Steel String Guitar Voicing

This course, meant for the intermediate to advanced steel string guitar builder, 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.

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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.

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It has never been easier to learn the art of steel string guitar voicing. Happy Building!

First I'll say thank you for your online courses. I've taken your class on voicing and chisel sharpening and my shop is better for it. Your class on voicing was awesome! Made instant improvements to my work. Matt
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Great class and learning experience! Peter
First I'll say thank you for your online courses. I've taken your class on voicing and chisel sharpening and my shop is better for it. Your class on voicing was awesome! Made instant improvements to my work. Matt
Just finished watching the online course for voicing steel string guitars. It was very informative and presented in a way that was easy to understand. Jan Michael Torres
On our last build my father and I made a bridge out of black walnut and it came to about 18 grams. It has a very explosive sound. I know it also has to do with the voicing, which I learn from your online voicing soundboards class, which is probably the best purchase I've done in the last few years. Thanks for releasing that video out for us to buy! Josué
Steel String Guitar Voicing
3:51:37
Intro 2:36
Lesson 1: How to select soundboards 44:28
Lesson 2: Students select their soundboards 9:49
Lesson 3: Thicknessing 29:42
Lesson 4: Soundhole and cutting to shape 9:32
Lesson 5: The X brace 28:18
Lesson 6: The other braces 27:53
Lesson 7: Voicing discussion 11:44
Lesson 8: Shaping braces 52:53
Lesson 9: Final thoughts 6:06