About This Course
Welcome to the Robert O’Brien Online Classical Guitar Building Course. In this course Robert shows in great detail how to build your own traditional classical guitar from beginning to end. The chapter on French polish finishing alone is worth the price of the entire course.
The complete course price includes free downloadable plans for O’Brien’s classical guitar design, his guitar mold used for building the guitar and detailed set up instructions. All were professionally drawn specifically for his online course.
If you buy the complete course you also get free bonus videos on the following topics:
- Side Bending by Hand
- Binding the Soundhole
- How to Select Soundboard Material
- The Soundport
- The Tornavoz
You also become eligible to join Robert’s invitation only chat group. Here he offers advice and support as you build. There is a wealth of information available to you for free!
If you have ever wanted to learn how to build your own high end classical guitar then Robert’s Online Classical Guitar Building Course is a must!
Please read the FAQ page before beginning. To begin, just register/login and purchase the video lessons.
It has never been easier to learn the art of guitar building.
Construction Notes for Classical Guitar
An in-depth, step by step, handbook designed as a companion to my “Online Classical Guitar Building Course”. It has over 150 pages of detailed instructions and each chapter contains hyperlinks to all of the lessons in my online course as well as links to my free YouTube “Luthier Tips du Jour” instructional videos. Free to download.
Thanks for the great course. Peter
"I was the first person to purchase Robbie’s first online course “Classical Guitar Building” It feels as though Robbie is still right there, supporting me every step of the way. His in-depth step by step video programs are amazing and his style of building make it so easy to follow. It makes for a very pleasant building experience. I continue to purchase his online courses when ever a new one arrives online. I am now a full time builder and love when my instruments are played all over the world. Thanks Robbie for being such a great friend, an amazing teacher and mentoring me into the luthier I am today. " Heidi in Canada
I purchased your online courses for classical and steel string guitars. In my opinion these are the best guitar-building instructional materials (video or written) available anywhere. Every step is explained and demonstrated in intricate detail. Your teaching style has a way of reducing stress and making the entire process an enjoyable journey, and the end result is a really great guitar! Jim
I just finished my 3rd classical guitar using your online course.The course is terrific! Thanks again for teaching me how to make guitars. Steve in Minnesota
Just purchased the Classical Guitar Building course. I am already on CH. 4. So far the course is really making everything come together. I have read just about every classical guitar making book out there and now it's really making sense. Thanks for your hard work! Steve
Your videos are amazing. Your first video was the classical guitar course. I was the first person to purchase and have never looked back. To this day I reference that video. Very organized, logical step by step. Heidi
Just recently bought the 1st two chapters of your on-line classical guitar course and am absolutely loving them. Rick
This is a great course, and a significant addition to the instructional material available on guitar building. Jimmy
I just purchased your acoustic guitar course. I tried to ignore it for months but I just have to do it. It's true - I'm a repeater having used your classical course a few years ago with a wonderful result. Bob
I finished my third Spanish guitar and the first one using your videos as my guide. What an amazing learning experience! Thank you for that. Your insights and detailed guidance gave me the confidence and the excitement to get the job done. As someone who’s only made a couple of Adirondack chairs until three years ago I’m very grateful for your expertise. Couldn’t have done it without your eyes and voice with me the whole way. Thanks. Noah
I’m currently working my way through your online classical guitar building course. I wanted to say thank you for sharing your knowledge and skills of this amazing tradition with the rest of the world. I’ve had many years of woodworking experience and would never have been able to get as far as I have so quickly without your course. Jason
I been through the classic online course several times & now assembling the shop – so I’m close!Thanks again for making such a fantastic course I am a retired professional trainer for Wilson Learning and I have never seen better! Ken St. John
I started watching the videos already. I find them very interesting, especially the way you show several ways to do the same operation with less specialized equipment. Dan
I recently purchased your classical guitar building course and I watched 20-30% of the contents so far. It’s a great course. Thank you so much making this available. Tateo
I am hooked! I am enjoying watching and learning how to build a classical guitar. I am binge watching through the lessons and cannot wait to get started. I am taking your advice and watching all the videos before starting. Raul
I have purchased both your classical guitar building course and your steel string course. I have built 4 classicals and 2 steel strings. As always your videos are great and serve as a wonderful guide through the whole process. Steven
Comprei o seu curso de Violao Clássico. Puxa estou muito contente, valeu cada centavo! Me arrependo de não ter comprado seu curso antes, que maravilha! Cristiano - Brazil
I bought the course the other day and just completing watching it and taking detailed notes. It was extremely valuable and I really enjoyed it! Mizan
I am attending your classical guitar building course. First, let me congratulate you on the amazing video material you created. I truly think your course is fantastic and extremely valid. It is teaching me many things and the more I watch the more enthusiastic I become. I just finished to watch and study chapter one and I already created quite a good piece of neck. Luca
After 4 months of research, starts and stops I've finally finished my 1st classical in about 5 weeks using Robbie's course. I'm a bit in shock that it actually plays and sounds good seeing I had zero experience or tools starting out. This has been the hardest thing I've ever done and really can't believe I'm done. Certainly it has a few issues like little cosmetic things only I see or others if they really look, but overall I'm happy with it. Peter
Thanks for the great course. Peter
I'm making my first classical guitar based off of your excellent online videos. So far, so good. Ron
I've finished my first classical guitar based off of your excellent video class. I learned a lot from it. Ron
You've said you like to see pictures and hear how your students have done. I'm attaching 3 pictures from my first classical guitar, based on your excellent video series. It's not perfect and I know what I would do different next time, but I learned a lot from making this and from your video series. Now I'm on to my next one (I have 2 customers waiting) ... Ron
Of all the books and references on classical guitar construction I own, I find yours most helpful! Don