Guitar Making Technology

The Guitar Making Technology Program will prepare students to make a living or begin a career as a maker of guitars or as a guitar repair technician. Students will begin by gaining competency in basic woodworking processes including hand tool and power machine usage, finishing, and safety. During the course work students will construct four instruments including a ukulele, an electric guitar, a steel string guitar and an arch top guitar. Business building is thoroughly covered. This is a demanding and highly technical program. Students are expected to be dedicated determined and committed.

Program Requirements | Units

CFT 100

Fundamentals of Woodworking


CFT 108

Business Woodworking


CFT 132

Ukulele Making/Introduction to Stringed Instruments


CFT 133

Guitar Set-Up and Repair


CFT 134

Electric Guitar Construction/Solid Body


CFT 135

Acoustic Guitar Making I


CFT 136

Acoustic Guitar Making II


CFT 149

Hand Joinery I


CFT 195

Finishing Technology/Touch-Up and Repair



Total: 26.0

Electives (Select 2 or more units)

CFT 132BUkulele Making II4.0
CFT 133BGuitar Technician II/Major Repair2.0
CFT 134BElectric Guitar Construction II/Custom4.0
CFT 137Arch Top Guitar Construction I4.0
CFT 138Arch Top Guitar Construction II4.0
Total: 28.0