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.

Silver Certification Training

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.

Silver Plus Certification Training

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.

Electric Guitar Primer

Two Weeks 80-hrs This two-week intensive is the most complete short-term electric guitar making session you will find anywhere. Students will make an electric guitar or bass from the ground up to include CAD design, CNC routing, finishing and setup.

Topics covered: CNC Basics – CAD basics – machine operation – body layout and glue-up – neck layout and glue-up – fretting basics- fret dressing – finishing basics – electronics – pickup winding – final buff – final assembly – nut making – setup.

I have been wanting to offer this class forever. Now with our expanded facility, this class has become a reality. Along with standard topics, students can take our pickup winding class to make this a complete ground-up build.

Electric Guitar Primer

Price: $5000

Lodging: Free of charge

Class hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a total of 80 training hours. Materials and tools are included, but for those who would like to purchase tools to own, we do offer that service. Lodging is offered free-of-charge with a hot complimentary breakfast for all short-term training students. 

Call for scheduling and availability.

Fretting and Setup

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. Furthermore 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.

Fretting

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-

Set Up

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-

Fretting and Set Up Classes

Price: $2500

Lodging: Free of charge

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. Lodging is offered free-of-charge with a hot complimentary breakfast for all short-term training students. 

Call for scheduling and availability 

Taylor Certification Training

Price: $2500

Lodging: Free of charge

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. Lodging is offered free-of-charge with a hot complimentary breakfast for all short-term training students. 

Call for scheduling and availability 

Repair Primer

One week 40-hrs Each day in this five day, lecture-based session is dedicated to one topic that when combined with the rest lays a solid foundation. Although these classes will never replace our longer training options, they are a great way to get your feet on the ground.

Topics Covered: fretwork – setup – structural repair basics – understanding electronics – electronics troubleshooting – understanding the modern acoustic guitar – understanding and controlling humidity – banjo basics – mandolin basics -resonator basics – nylon string basics -ukulele basics -setting up shop -customer relations -repair shop business.

For music stores, these are the skills needed to run a music store based repair shop.

– Bryan_

Finishing

One week 40-hrs Finishing is one of the hardest topics in Lutherie, and learning the procedures is the key to success. We will cover finishes from vintage style to modern UV finishes to make sure you have a well-rounded introduction to musical instrument finishing.

Topics covered; types of finishes instrument prepping finish systems spray systems spray gun options spray booth options finish restrictions color options metal flake finishing custom colors transparent colors translucent colors solid colors sanding sealers sealants sanding finishes wet sanding finishes buffing

Finishing is one of those issues that if you don’t know the procedures things will not go well. But once you learn the ins-and-outs it can be a lot of fun.

-Bryan_

Finishing Classes

Price: $2500

Lodging: Free of charge

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. Lodging is offered free-of-charge with a hot complimentary breakfast for all short-term training students. 

Call for scheduling and availability 

CAD/CAM Classes

One week 40-hrs A CNC router can be one of the most powerful tools in your shop once you understand the basics. Our CNC classes are designed to walk students through the topics making them easy to understand and execute.

Topics covered; type of machines available software drawing in CAD designing parts designing vacuum jigs transferring to G code machine operations types of cutters cutter speeds cutting parts

Becoming a skilled CNC operator will prove to be a money maker at every level and if you become proficient, you will be in high demand.

-Bryan-

CNC Classes

Price: $2500

Lodging: Free of charge

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. Lodging is offered free-of-charge with a hot complimentary breakfast for all short-term training students. 

Call for scheduling and availability 

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