The school is now offering an intensive weekend course

Chicago, IL (April 24, 2008) -- The Chicago School of Guitar Making has added a weekend version of its tube amp building class. The three-day session will run Friday-Sunday, July 11-13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. In the course, students will learn to assemble and wire a Fender-style tweed amp. The course is a condensed version of their usual weekly amp building course.

According to the school''s website: "The workshop will be divided into part lecture, part demonstration, and part hands-on training. Over the duration of three days, students will observe stages of the kit building process and then carry out the work on their own amps under the supervision of the instructor."

The cost of the course is $685, plus materials and shipping fees that vary depending upon which amp the student builds:
Tweed Champ - $1188 ($503 kit/shipping + $685 class)

Tweed Deluxe – $1400 ($715 kit/shipping + $685 class)
Tweed Bassman – $1738($1053 kit/shipping + $685 class)

50-watt Tweed Twin – $1738($1053 kit/shipping + $685 class)

100-watt Tweed Twin – $1772($1087 kit/shipping + $685 class)
The Chicago School of Guitar Making operates out of the Specimen Guitar Shop in Chicago. They offer courses in Guitar & Bass Setup and Maintenance, Fret Work, Guitar & Bass Electronics, and Advanced Guitar Repair.

For more information:
Chicago School of Guitar Making

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