The Crimson Guitars Guild - Apprentice

The one and only - now finally here!

Welcome the Crimson Guitars Guild.

This course is designed to be all you need to learn guitar building from A to Z. Every step is covered. With our Core-Lectures we discuss all the relevant topics. Starting with Workshop Design over Tools, Materials, Designing and Planning a Guitar Build and Sharpening Tools, nothing falls short. In addition we have included Book Reviews, Questions and Answers as well as a look behind the scenes of Crimson Guitars.

For now, the Guild is in progress and not finished yet. We are in the middle of producing content for it, so rest assured that it is still growing.

If that isn't enough for you - just join the Crimson Guitars Guild - Basic + Premium Bundle for exclusive extra in depth build series!

Your Instructor

Ben Crowe
Ben Crowe

Ben started building guitars in a garage in Chichester while studying the building of early stringed musical instruments at the prestigious West Dean College. After finding the early music scene a little too conservative for his taste, Ben started to concentrate on building truly custom instruments and, in 2005 Crimson Guitars was founded in a small workshop just outside Dorchester on the UK’s beautiful south coast.

After building instruments with such luminaries of the guitar world as Robert Fripp, Charlie Jones and Jakko Jakszyk among others and after a few workshop moves, Ben started filming video tutorials and also making luthiers tools. These two new aspects brought Crimson to a much wider audience and Ben’s videos now rack up over half a million views every month. Additionally our hand made luthiers tools are helping to create guitars all around the world.

Course Curriculum

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Courses Included with Purchase

A Luthier's Guide to Basic Guitar Setup
Tips and techniques in guitar setup from Crimson Guitars.
Christopher Owen
Book Reviews by Ben
A look at the books you should or possibly should not be looking to add to your luthiers library
Ben Crowe
The Guild Core - Guitar Setup
The perfect setup for your dream guitar
Ben Crowe
The Guild Core - Workshop Design
All you ever wanted to know about setting up your own workshop for luthiery
Ben Crowe
The Guild Core - Tools
When working on guitars, it is all about the tools
Ben Crowe
The Guild Core - Materials
From wood to pickups - that's what guitars are made of
Ben Crowe
The Guild Core - Guitar Design
designing the perfect guitar
Ben Crowe
The Guild - Questions and Answers
All the Answers to your Questions
Ben Crowe
The Guild - Tutorials
Tutorials for the Guild Members
Ben Crowe
The Guild - Sharpening
Everything you could ever want to know about sharpening your woodworking tools
Ben Crowe
The Guild - Behind the Scenes
See what is going on at Crimson Guitars
Ben Crowe
Starting out - Free
Your start with Luthierie and designing Guitars
Ben Crowe
Guitar Building Materials - Free
Choosing, Sourcing and Treatment
Ben Crowe
Workshop & Tools - Free
Buying, Building, Repairing & Using Tools
Ben Crowe
Shaping the Guitar - Free
How to shape Body and Neck - Guides and Techniques
Ben Crowe
Making Joints - Free
Neck Joints and Binding Channels
Ben Crowe
Inlays - Free
Tutorials and complete Projects
Ben Crowe
Fretwork - Free
How to get beautiful Frets
Ben Crowe
Staining and Finishing - Free
Tutorials and Information
Ben Crowe
Fixing Problems - Free
Tips&Tricks on fixing Problems in your Build
Ben Crowe
Experimental Luthierie - Free
Some of the crazy Ideas Ben has
Ben Crowe
Hardware & Electronics - Free
Building and Installing Hardware and Electronics
Ben Crowe
The 12-Hour Guitar Challenge
Can Ben manage to get a guitar built from scratch - in only 12 hours?
Ben Crowe
The 9 Hour Guitar Building Challenge
12 hours are to long - Let's do it in 9!
Ben Crowe
90 Hour Guitar Build - The Complication
9 hours is not enough - make it 90!
Ben Crowe
The 6-Hour Guitar Building Challenge
Yes you have read correctly - only 6 hours this time
Ben Crowe

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is closed for enrollment.