Always dreamed to build a guitar yourself?

Learn at Riemersma Guitars guitar building courses to build your own handmade guitar.
During the guitar building courses you will learn which steps there are in the building process of a guitar.

At the end of the course you will go home with a beautiful handmade guitar, which is built according to the guidelines of Riemersma Guitars.

Results of the course:

– You know which types of wood are available and which ones you can use best.
– A step-by-step plan and guidance in the manufacture of a handmade guitar.
– Self-confidence to build a guitar yourself at home.

Novice guitar builders and advanced builders are welcome. Special experience in woodworking is not necessary, but naturally it helps. Most of my students have a normal job in daily life and often have nothing to do with woodworking. Precision is required to make a sounding instrument. We often work with 10th millimeters!

“After years of research and dreaming of a fingerstyle guitar, I ended up at Ramon and that clicked right away. I had prepared well in advance what exactly I was going to build, so if I made a mistake I would have a lot of trouble with that. A cup of coffee to play guitar and talk with the other students and Ramon did have a solution. After a day of work it is great to be busy with other guitar freaks, you see all kinds of guitars being built. The end product, yes my Valster OO guitar is almost finished looks great. And I want to thank Ramon for that.”

J. Valster, Ridderkerk

Guitar building course 2,5 hours on Tuesday or Thursday evening:

Every week you start to build your own guitar under the supervision of Ramon Riemersma.

We start with the following topics:

  • Humidity and temperature of the building process.
  • How do you recognize good sound wood.
  • Acts during the construction process.
  • Which parts influence the sound of an instrument.

In these lessons you will be guided in a group for 2.5 hours while building your guitar. In principle, it can be started all year round with a guitar building course, provided there is sufficient space.

The costs for the guitar building course are € 37,50 incl. VAT per session, with 3 students, excluding materials, but including the use of tools.

You can choose the materials / wood types yourself if it does not affect the sound. The material can also be supplied by Riemersma Guitars at an advantageous rate. The price of the wood can vary a lot but starts at around € 250,- to € 400,- for a complete guitar.

Coffee and tea are always ready for you!

How long the course lasts is totally dependent on the person in question. Of course it is also possible to process things at home. Of course we are there for you, you can always email or contact us by phone if you have questions or problems. You do not need special skills to build a guitar.

Register for the course 2.5 hours