Galloup school of Guitar Building and Repair

Industry-Recognized Career Training

Each program was developed through decades of experience to give you a real world knowledge of lutherie. You’ll build excellent instruments here in our shop and when you graduate you can say much more than “I made that”, you’ll understand guitar making from the ground up and what it takes to be a professional Lutherier.

Training Options

We offer four primary long term training options; our Journeyman, Technicians, Master Program and Graduate Classes. For those with times constraints we offer our Enrichment and Short Term training to better fit their schedules.

In addition we offer Graduate Classes for students who want to expand their training to an advanced level, One Week Short Term training for those with time constraints, Enrichment Classes for students who want to round out their education and Featured Seminars offered by announcement.

Your Work Will Speak for Itself

The instruments you build will make a clear statement of the ground you’ve covered in guitar making. They are unique to the Galloup School and no Galloup student carries away work they didn’t accomplish. This is our assurance to both you and to the guitar industry; your finished guitars will make a statement to your commitment to the field and will be a great introduction to your ability as a luthier.

Industry Recognized Training

Galloup School graduates are working in every facet of the business from music stores to guitar manufacturers. There are also many graduates who have gone on to apprentice with some of the world’s most prestigious Master Luthiers with other more entrepreneurial minded graduates successfully opening their own shops or starting their own line of guitars.

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Professional Team

It’s Bryan’s policy that in order to be an effective instructor you have to be an active Luthier. The Galloup staff are some of the most respected, in-demand Luthiers in the world. The Galloup team is leading the Lutherie community inventing new products and developing ground breaking sound analyzing software that is changing how the world views instrument making.

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Galloup Guitars is an 11,000 square foot facility with all operations in-house including wood re-sawing, instrument finishing, lectures, digital and media departments and CNC/CAD services. This not only assures total control over instrument making it give our students a complete immurement into Lutherie in one of the premier guitar shops in the world.  

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Flexible Training Options

Expandable class outlines are now offered to elevate your Lutherie skill to an advanced level. Elective class projects are offered that allow you to match the instruments you make with your area of interest and selected training schedule. No matter if your focus is electrics, acoustics or arch tops, the power of choice is in your hands, this makes it easier to customize your curriculum to better fit your business plan.

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Featured Seminars

Offered as a courtesy to Galloup students these one day players workshops allow accuses to so world class players or longer four day sessions open to the public at a fee hosting Luthiers from around the world.

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Free Housing

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Financial Options

Veterans Benefits and Financial Assistance

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