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Mastering French polishing

One-to-one finishing masterclass

  • 4 hr
  • 280 British pounds
  • Easton Road

Service Description

The "Mastering French Polishing for Guitar Makers" is an immersive four-hour course designed specifically for individuals passionate about guitar making and seeking to enhance their skills in the art of French polishing. French polishing is a traditional, time-honored method of finishing wooden surfaces, particularly renowned for its application in the world of musical instruments. Throughout this comprehensive course, participants will delve into the intricacies of French polishing, acquiring both theoretical knowledge and practical expertise under the guidance of experienced instructors. The course aims to empower guitar makers with the techniques and understanding necessary to achieve exquisite, lustrous finishes that enhance the beauty and tonal qualities of their instruments. Note: This course assumes a basic knowledge of woodworking and guitar making techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring their own guitars or guitar bodies to practice the techniques learned during the course. All materials are provided.

Contact Details

  • Bristol Guitar Making School, Easton Road, Easton, Bristol, UK


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