Graduate Classes

Graduate Classes: (320 hours)

Graduate,Advanced and del Development Classes are for those who have received their six month training certificate but still want the challenge of opposing builds or want to move into one of out advanced building options. So for students who made electric guitars as their focus, they can return for acoustic guitar making classes and the same holds true for those who focused on acoustics. Prerequisite are requirements for select Graduate and Advanced Graduate Class builds. The Galloup team will help you choose a path that would be correct for your training needs.

Marin Nourry (France) with his custom (Model Development) 5 string bass, Charles Hess (USA) with his custom (Model Development OO) classes finger style and Hsiu Hao Chang (Taiwan) with his (Graduate Class) Multi-scale fingerstyle.

Model Development Classes

New for 2022, Model Development Classes were added to meet the needs of those who wanted to establish their personal brand of guitars. These classes take students from model design to CAD drawings and CNC operations. Additionally, students make all necessary molds, kids and templates for their personal line of guitars. Call for availability and pricing.

Acoustic Graduate Classes

Tone Wood Upgrades For Graduate Class builds, we offer premium tone wood upgrades when applicable. Please call for availability and pricing.    

Acoustic Steel String

We will lead you step-by-step through the building process giving you an understanding of acoustic guitar design and construction. Upon completion, you’ll have hand-built a flat top acoustic guitar from the ground up that serves as an excellent way to introduce yourself to potential employers and customers.

Finger Style Acoustic

Bryan re-launched the “Finger Style Guitar” in the fall of 2022. The re-designed AG-2 has a new body design and embellishments, but most importantly, expanded voicing lectures to make this build the best lesion in the Lutherie school business.

Arch Top Hybrid

Making archtop instruments has been a part of the Galloup School for eighteen years. Over this time we have refined our lessons to fit the Galloup outline and still remain a relevant and challenging session. Only the necessary topics are covered to keep our students focused on this complicated build.

Electric Graduate Classes

Tone Wood Upgrades For Graduate Class builds, we offer premium tone wood upgrades when applicable. Please call for availability and pricing.    

Bolt on neck electric

We will guide you step-by-step through the building process to give you an understanding of electric guitar design and construction. Upon completion, you’ll have hand-built from the ground-up one of the most successful electric guitar designs of all time that will serves as an excellent way to introduce yourself to potential employers and customers.

Carved Top Electric

As a continuation of your Level One Electric Guitar Making, we will further evaluate the importance of quality material and add to the complexity of the build with the addition of book matched flame maple caps, expanded finish options and, hardware and electronic lessons.

Semi-Hollow Body

The Semi- Hollow Body is an arch top and thin line electric guitar internally blocked to minimize feed back. This makes it ideal for high volume applications. For students this format is an ideal instrument if electric guitars are your prime focus.

Advanced Graduate Classes

Due to the demanding nature of these builds, Advanced Graduate options are only offered to Master Class graduates with a qualifying grade point level or higher to ensure build success.

Tone Wood Upgrades For Graduate Class builds, we offer premium tone wood upgrades when applicable. Please call for availability and pricing.    

Nylon String Crossover

Our Nylon String Crossover Guitar was recently re-introduced to the school’s curriculum that is a traditional 660 mm scale instrument with bracing and voicing modeled after the iconic European instruments. But Bryan introduced features to make this build a modern crossover instrument desired by many modern players.

Arch Top Guitar

Making archtop instruments has been a part of the Galloup School for eighteen years. Over this time we have refined our lessons to make these instruments relevant and challenging. Only the necessary topics are covered to keep our students focused on this complicated build.

Multi Scale Acoustic 

The Fan Frets are a popular option in the modern acoustic guitar market. Built on the foundation set by the Finger Style guitar in term two, you will learn how to make these unique instruments.

Multi Scale Electric

Due to the recent popularity of Fan Fret electric guitars, the Galloup team has added this build to the Advanced Graduate options.

If you have any questions, or would like more information about the Galloup School, please contact us at; school@galloupguitars.com.

Graduate Class Schedule

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