Blackwood Guitar Making School

Acoustic Guitar Making Course

AMERICAN STUDENTS: take advantage of the dollar exchange! At 0.7 exchange, your tuition would be $3360 USD.

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Blackwood Guitar Making School

Welcome to Blackwood Guitar Making School. We are located just 20 minutes Northwest of Brockville. Our goal is to teach every student how to make a fine instrument during a 5-week acoustic guitar making program.

We take up to 5 students per program, keeping the 1:1 time with the instructor to a maximum. This ensures your success while enhancing your enjoyment of the program. All materials are supplied, as are hand tools and required machinery. Safety is a priority, so you will be instructed in the safe use of all machines. I will assist you with machine processes should you be unsure. You are welcome to bring your own hand tools.

We start with literally a pile of raw wood and work our way through the process of building a fine acoustic steel-string guitar. Each process will be demonstrated by the instructor, and then the students will perform the same operations on their guitar with ongoing guidance. I will be building my own guitar during the course, so every process will be clearly demonstrated.

At the beginning of the course, you will have the opportunity to select your own wood from inventory, to find a set of backs, sides, and top wood that suits your eye.

Classes run from 9 to 5 daily, and the shop will remain open until 9 pm daily. Saturday is also an optional day, where students may work without instruction. We are closed on Sundays.

We offer B&B rooms for those who choose to stay on-site during the course at very attractive rates.

Our shop has a showroom at the front, a bright naturally lit bench room in the middle, and a well-equipped machine room in the rear, where wood dust is collected to keep the shop as dust-free as possible.

So, for $4800 you get a wonderful experience, and walk away with a hand-crafted responsive guitar. We look forward to working with you.

You may register at any time. Simply contact us at 613 292-1985 or by email at A deposit of $500 will hold your bench for you.


Ted Brown
Blackwood Guitar Company

Where is Blackwood Guitar Making School?

This is Blackwood Guitar Making School just north of Mallorytown, Ontario. We are in the country, surrounded by a beautiful maple forest. It is a purpose built shop, just for guitar making. We offer guitars for sale in our Blackwood guitar store at the front of the building.

Natural light is critical to good guitar making, so we installed large windows above each of the 6 student benches for great natural lighting. In the rear of the building is a separate room with all our machines, and wood dust collection system.

Our school is located at 340 County Rd. 5, halfway between Mallorytown and Athens Ontario. We are 3 hours east of Toronto, 1.5 hours south of Ottawa, and 2 hours west of Montreal. Travel 10 minutes west of Brockville, then go north through Mallorytown and travel up County Rd. 5 for 8 minutes to reach us.

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