Guitar Technician Course

If you have ever had an interest in guitar repair and maintenance, or wish to embark on a new career path, then I can help.
This is an intensive 3 day course, where I cover all aspects of being a guitar technician. This is everything from fret dressings to simple electronics, everything that I have learned in my 30 years of being a technician. This includes other stringed instruments, such as bass guitars and much more.
My goal is to give you the knowledge and confidence to undertake all the aspects that come with guitar maintenance.
What you will learn on this course
  • Guitar set-ups
  • Fret dressings
  • Refrets
  • Saddles and bridgework
  • Basic Electronics
  • Trem balancing
  • And much much more...
You also are given £500 worth of tools and equipment, not just to use for the course, but to take with you!
The Fine Print
This Course costs - £3500
It does require a £1000 non-refundable deposit, with the remaining to be paid in full one week before the course is due to start. Please note that once the course is booked, this is non refundable. However, if an emergency does come up, we can reschedule to an alternative date.
I teach the course at my home studio, which is based in Plymouth UK. If you need to travel, there are some BnBs in my local area that I can highly recommend.
You will also receive £500 worth of tools, to not just assist you for the course, but also to take home with you!
Here is what a few of my previous students had to say
Roy Williams
"Recently, I did a guitar tech course with Ian. 1:1 teaching for some very long days, full of interest and learning. Ian taught me some stuff I never thought I’d be able to do and some stuff I didn’t know existed. The course packs a huge amount into a few days, so I recommend taking notes as you go. He gave me confidence by being confident himself and by trusting me to do stuff. He let me get my hands on some guitars that were for sale and I think I managed not to stuff up! He never crowded me or stood over me, allowing me to develop my own way of applying the techniques. I’ve learned a huge amount in this training, to the point where I’m able to begin tech work as part of earning my living. Both Ian and Tina are really hospitable and generous in what they do. I commend them to you."
Shaun Smith
"The course itself was very intense and knackering so be prepared, but I’m glad to have done this as already I’m setting up people’s equipment and guitars. Well worth the money just make sure you have the time to practice it on old guitars as it is a skill and takes time to get used to each guitar set up, also make sure that you have enough guitars to practice with before handling other peoples equipment. He also gave me a list of contacts and suppliers that he recommends which I’m grateful for, he even gave me many ideas for a business plan, gives recommendations your way to help you with business. Ian is also brilliant for when you run into any trouble or are unsure about something during your practice/job, as he will always be in contact to help you with any inquiries or solutions to a job. Overall I would yes recommend Ian, he is a fantastic man and always there to help, I hope he does well and satisfies others for their business/hobby needs. Thanks again."
David Nicholls
"Just finished the three-day guitar tech course. one word, brilliant. I went in as someone who was wary about doing anything more than changing strings on a guitar to someone who went home and thought nothing of taking the neck off his £500 strat, that’s how much confidence the course gives you. You can tell Ian has a real passion for his work and it shows not only in his work but in the way he teaches (makes sure you’re doing things right). I felt that what I was being taught was a bit of a lost art in this modern age. Ian is a really nice bloke, easy to get on with, he gave me loads of tips about starting my own business and a list of suppliers to get me started, he also supplies you with all the tools you need to get going. The course is very intense (be prepared for some late nights) but is very enjoyable and moves at a pace that keeps it interesting and if you’re not sure of anything Ian is just a phone call away. You get a lot more than what it says on the tin, believe me. Highly recommended. "
Become a Guitar Technician today!