learn to build electrics with personality


We love electric guitars at the Boatyard Guitar Workshop, and we're passionate about making them unique and playable.

Our electric guitar sessions will start with the selection of the wood. You can source your own  or  we can take you through
the process of choosing the best wood for you with the help of our specialist wood supplier.

We will teach you how to make templates for 
your guitar, how to shape the body and rout pick-up cavities. We will take you through assembling and fretting the neck and incorporating inlays. As your build nears completion we'll look at methods for applying a finish and how to design  and assemble the the electrics. Finally, we will set up the guitar so that it fits

your playing style and plays great.

We can source a wide range of woods including the more traditional mahogany and rosewood but we specialise in using sustainable woods which are indigenous to the UK. Ask us about walnut, london plane, apple and yew which, amongst

others, can create beautiful and toneful instruments without endangering the environment.