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Instrument Repair II – All Levels at the Augusta Heritage Center

July 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - July 21, 2017 @ 11:50 pm

Instrument Repair II – All Levels
Bob Smakula, assisted by Dorse Gillum

Participants will learn how to make nuts and saddles, do fret jobs, re-set necks, make intonation adjustments, repair cracks, touch-up finishes, and more. Participants should bring their own instruments in need of repair. It is strongly recommended that participants be familiar with woodworking tools such as a band saw, belt sander, and drill press. Participants may sign up for either or both weeks. When registering, please specify Week 1 and/or Week 2. Bob will be taking the year off from teaching in 2018, so don’t miss your chance to learn from this master repairman!

Ages 18 & up. Materials: Approx. $15, depending on student projects, payable to workshop leader.

View the teachers and classes at https://augustaheritagecenter.org/. Registration is currently available by calling the Augusta office at (304) 637-1209 and will open online at https://www.dewv.edu/augusta/ by March 1. Tuition is $475 per week if paid before June 1, $515 per week on or after June 1.

Bio: Bob Smakula of Montrose, WV, has been building and restoring fretted instruments for more than 40 years. He has encountered almost every type of instrument repair situation and buys, sells, and restores vintage stringed instruments through his internationally known business, Smakula Fretted Instruments. Bob, an award-winning fiddler and banjo player, is also a contributing editor for Old-Time Herald magazine and writes a regular column on instrument repair.


July 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
July 21, 2017 @ 11:50 pm
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Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College
100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
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