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This is the fundamental offering of the shop, comprising a thorough exposure to the modern technique of guitar building. Since it presents all the basic theory it is appropriate both for the beginner as well as the old hand who may have acquired obsolete habits in more primitive schools.

The student need have no guitar building experience but should be reasonably familiar with electric guitars and their operation. Regardless of your degree of competency you will be challenged to put forth full effort prior to the completion of the course.


Guitar building classes at Texas Toast are the most comprehensive in the industry. We set the students up for success and trust them to do it all.  Hell, you will be using the big tools and spraying paint on the very first day! All the parts are provided by top tier companies.




Shop safety and tool familiarization.

Full Size Drawings & Guitar Design  
Body shaping using a classic template, bandsaw & pin router

Electronics: Covers controls, pickups, soldering and wiring

Hardware & Assembly: Install pre-selected hardware, learn techniques for set-up and fine-tuning

Finish Techniques: Sanding, applying grain filler, staining and oil finish on neck and body, spraying hard finish and more.

NEW FOR 2025
TTG Enhanced Neck for all of our “Build A Classic Fender” Series of workshops feature a PLEC'D fretboard, frets and nut neck by Maximum Guitar Works... a $250.00 value.

We are very pleased to offer this premium quality neck in partnership with Maximum Guitar Works.

The new Enhanced Necks come standard with hard rock maple and rosewood, dual acting truss rod etc.


The fretboards come standard with “blind fret slots” that means your neck will have ZERO fret sprout.

The necks will come with your choice of Telecaster heel or Stratocaster heel.

Upgrading options including stainless steel frets, premium truss rods, to include a spoke wheel adjust style, and adding carbon fiber stabilizing inserts etc.

Workshop also includes body blank and all finishing materials. TTG will provide classic templates for Telecaster and Stratocaster electronics, bridge, a dizzying array of pickup options etc. 

We use the Maximum Guitar Works templates so. if you want to do something different that's no problem, contact Steve at Maximum Guitar Works to arrange your own custom template set

Equipment List:
An open mind
Parts for your guitar (we will provide you with a list so you don't forget anything) 
Eye protection 
ear protection
dust mask and or respirator
Notepad and pen
Drinking water

One new unopened toy (for Toys for Tots)..seriously!

Build a Classic Fender Style Guitar or Bass

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