SHORT-TERM TRAINING

Short-term training covers subjects that are in high demand and structured to be taken one at a time or combined to create a custom class to fit your needs. These classes are ideal for those with limited time or as a primer for incoming long-term students.

Short-term training is what my school was founded on, and now that our shop expansion is complete I’m thrilled to once again be able to offer these one week intensives.

-Bryan-

Taylor Warranty Certification Training

We are very pleased to announce our collaboration with Taylor Guitars to offer Silver and Silver Plus Level Warranty Certification training. These two day and one week training sessions cover the subject required by Taylor Guitars to prepare technicians with becoming a Taylor Certified Warranty technician.

The Galloup School is a Taylor warranty training center only. Once the training is complete and a passing grade received, the Galloup School will forward the students information to Taylor Guitars. Additionally students are required to contact the Taylor Warranty Center for final instruction with receiving their official Taylor Guitars Warranty Certification.

Session One

Taylor Silver Certification

One week 16-hrs : NT neck angle adjustment – Diagnosing and repairing Expression – System electronics – Advanced humidity training – Filing and cleaning nut slots – Replacing acoustic pick guards – Intonation

Silver level is where most of Taylor’s service contacts will first be categorized. Here we focus on NT neck angle adjustments, Expression System® electronics repairs, and advanced humidity training. Certification comes after the Galloup School’s training is completed and the completion of Taylor’s online course.

Session Two

Taylor Silver Plus Certification

One week 40-hrs : Evaluating setups in relation to Taylor factory specifications – Restringing – Truss rod adjustments – Simple parts replacements such as tuning keys and acoustic guitar saddles – How to re-putty an NT neck joint – Identifying humidity-related symptoms and advanced humidity training – NT neck angle adjustments – diagnosing and repairing Expression systems electronics – filing and cleaning nut slots – replacing acoustic pick guards – intonation

Silver Plus level distinguishes technicians with a few years of history working
with Taylor from those who have recently completed the Galloup School’s Silver Training and Taylor’s online Silver course. It also opens warranty authorization to a small number of more complicated jobs.

Taylor Certification Training

Price: $2500

Class hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a total of 40 training hours. Materials and tools are included, but for those who would like to purchase tools to own, we do offer that service. 

Housing; The Galloup School does not offer complimentary housing for our short-term training options but Bryan has secured special rates at local hotels with several options for your consideration.

Call for scheduling and availability 

Fretting

One week 40-hrs In order to be proficient at fretting, there are many options you need to know in order to tackle every job that comes across your bench. We’ve designed this session to not only teach you how to do a fret job, but to learn all of the fretting options available today. Every repair job requires some amount of setup to enhance or maintain top performance. During this intensive, students learn essential skills to take their setups to the next level.

Topics Covered: fret jig operation fret removal prepping fret slots fret wire selection prepping fret wire compression fretting press fretting hammer fretting gluing in frets fretting un-bound boards fretting bound boards fretting maple boards inlay issues fret dressing hand-polishing frets buffing frets

Fretwork is the backbone of every guitar shop. Any seasoned luthier will tell you, “If you want to make it in lutherie get your fretting chops down”.

-Bryan-

Fretting Intensive

Price: $2500

Class hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a total of 40 training hours. Materials and tools are included, but for those who would like to purchase tools to own, we do offer that service. 

Housing; The Galloup School does not offer complimentary housing for our short-term training options but Bryan has secured special rates at local hotels with several options for your consideration.

Call for scheduling and availability.

Set Up

Every repair job requires some amount of setup to enhance or maintain top performance. During this intensive, students learn essential skills to take their setups to the next level.

Topics covered: guitar evaluation truss rod operations acoustic guitar issues fretboard radius scale lengths prepping a nut slot making a bone nut prepping a saddle slot making a bone saddle acoustic guitar challenges electric challenges electric guitar challenges electric guitar bridge setup tremolo setup floating tremolo setup- pickup height adjustment- intonation

Every guitar that comes across your bench will need a setup no matter what. They are in your future and you need to be great at them!

-Bryan-

Set Up Classes

Price: $2500

Class hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a total of 40 training hours. Materials and tools are included, but for those who would like to purchase tools to own, we do offer that service.

Housing; The Galloup School does not offer complimentary housing for our short-term training options but Bryan has secured special rates at local hotels with several options for your consideration.

Call for scheduling and availability.

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