#1
I'm interested in learing to be a guitar tech, but i don't know much about it and I can't find really anysites that give a detailed explanation and how one goes about learning the trade so does anyone know any sites or have any answer?
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#3
Well. I suggest you try some forums. Namely ones about pickups and guitar repair.

Also check out and learn alot of the stuff off of Project guitar.

Practice on your own guitars.

Basically, you want as much knowledge on the subject as possible to get hired.
#5
also...
setting up a strat.
http://www.icepoint.com/guitar/Setting%20up%20your%20electric%20guitar/index.htm

truss rods, electric and acoustic repairs...
http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/trussrods.htm

frets, buzz list, sanding a nut...
http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/pagelist.html

videos, installing pickups in fenders and gibsons..
http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/how_to_install_a_pu.shtml
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#6
start taking part guitars and putting them back. otherwise most stuff you learn is pretty much hands on.
#7
Everything is learned through trial and error, although you can blow your money at some school to teach you the same thing. The only advantage a school has is you get a little certificate which may get you the job a bit easier, but all it really does is give you a false sense of security that you're a good/certified tech.
#8
Quote by tuberculosis
Everything is learned through trial and error, although you can blow your money at some school to teach you the same thing. The only advantage a school has is you get a little certificate which may get you the job a bit easier, but all it really does is give you a false sense of security that you're a good/certified tech.


though some of those people that go to those colleges sometimes do end up working for gibson
#9
People that go to schools such as Roberto Venn & Luthiers International end up doing set-ups and stringing at Fender for there life. That's great if they wan't to do that for there whole career, but for guys who wan't to start up their own buisness they should invest that money into a shop and tools. I believe they have repair and tech courses at some of these colleges, but those guys end up working for music stores or open up repair shops.
#10
Quote by tuberculosis
People that go to schools such as Roberto Venn & Luthiers International end up doing set-ups and stringing at Fender for there life. That's great if they wan't to do that for there whole career, but for guys who wan't to start up their own buisness they should invest that money into a shop and tools. I believe they have repair and tech courses at some of these colleges, but those guys end up working for music stores or open up repair shops.


what you mean like luthiers. theres two different types theres luthiers who build guitars and do set ups and the likes and guitar techs are the ones that do set up for professional guitarist
#11
There's luthiers that build guitars, and luthiers that fix guitars. Most luthiers that fix guitars call themselves repairmen or guitar techs. You don't only have to be a tech, you can be a luthier (builder, this is why the guys who repair don't call themselves luthiers because it gets confusing :p) too. Look at Phish, Trey's tech doesnt only fix guitars, he builds them too. He's a tech and a luthier. When Phish isn't touring he's at his shop building guitars.

I don't see your point.