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Guitar Tech (Build Your Own Electric Guitar)

Course Code: CSC6

Level: 2
Subject area: Performing Arts, Music & Live Events
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: College Certificate
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: Eight weeks
When you'll study: Tuesdays, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

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About the course

This course is aimed at guitar enthusiasts who want to know more about the workings and assembly process involved in guitar maintenance. 

You will build your own electric bass or six string guitar with leading guitar technician, Rich Turner from Sound Unlimited.

Please note that the purchase of a guitar pack is essential. If you’d like to supply your own guitar parts this must be negotiated with your tutor. Pack prices start from £120.


What you'll learn

During this eight week course not only will you learn the fundamental skills and knowledge of guitar maintenance, you will also build your very own guitar. You’ll be able to choose entry models or customise your selection to build that special instrument.


There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Important information

“Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2016/17 (August 2016 – July 2017). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to foundation degrees or access to higher education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)”


Course Code: CSC6

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £180

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.