27 June 2009

Son One Graduates Luthiery School

Roberto Venn Class of Spring, 2009

Son One graduated from Roberto Venn School of Luthiery on Friday, June 26th.

luthier is someone who makes or repairs stringed instruments. The word luthier comes from the French word luth which means "lute". (Wikipedia)

Son One's Electric Guitar:

om the RV curriculum guide:
The Guitar Making and Repair Course consists of practical and theoretical training in acoustic and electric guitar construction and repair.

Students design their own headstocks, bridges, rosettes, and inlay patterns.

The finest air-dried woods are used - mahogany, rosewood, ebony, maple, walnut, spruce, cedar, redwood, koa and other woods. We use no pre-made wood parts. In addition to guitar construction, sessions are given in: milling and wood selection, guitar design, tool use and maintenance, scale and template derivation, guitar repair, finishing (lacquer, oil, stain, sunburst, and re-finishing), guitar electronics, pickup design and construction, tremolo installation, care and preservation of stringed instruments, and related subjects."

Acoustic Guitar

If you'd like to see more of the guitars made by the Spring 09 Class, please follow this LINK

Son One will be returning home soon and starting up his own luthiery business. If you need a guitar made or repaired, drop me a line, and I'll pass it on. Once he gets set up, I'll link to his business in my sidebar. Of course, I get to help with all the graphics, signs, business cards, etc. No, there won't be any Corgis on them, but there will probably be a black cat. Stay tuned . . . so to speak.



Anonymous said...

Congrats to Clay and I wish I could get a motorcycle the color of the electric!

Carla said...


Constance said...

Thanks Anon & Carla. He just got back to town, and the guitar is even more awesome looking in person.

Gabriele C. said...

Congrats and good luck with the business.