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At the Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair, we do everything in our power to ensure that when you leave our guitar repair school, you leave prepared to work. Our program offers more than just a certificate and a handshake, it offers you an in depth understanding of the lutherie trade. At the Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair, we believe in results and we guarantee you’ll see them.

About Our Guitar
Repair School

Ever wanted to make a living repairing guitars and other fretted instruments?

At our guitar repair school, we teach our students not only how to repair guitars, but how to form and run their own guitar repair business.

Students receive a hands-on experience inside of a working guitar repair shop staffed with professional guitar repair techs who have over 20 years of professional experience in the industry. We are not your usual guitar build school, we teach you what you need to know to become a band guitar tech, to run your own guitar repair business, or any job you choose in the luthier trade.

Guitar Repair
Prospective Students

We are currently accepting applications to enroll in our guitar repair school for the upcoming semester. We strongly encourage veterans to apply since we are an approved veterans guitar training school.

Email us for the application and catalog to learn more about attending  the Eastern School.

20 Week Program Start Dates:
    SPRING 2024:      22 JAN 2024
    FALL      2024:      12 AUG 2024

Weekly Summer Course Date:
TBA August 2024.
(Seats are limited)

What We Teach You In
Guitar Repair School

Our curriculum is laid out in weekly blocks. Each week, students will learn and practice the assigned skill set with a bench test given at the end of the week.
* Wood & Environment
* Basic measurement reading
* Power & hand tool instruction
* Acoustic guitar dynamics
* Nut fabrication
* Saddle fabrication
* Bridge removal/ installation
* Electronics applications/repairs
* Active vs Passive
* Electric guitar dynamics
* Tremolo & Locking Systems
* Neck & truss-rod relation
* Fret Level-Crown-Polish
* Fingerboard dynamics & leveling
* Full Guitar Refrets
* Business and Operations Study

NJ Guitar Repair School News-Events

The Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair has been approved by the NJ Board of Education, NJ Department of Labor, & the NJ State Approving Agency for Veterans Training!

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