course is designed for 5-8 students at a time.

Professional Guitar Setup Course


The Pro Guitar Setup course is designed for 5-8 people and the aim is to teach the art of setting up both electric and acoustic guitars with confidence. The course is both theory and practical, we discuss all the setup points and how to adjust the guitar to get the best setup out of it, we use a Gibson Les Paul and a Stratocaster to demonstrate all of these points. Not only do we discuss and show you how to adjust the finer points but we also discuss and show how to maintain your instrument, covering fretboard treatment and fret polishing.

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for all levels from the complete beginner looking to get the best setup out of their guitar to working tech’s who want to brush up or who are broadening their skills. We are confident that you will leave with the knowledge and awareness to setup your own guitars and having had the practical application of this new found knowledge, the confidence, which is often lacking with the majority of people to maintain their instruments.

What will you learn?


  • Measure & Adjust Neck Relief: Detailed theory & practise.
  • Action heights: Correct Height, adjustments & discussion
  • Radius the Bridge Saddles
  • Floating Bridges: Balancing & Setting up
  • Intonation: Adjusting Intonation
  • Fretboard cleaning
  • Fret Polishing
  • Electrics: Maintaining the Pots and checking the electrics
  • Schematics
  • Pickup Heights
  • Re-Stringing: Gauges & how to string correctly
  • Cleaning: Different finishes and how best to clean


We then move on to putting these points in action starting with;

How to assess the guitar with mind to all of the points, this is so key to gaining confidence and certainty, knowing the points to start with enables you to adjust safe in the knowledge that if you go too far with the neck relief you have a starting point and using certain increments you can be sure of how much adjustment you are making, it seems to be a common problem with people adjusting their own neck, not knowing a starting point and it is the very first thing that we check when setting up guitars..

The most important point is how much Relief is in the neck, this is measured using a Notched Straight edge for greater accuracy. We will also show you how to assess the neck relief by eye, this enables you to easily determine the relief in the neck without the use of any specific tools. Once the relief is measured we check the Action height at the 12th fret as well as at the 1st fret, this gives us a good picture of how the guitar is setup currently.

With the Pro Guitar Setup Points that we give you, we are then able to look at where the guitar needs some work and then put that into action. Getting the balance between the neck relief and action heights is key to a good setup, with the guitar adjusted to where we want it we then go onto the maintenance part of the setting up.

Personal attention

The course does have a set agenda but we often meander around topics and are happy to do so, most of us have had many different guitars and they nearly always have some curious tales and they are always good to discuss as they will bring up certain points about setup which will add to the discussion and possibly unraveling the complexity that is often misunderstood in getting your guitar setup right.

Additional information

Available Dates

2018-11-03, 2018-12-01, 2018-12-18, 2019-01-12, 2019-02-09, 2019-03-16, 2019-04-13, 2019-05-11, 2019-06-08, 2019-07-07, 2019-09-07, 2019-09-21, 2019-10-12, 2019-10-12, 2019-11-09, 2019-12-07

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