About This Course
Welcome to the Robert O’Brien Online Steel String Guitar Voicing Course. This course was filmed during a master class I gave in my shop way back in the beginning of 2013. I have hesitated to edit it and make it available for a couple of reasons. First of all, I was concerned that the viewer wouldn’t be able to benefit as much as those that actually attended the class. It was a “hands on” class and obviously you as a viewer are not able to be involved in that process. Second, it was filmed in standard definition before I made the switch to high definition cameras. Recently I ran across this footage on my old hard drive and decided that neither of the two reasons I have mentioned were good enough to not make this footage available to others. In fact, the participants in this class have urged me to make it available. There is a ton of valuable information available in this course. Just the information on how to select soundboard material alone is worth the price of this video course. I think you will agree and know you will benefit from the information I present here gathered from years of experience building steel string guitars.
This course is meant for the intermediate to advanced steel string guitar builder and contains just under 4 hours of quality instruction with all the information needed to make your steel string guitar soundboard the best it can possibly be.
- How to select soundboard material
- The concept of stiff and loose
- Soundhole size
- What to listen for tonally while voicing
- Shaping the braces – where to remove material and how much
Please read the FAQ page before beginning. To begin just register/login and purchase the video lessons. You may then either stream or download the videos.
It has never been easier to learn the art of steel string guitar voicing. Happy Building!
Great class and learning experience! Peter