Master Class
Awwwww ... I am no longer offering this class.

For those of you who have taken my classes in the past,
"abrazo fuerte" grasshoppers.
Thanks so much !

For those of you interesed in improving your skills ,
I am offering online workshop blast which feature some of the high points
from my Master Classes and Art of Guitar classes.


For those of you new to guitar building - welcome to a cool scene.

master guitar building class


Teacher Info

Kent Carlos Everett has had the pleasure of lecturing at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival,
the Association of String Instrument Artisans Symposium, the International School of Luthiery ,
The American School of Luthiery, the Southeastern Bluegrass Association,
The Georgia Woodworkers Guild, the Guild of American Luthiers, as well as various schools and universities.

He has built over 600 acoustic guitars and approximately 200 various other instruments.
He has made his living as a full time luthier since 1977.

This makes him a unique teacher, full of funny stories, and incite. With the highest level of craftmanship,
and brimming with decades of a working knowledge, he guides you to becoming a great guitar builder.

Everett has actively been teaching luthiery since 1989, has written
3 books on guitar building,
provided 3 instructional dvds on advanced luthiery, and has
many successful a
nd renowned alumni.
master guitar building class

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Class Quotes
Do I have the nicest students - or what!

I had a blast last weekend!! The class was incredibly helpful and fun ....
I obviously had lots of “Ah-Ha” moments and my little scientific brain is spinning happily.
You are honestly a great teacher as well as an obviously very talented and renowned builder.

student master guitar building class

It was awesome! inspiring! eye-opening! so much fun! amazing...did I mention awesome?
I've got my list of changes to make in my shop and starting on that this week. I'm so excited to start implementing
some of what I learned with you Carlos. You're a great teacher!

When I signed up for his “Masters Class”, I had high expectations … and they were exceeded!
As a full-time luthier, I wasn’t eager to take time out of my shop and money out of my pocket, but I knew I needed a “breakthrough”.
It seemed I was working harder, earning less and enjoying the work less. Since taking the class,
I have MORE than made up for the time away in new efficiencies,
but more importantly, I’ve re-discovered my love of craftsmanship and luthiery. Well worth every minute and every penney.
Carlos is a true professional, a gifted craftsman and a great guy to be around. You’ll enjoy your coffee breaks as much as the class

student master guitar building class

I had a great time in the class-learned a lot about not only the how to but the why which will allow me to take
what you showed me and make it my own.
With what you told us about which specialty tools are necessary and which aren't,
I'm sure I'll save more money on buying the right tools and not the unnecessary ones than I spent on the class.
It was a rewarding experience on many levels .

Many thanks to you, Jeannie, Joey and Zeek for your hospitality.

Carlos, thanks for sharing your years of experience, knowledge and wisdom with me. It's something I'll never forget.

If you want to build better guitars and you have the opportunity to spend time with Carlos Everett – do it!
His 40+ years in the industry as a repairman, luthier, designer, manufacturer and marketer gives Carlos an unusual
depth of knowledge. Two days with Carlos in his shop has taken my building to the next level.

I also want to thank you again for the class. I got A LOT out of it, and to be honest, much more than I expected.
Not that I had low expectations, either. You kept me laughing, and the atmosphere of the class very positive and light-hearted.
I think that is important for learning. Also, the newer techniques have charged me up, and I WILL be building!

student master guitar building class

Great class!!!!! I thoroughly enjoyed the wealth of information you shared during our adventure.
I want to thank you and Jeannie for your generous hospitality sharing your home to five total strangers for the week.
I feel we met as strangers and left as friends! You totally demystified and washed away the snake oil of building guitars
in a very common sense approach. I am anxious to start my first build thanks to you!
Thanks again for all your knowledge and encouragement.

Thank you, Carlos -- the Master Class was everything I was hoping for ... and so much more.
You were great!

Spending time with master luthier Kent Carlos Everett has been a life altering event.
I am convinced it would be impossible for the most callous and jaded to walk away from a time such as this un-changed.

Carlos is quite clear regarding what he is all about, which is 'to promote hand made acoustic musical instruments and
home made living room music'. I say, 'Balderdash'!
His true mission is to set ablazea musical experience in wood that leaves one hungering and panting for more! And more!
And *he* can deliver more!

student master guitar building class

Can't wait toput my learning into practice. Your class filled in lots of gaps in my
knowledge base. "Education is a good investment,
quality education doesn't cost, it pays!"

I learned so much in the short time with you. You're gift along with other things is teaching,
whether it be an English class or guitar building. That's a high calling in my book and just want to say thanks again.

By raising the proverbial bar for what a guitar should feel and sound like,
Carlos is at once elevated into that elite class of artisans who 'walk the talk'. He is a rare breed, and I got to spend
time in the shop with him.

student master guitar building class

I was surprised at how comfortable I became with the myriad of special techniques and simple jigs used to
build an extraordinary guitar in your shop. I returned to my shop with a long list of improvements that I want to make in my tools
and techniques. I am confident that my guitar building experience will now proceed at a low anxiety level through
the more difficult operations. I have also significantly raised my expectations in my ability to build
great instruments as my experience develops.

Your class exceeded my expectations, ... and I had high expectations.


K. Carlos Everett has had the pleasure to teach may talented and interesting people.

A few you might recognize :
Robbie O Brien , Jason Kostal , Peggy White , Sheldon Schwartz ,

" If I am able to encourage the art of luthiery to reach a higher level,
to help an individual develop the quality of craftsmanship,
tone, and control - that they hold in their heart, ...
then it has all been worthwhile.

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