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 Luthier.

Training Options

We offer four primary long-term training options: Journeyman, Technician, and Master Programs as well as our Graduate Classes. For those with time constraints, we offer our Enrichment and Short-Term training to better fit their schedules.

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

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Short-Term Training Schedule In Place

Bryan and head Galloup Repair Department manager Andy Kirby have finalized the new additions to the Short-Term Training class outlines. These classes have proven to be hugely popular, so Bryan expedite the classes availability from late summer to the spring of 2020. Class sizes will be limited to 4 students per class and we expect classes to fill quickly. The school’s application will be updated shortly, until then contact Jean for details.

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Your Work Will Speak for Itself

The instruments you build will make a clear statement of the ground you’ve covered in guitar making and repair. They are unique to the Galloup School and no student walks away with work they didn’t personally accomplish. Your finished guitars are a testament to your commitment to the craft and are 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. Several other graduates with more entrepreneurial minds have successfully opened their own shops or started 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.

Meet the Team

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 ensures that our students are completely immersed into Lutherie in one of the premier guitar shops in the world.  


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Flexible Training Options

Expandable class outlines designed to elevate your Lutherie skill to an advanced level by offering you the ability to match the instruments you make with your selected training schedule. Whether your focus is electrics, acoustics or arch tops, the power of choice is in your 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 access to world-class players. We also offer four-day seminars which are open to the public at a fee, hosting Luthiers from around the world.

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