Parsons School of Guitar Making
Build a Parsons California t-style guitar.
Spend an afternoon (or evening) at Parsons Guitars, and build a custom guitar under the watchful eyes of Luthier Randy Parsons. Located in the heart of historic downtown Ventura, Parsons Guitars is becoming a "must experience", for the guitar enthusiast.
Students pick from a selection of Bodies, Necks and Parts, all of which have been hand created by Parsons himself. Once you've gathered up your creation, we build it.
- No experience needed.
- Classes are one-on-one.
- Duration: 4 hrs
- Includes hard-shell custom deluxe case.
- Includes guitar.
Total Cost: $1500
Limited space available. Just a few classes are held each month.
~ The finish work on the California is not traditional high gloss. Instead it is hand applied and rubbed down, each paint job is one of a kind and created by parsons himself.
Build a Bat
One-on-one instruction. We take you step by step through the process of building your own ultra exotic Parsons Vampire Bat.
- Side bending by hand.
- Neck construction.
- Fret work and Inlay.
- Semi-Hollow body construction.
- Guitar electronics.
- General guitar making and finishing techniques.
Total Cost. $4,250.00
The Vampire Bat is a throw back to the 60's, the 1660's.
Guitar Setup Class (Bring your guitar!)
3 hr intensive Guitar Setup Workshop.
- Proper truss rod adjustments.
- How to correctly set the action.
- Nut slot adjustments.
- Proper setup procedures and techniques.
2 students per class. Class time 3 hours.
Working with lasers and cnc cutters.
Enter the 21st century where -x, +y and z's are the new abc's. You'll get to see the process from "an idea on paper", all the way to the final cut.
Equipment: 2016 Laguna IQ CNC and a 48x36 Full Spectrum 90 watt laser.
Duration: 2.5 hrs
Limit: 3 per class