Levan's Guitar Services

Workshops & Training

"Training the next generation of guitar techs & luthiers"

Guitar Fretwork & Setup Workshops

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Our guitar tech & setup workshops are specifically tailored to train players, rodies, repair techs and aspiring Luthiers how properly setup and repair stringed instruments. Each student receives hands-on training, an impressive tool kit, Tech~Sheets from multiple manufacturers, my latest best selling book and a certificate of completion. Guitar setup experience prefered but not required to be admitted to the 5 day or the 8 day boot camp . Applicants must have atleast one year of guitar care & maintenance experience . We offer discounts for US Military Veterans & First Responders. All students must be 18 or older to be accepted.

Classes are limited to 4 students!

We will cover the following:

  • Setting up acoustic, electric and bass guitars
  • Pickup installation & adjustment (acoustic & electric guitars)
  • Refrets (bound & un-bound necks)
  • Neck Resets on bolt-on necks (including electrics guitars and Taylor Acoustic Guitars)
  • Carving a bridge saddle & string nut
  • A dministrative requirements (insurance, business license, resale certificates, etc.)
  • Evaluating & troubleshooting problems
  • Enhanced customer service skills

The workshop is taught from a customer service perspective. In other words, we teach you how to adjust the guitar to the player's playing style. Providing you with great customer services skills to help you communicate with your clients and manufacturers effectively. Combined with the setup and repair skills you'll learn, this workshop can improve your profits.

Students may bring one or two guitars (acoustic, electric, bass, mandolin, etc.), and a desire to learn.

Workshop cost is $4,200 per student. 50% of tuition is due 30 days before the workshop begins. The remaining balance is due on the first day of class.

Workshop includes tool kit ( $2,400 value ), materials & supplies, and training manuals.

E-Mail or call us to sign up!

~Special Offers~

Use the Promo Code "May 4th "

$500 off any 8 day Workshop

$200 off any 5 Day Workshop

$100 off any 2 Day Workshop

High School & College class of 2024 Graduates qualify for an additional $100 discount for our 8 day Boot Camps! Must be 18 and attend a Boot Camp in 2024.

Sign up a friend and you both will receive an additional $100 Discount!

You & a friend must register & attend the same workshop. You will receive the discount on the first day of class!

Workshop Schedule

8 day bootcamp (64 hours of training)

    -Sat, Feb 24 thru Sat. March 2, 2024
     -Daily 8 AM. to 4 PM. ~Closed~

  -Sat, June 1 thru Sat. June 8, 2024
     -Daily 8 AM. to 4 PM. ~Closed~

 -Sat, Aug 24 thru Sat, Aug 31, 2024
     -Daily 8 AM. to 4 PM. ~3 Spaces Available~

Acoustic Guitar Setup Workshop

2 Day Boot Camp (16 hours of training)

Our Setup Training is a hands-on class specializing in setups, strings nut, bridge saddles and intonation . Offered as a 2 day bootcamp and limited to four students. Here's what you'll learn:

  • Acoustic Guitar Care & Maintenance
  • Adjusting Truss Rods
  • Adjusting Action @ bridge saddle & string nut (replacing saddle)
  • Taylor Guitar Neck Reset
  • Cleaning, Conditioning & Restringing
  • Adjusting Intonation & Tempering
  • Humidity Control
  • Understanding Playing Styles

Workshop cost is $1,000 per student. 50% of tuition is due 30 days before the workshop begins. The remaining balance is due on the first day of class.

Workshop includes tool kit ( $600 value ), materials & supplies, and training manuals.

E-Mail or call us to sign up!

Workshop Schedule

2 day bootcamp (16 hours of training)

  -Sat, July 6 thru Sun, July 7, 2024
     -Daily 8 AM. to 4 PM. ~Closed~ 

-Sat, Nov 9 thru Sun, Nov 10, 2024
     -Daily 8 AM. to 4 PM. ~4 Spaces Available~ 

Click on the "Sign up" button below and select the "Acoustic Guitar Setup" class from the menu.

Grades

Grading is based on three types of exams; written, performance and presentation. Students with a grade of 80% or higher will receive a certificate of completion. We are working closely with companies like Taylor Guitars and several others to provide excellent hands-on training.

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Advanced Dove-Tail Neck Reset Workshop

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This program provides skills training for guitar repair tech's to learn advanced repair & restoration techniques. Students entering the advanced course must have either completed one of our previous Guitar Tech & Setup Workshops or pass an entrance exam before being admitted to the workshop. We offer discounts for US Military Veterans & First Responders. All students must be 18 or older to be accepted.

Classes are limited to 4 students!

We will cover the following:

  • Neck resets (dovetail neck joints)
  • Finish touchup
  • Advanced administrative requirements (insurance, business license, resale certificates, etc.)
  • Advanced customer service skills

Students need to bring at-least two All-Solid Wood Acoustic Guitars, with Dove-tail Neck Joint (preferably American Made). Workshop includes a complete tool kit, materials & supplies.

Workshop cost is $3,900 per student. 50% of tuition is due 30 days before the workshop begins. The remaining balance is due on the first day of class.

Workshop includes tool kit ( $2,000 value ), materials & supplies, and training manuals.

~Special Offer~

Sign up a friend and you both will receive a $100 Discount!

You & a friend must register & attend the workshop. You will receive the discount on the first day of class!

Workshop Schedule

8 Day Boot Camp (64 hours of training)

  -Sat, Oct.12 thru Sat, Oct. 20, 2024
     -Daily 8 AM. to 4 PM. ~4 Spaces Available~

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Advanced Dove-Tail Neck Reset

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Advanced Body, Bridge & Brace Repair

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This program provides skills training for guitar repair tech's to learn advanced repair & restoration techniques. Students entering the advanced course must have either completed one of our previous Guitar Tech & Setup Workshops or pass an entrance exam before being admitted to the workshop. We offer discounts for US Military Veterans. All students must be 18 or older to be accepted.

Classes are limited to 4 students!

We will cover the following:

  • Structural repairs (broken headstocks, braces, body cracks)
  • Bridge & bridge plate replacement
  • How to replace a pickgaurd on acoustic guitars
  • Finish touchup
  • Advanced administrative requirements (insurance, business license, resale certificates, etc.)
  • Advanced customer service skills

Students need to bring at-least two All-Solid Wood Acoustic Guitars. Workshop includes a complete tool kit, materials & supplies.

Workshop cost is $4,200 per student. 50% of tuition is due 30 days before the workshop begins. The remaining balance is due on the first day of class.

Workshop includes tool kit ( $2,400 value ), materials & supplies, and training manuals.

Workshop Schedule

8 Day Boot Camp (64 hours of training)

  -Sat, July 13thru Sat, July 20, 2024
     -Daily 8 AM. to 4 PM. ~3 Spaces Available~

Grading is based on three types of exam; written, performance and presentation. Students with a grade of 80% or higher will receive a certificate of completion. Students who score 88% or higher will have the opportunity to apply to several manufacturers to become an Authorized Service Center (Silver or Gold level) for those manufacturers.

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Electric Guitar Setup Workshop

2 Day Boot Camp (16 hours of training)

Our Setup Training is a hands-on class specializing in setups, strings nut, bridge saddles and intonation . Offered as a 2 day bootcamp and limited to four students. Here's what you'll learn:

  • Electric Guitar Care & Maintenance
  • Adjusting Truss Rods
  • Adjusting Action @ bridge saddle & string nut
  • Adjusting Pickup Height
  • Cleaning, Conditioning & Restringing
  • Adjusting Intonation & Tempering
  • Humidity Control
  • Understanding Playing Styles

Workshop cost is $1,200 per student. 50% of tuition ($600) is due 30 days before the workshop begins. The remaining balance is due on the first day of class.

Workshop includes tool kit ( $700 value ), materials & supplies, and training manuals.

E-Mail or call us to sign up!

Workshop Schedule

2 day bootcamp (16 hours of training)

  -Sat, May 11 thru Sun, May 12, 2024
     -Daily 8 AM. to 4 PM. ~Closed~ 

-Sat, Dec 14 thru Sun, Dec 15, 2024
     -Daily 8 AM. to 4 PM. ~2 Spaces Available~

  Click on the "Sign up" button below and select the "Electric Guitar Setup" class from the menu.

Grades

Grading is based on three types of exams; written, performance and presentation. Students with a grade of 80% or higher will receive a certificate of completion.

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Guitar Wiring Workshop

5 Day Boot Camp (40 hours of training)

Our Guitar Wiring Training is a hands-on class specializing in wiring electric & acoustic guitars. This is offered as a 5 day bootcamp and limited to four students. Here is what you'll learn:

  • How magnetic & Piezo pickups work
  • Passive & Active system replacement and repair
  • Replacing and Re-Wiring switches, pots, output jacks and pickups.
  • Evaluating & troubleshooting problems.

Workshop cost is $1,500 per student.  50% of tuition is due 30 days before the workshop begins. The remaining balance is due on the first day of class.

Workshop includes tool kit ( $500 value ), materials & supplies, and training manuals.

E-Mail or call us to sign up!

Workshop Schedule

5 day bootcamp (40 hours of training)

 -Sat, April 20 thru Wed, April 24, 2024
     -Daily 8 AM. to 4 PM. ~Closed~

Click on the "Sign up" button below and select the "Setup & Wiring " class from the menu.

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Workshops endorsed by:

    2023 Graduates

    The Guitar Services Workshop is proud to announce our class of 2023 graduates:

    Guitar Tech, Setup & Repair Workshop

    • Mary Ann Kiser, Summersville, WV; kisermusicwv@gmail.com, Kiser Music
    • Matthew Kiser; Summersville, WV; ;mattkiser1067@gmail.com, Kiser Music
    • Scott Barnes; Nashville, TN; sbarnes1504@gmail.com

    Guitar Tech, Setup & Repair Workshop

    • Alex Salverian; Nashville, TN; alex.salverian@gmail.com
    • Adam Partin; Spring Hill, TN; bigadam55@yahoo.com
    • Sam Cooley; Franklin, TN; samcooley49@gmail.com
    • Noland Arthur; Franklin, TN; nolandarthur7@gmail.com
    • Darrel Hinton; Lewisburg, TN; dlhinton17@gmail.com

     

    2022 Graduates

    The Guitar Services Workshop is proud to announce our class of 2022 graduates:

    Guitar Tech, Setup & Repair Workshop

    • Trey Stephenson; Nashville, TN; trey.stephenson@gmail.com
    • Carl Caldwel; Brentwood, TN; carl_caldwell@hotmail.com
    • Daniel Culley; Franklin, TN; daniel.culley@gmail.com
    • Joshua Diolosa; Pleasant View, TN; joshuadiolosa@hotmail.com
    • James Hohenrath; Hunington, NY; james.hohenrath@gmail.com

    Advanced Body, Brace & Bridge Repair

     

 

    2021 Graduates

    The Guitar Services Workshop is proud to announce our class of 2021 graduates:

    Guitar Tech, Setup & Repair Workshop

    • Zak Schenck; Hingham, MA; zackschenck@gmail.com
    • J.R. Rosenberger; Needvile, TX; texasjrrose@aol.com
    • Alan Bruce; Diamondhead, MS; alanclaybruce@gmail.com
    • Tommy Gilley; Woodbury, TN; tommygilley1@gmail.com
    • Oliver Meacham; Saucier, MS; troymeacham1@gmail.com
    • John Dormier; Fairview, OR; johndormier@gmail.com
    • Elizabeth Cornell; NY, NY; ecornell1@gmail.com
    • Jim Hardin; Covington, TN; jimhardin@bellsouth.net

 

    2020 Graduates

    The Guitar Services Workshop is proud to announce our class of 2020 graduates:

    Guitar Tech, Setup & Repair Workshop

    • Molly Reese; Lincoln, NE: mollyreesedietzemusic@gmail.com,  Dietze Music
    • Aaron Hagen; Beaumont, TX; aaron@mdsupply.com
    • Chet Terry; Berlin, CT; funkvontubin@yahoo.com
    • Micheal Broadway; Athens, AL; broadwaym16@yahoo.com
    • Elliot Pride; Nashville, TN; eliotpride@gmail.com
    • Richard Gallagher, Dresdein, TN; hiddenhillfarmtn@gmail.com
    • Wesley Flournoy, Groveland, FL; wesley.flournoy@yahoo.com
    • Chris Van Herpe; Glen Allen, VA; chrisvanherpe01@gmail.com
    • Micheal Dutschke; Hermitage, TN; phss4j@gmail.com

 

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