You'll learn how to properly restring your guitar and how to adjust the action from the bridge to the saddles. You'll discover how to adjust the neck and check the relief. Does your guitar play out of tune? You'll learn the fundamentals of intonation. You'll also learn how to care for and clean your guitar with complete confidence.
The better your guitar is set up, the easier it is to play ... and the more likely you are to play and practice with it, improving your musical talent as a result.
Greg Voros, master luthier, has spent years working on guitars for the legendary George Gruhn of Gruhn's Guitars. He's been entrusted with the repair, restoration, and setup of guitars ranging in value from $100 to $250,000. He'll share the skills and knowledge he's picked up through his years of working on some of the most valuable instruments in the world.
"With Greg's professional setups, my guitars play and sound their best on stage and in the studio. I trust Greg to get the job done right, every time." Tyler Unger, guitarist, Five Times August and Nashville studio musician
We've chosen four of the most common guitars to use as examples in this course. You'll learn while following a setup of the Gibson Les Paul, a Fender Stratocaster, a Gibson L7 arch-top acoustic guitar, and a Martin flat-top acoustic guitar.
If youe guitar is not one of these, don't worry. The concepts and steps to these setups will apply to your guitar as well. You can have a better playing and sounding instrument in a matter of hours!
"Greg's fretwork and set ups are second to none. I challenged him with some odd vintage pieces (like a Hagstrom 8-string bass with a very funky neck), and he exceeded my expectations for both playability and appearance. He applies common sense, science, and careful measurement in a field of work that is often filled with 'voodoo' and 'feel.' The result is art." Jay Weaver, bassist, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Raul Malo, Jim Lauderdale
In a world of cheap, over-hyped, "Learn This Overnight" instructional videos, Legacy Learning Systems was founded to produce truly comprehensive multimedia training courses for those who want serious instruction in the comfort of their own homes. We believe that learning should be fun, unintimidating and systematic, with each new skill building on the previous one. Our first courses were in music instruction, but other topics related to the arts, hobbies, career, and a variety of special interests are under development.