We are excited to offer an introductory workshop for anyone interested in learning to assemble and set up guitars with our necks! During this two day course you will be given your very own polished Aluminati neck plus all the tools and hands-on instruction you will need to build a highly functional one-of-a-kind instrument!
WE WILL ONLY BE TAKING 4 PEOPLE PER SESSION. PLEASE CAREFULLY READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE PURCHASING A TICKET.
Things we will be covering in the course:
Removing and replacing the neck
Setting the action on an Aluminati neck
Setting the intonation
Replacing hardware such as the bridge, pickguard, strap buttons, knobs
Soldiering and swapping pickups
Things we will not be covering in the course:
Fabricating original parts
Rerouting the electronics cavity
The dark secrets of how Aluminati necks are forged
During the course you will be given:
StewMac screwdriver and wrench set
StewMac string action gauge
StewMac radius gauge set
Allen Key set
Weller Soldering Iron
A shiny new Aluminati neck!
FOR THE COURSE YOU WILL NEED AT LEAST ONE GUITAR TO WORK ON. THIS CAN BE A VINTAGE GUITAR THAT YOU’VE BEEN MEANING TO REPAIR FOR A WHILE OR A CHEAP GUITAR YOU BOUGHT SPECIFICALLY TO MODIFY OR EVEN A BRAND NEW BODY FROM A BUILDER LIKE WARMOTH, JUST AS LONG AS IT IS ALREADY ROUTED, DRILLED AND FINISHED. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A PARTSCASTER WE CAN HELP YOU MAKE A SELECTION.
Things to keep in mind when selecting your partscaster body:
Must have an FMIC style neck pocket
Scale length must be 25.5” for guitar and 34” for Bass
Avoid Floyd Rose style bridges as our necks don’t have a locking nut
Avoid guitars with obvious cracks running through the body
Find a guitar that is already routed/drilled for the pickups and bridge you intend to use
Make sure to have all of your spare parts and strings ready before the class begins