Galloup School Student Models

We want our students to have the best possible foundation for success, therefore our curriculum teaches solid, time-tested skills that are necessary to build the best possible guitars in the Lutherie training profession.

The following guitars were built by Galloup School graduates but remember; it’s not the guitars that are the project at the Galloup School it’s you the student and your training.



The GS-AT16 is a replica of the 16 inch arch top models that are iconic in the world of Arch Tops. The Galloup Schools “Arch Top Guitar” is only available to Graduated Master Class students as a “Graduate Class” with a set grade point average or higher.

Each student hand rubs a vintage brown as used on many classic Arch Tops for that classic Arch Top look and feel.
Galloup Students not only carve and voice the arched top plates, they make most part’s on their guitars right down to the finely detailed adjustable bridge.


The Galloup School GS-A1 is a solid baseline “ground up build” with design eliminates and classic tone woods selections ideal for this level One build. It will set the pace for your training at the Galloup School and your carrier in Lutherie.

The Michigan Maple back and sides are premium top grade tone woods hand selected a re-sawn by the Galloup team.
Gaboon Ebony fret board and bridge are staple in the Galloup School and custom inlays or marquetry are designed by the Galloup team for most class project.


The 25-26 “Fan Fret” and it’s finger style voicing make this an incredible learning tool. The Galloup Schools “Advanced Finger Style” is only available to Graduated Master Class students as a “Graduate Class” with a set grade point average or higher.

It’s modern “Modified OM” styling was designed by the Galloup Team that is an ideal body size for Finger Style performances. Pictured with custom designed Dimond Inlay and mitered prefiling package that is currently on hold until further notice. .


The Galloup School offers several designs of set neck electric guitars and students are offered a variety of color choices and finish styles to broaden their knowledge of electric guitar style finishes.

The GS-SN1 design is format the same as the arched, carved top electric guitars popularized by the greatest player and recordings in popular music.
Even the hardware and pickups are the same format and specs as the 50’s guitar they are designed after.


The GS-EBN1 is an idea teaching tool for our “Two Week Short Term” Electric Guitar training program. The lessons covered are staples of our trade and in high demand for all general guitar technicians.

As with all electric builds in the Galloup School students are encouraged to select and apply their choice of colors and bursting style to personalize their instrument.
The Galloup School likes to make use of a variety of hardware so students are exposed to multiple designs and options.


This unique thin line electric was designed by Tom Dalia who spearheads our CAD/CAM department. Even though it retains many classic lines Tom added a fresh s eye that make this a great addition the out electric guitar making class at the Galloup School.