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To celebrate 30 years in business we are offering a variety of new courses.

These new courses are geared to offer building and repair in one to four week sessions.
Build an Electric Guitar -  one week        $2700.00
Build an Acoustic Guitar - two weeks    $4500.00
Build an Arch Top  -  two weeks (pre carved top) $5000.00
Carve your own top - four weeks   $6000.00
Build a Ukulele  -  One week    $2700.00
Finishing Course - One week  (clear) $2000.00
(color or sunburst) $2300.00
Repairs - One Week $1400.00
Repairs - Two weeks $2050.00
Repairs - Four Weeks $3800.00

These courses and fees include all materials, supplies and hardware.  These instruments are not finished; however,  they will have a protective coat.

We will be implementing a new schedule starting 2020.

Training months for:

Building Program: January through April and Mid August through Mid December

Repair Program: January through December

Please note that we no longer provide housing, although housing is available on site. Please contact Lorraine or Mike Jarvis for more information 1-250-757-9903

Telephone: 250-757-9903 or



(Lucky enough to be living on...) Scenic Vancouver Island: Home of the Tone Woods!

Snail Mail:
4500 Sunwood Place
Bowser, BC, Canada, V0R 1G0

School Location:

240 Goodyear Rd

Qualicum, BC  V9K 2A3

Our school opened its’ doors in 1989. We felt a need for training in this highly specialized field that requires a one–to–one approach.

Our training is oriented toward our students reaching their full potential. Our goal is to provide the skills and knowledge they will need to make this a career. To even further this goal we have introduced the one year master program which includes an optional for work experience in Sweden.

Larger schools often lack the student to teacher ratio we feel is so critical, and builders or repair shops are often reluctant to take on unskilled employees.

By maintaining communication with manufacturers, private builders and music stores, we are able to assist students in pursuing their goals for employment. Many of our students go on to start their own business.

So, while through the years our school has grown, we still maintain a low student/teacher ratio. Enrolment is limited. We operate on a first come basis.

No prerequisites are required.

Summit School of Guitar Building & Repair Inc.
also offers

Certified Buzz Feiten Tuning System® Training



We're happy to discuss custom training programs.

Deborah Johannessen

Please email for details on customizing a program.

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