A unique opportunity to learn how to make your own world class acoustic guitar with master luthier John Baxendale:


  • Build a guitar from scratch with your choice of 10 body styles or more (mostly Martin, but some Gibson)
  • You will learn every aspect of guitar making: bending wood, neck/brace carving, fret work, inlay techniques, lacquer finishing, etc.
  • Different types of wood are available, but could effect material cost 
  • Expect up to 6 months build time 1 night per week
  • Cost is $2500 + materials (materials $500+)
  • Please contact John via phone or email if interested: (720) 318-9623 or john@coguitar.com

Ron Carving Braces

Chris's Guitar

Ron Working on Binding

Ron Clamping

Satisfied Students

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Joe's Guitar

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​Ron Fitting the Back Contour