Galloup school of Guitar Building and Repair

Industry-Recognized Career Training

Each program was developed through decades of experience to give you real world knowledge of lutherie. You will 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.

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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.

Enrichment, Graduate and Short Term Intensives are offered as supplements to our Long Term training options but, all are outstanding ways to advance or round out your Lutherie training.

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School News

There are additions and changes in both the Galloup School’s curriculum and operations. First, we have been working hard, finalizing the designs for the new Thin Line Semi-Hollow Electric, the Sweet Sixteen Hollow Body Archtop and the Crossover Nylon String guitars. All are Master Class additions that have proven to be popular with incoming students.

Second, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working hard to address concerns about cleanliness, disinfection and cross contamination. One of the ways we will do this is to reduce the number of shared tools at the Galloup School. As a result, the list of required tools has expanded to include even more of the basic every day tools a student and future Luthier will need on regular basis. The list is in its final revision so if you are an incoming student or plan to enroll in future classes, please watch for the new list of required tools that coincides to each training program.

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