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My parents are pushing me into specific jobs, having me do research and such, and i know i want to do something with music, but chances are i won't make it as a guitarist. I was wondering what it would take to build custom guitars. What classes would i need to take in high school and college, and is it a good career option? Any help would be much appreciated.
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You need math, and tech classes.
Are there any special computer courses you could take?
Knowing your way around with computer design programs can be extremely helpful.
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Art / Graphics.

That'd be a big one.

and maybe business studies or similar if your school w/e offers it.

Woodworking would be the most important though.
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Obviously woodworking class. Probably work up into an advanced course.

I agree with alex_haeni on the math course; there's a lot of mathematical nonsense that goes into how a guitar works, believe it or not. And again, an advanced course would help, probably.
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I wouldn't. It's apparently not very rewarding, and it's so hard making ends meet that many guitar builders turn to everyday carpentry instead.
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How about someone who works for fender, gibson, ibanez etc. how do they get those jobs and do they make good money?
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woodworking classes. etc. but i mean that would be a rough job. youd have to go somewhere where you could really drum up some business. cuz around me no one would even know what a custom guitar is. and why it would be alot more expensive. so idk. maybe like music tech or something. but i wouldnt reccomend that carreer. thats a little shaky on the cash flow reliability.
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My parents are pushing me into specific jobs, having me do research and such, and i know i want to do something with music, but chances are i won't make it as a guitarist. I was wondering what it would take to build custom guitars. What classes would i need to take in high school and college, and is it a good career option? Any help would be much appreciated.


Have you actually tried to build a guitar? Despite what some have suggested, you don't need advanced math skills to build a guitar. You'll need woodworking skills obviously although far less than some would suggest depending on what you're trying to accomplish.

If you're going to build custom guitars then the likelihood is that you'll be working for yourself. That takes a lot of discipline. You'll also need to understand how a business runs, learn to advertise effectively, act as your own salesperson, and likely be your own book keeper as well.


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Dude dont say you wont make it or you wont...

Have some faith at least...
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