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.-Bryan-
The GS-AT17 is a replica of the 17 inch arch top models that are iconic in the world of Arch Tops. Students learn how to hand carve tops from solid billets and hand inlay detailed marquetry as seen on many vintage instruments.
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 Galloup Schools “Advanced Finger Style” is a world class design made with the most advanced techniques in modern Lutherie. The 25-26 “Fan Fret” extended scale and it’s finger style voicing make this an incredible learning tool.
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.
Bryan has offered a bolt on style neck version of a build in the Galloup School for 30 years due to it’s highly replicated format and production friendly design. Additionally it’s a great phase one teaching tool for students to get their feet on the ground.
New “In The Works” for 2020
New for the spring of 2020 the Galloup Team is offering new models that have been in the works for the last year. Two of these new builds are additions to the electric guitar making curriculum so students can select options to better fit their business plan.
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.
Many time referred to as a “Sweet Sixteen”, this Arch Top’s format is widely use in many music styles including Pop Rock, Rockabilly and Jazz Fusion. This will become the prime Arch Top build for the school and with the GS-AT17 moving to a Graduate Class Build”.