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Learn To Make Guitar Pickups

You can learn to make your very own humbucker and single coil pickups at the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery located in Phoenix, Arizona. Below is an image of the humbucker I made during class.

Custom Wound Humbucker


Who Can Take The Class?

This class is open to anyone interested in making guitar pickups. You do not have to be enrolled in the luthier program to take this class. However, you will be attending the class along with the students who are enrolled in the program.

Who Teaches The Class?

This class is taught by professional pickup designer Jason Lollar. I really enjoyed hanging out with Jason after class on Sunday and talking shop at a local bar.

How Long Does Class Last?

Class is typically held on a weekend and pretty much goes most of the day both days. Sunday is a little shorter because the single coil doesn't take quite as long to build as the humbucker does. Below is an image of the single coil I made during class.

 Custom Wound Single Coil 


Is It Hard To Do?

Winding your own pickups is not rocket science. However, it is very detail oriented. So, if you have basic mechanical skills and are not too intimidated by machinery you should do just fine

Was It Worth It?

I think it's totally worth the money. It's especially worth it if you are interested in making pickups and would like to have a professional designer show you how it's done.


I had a great time in class because everyone there was totally into guitars, pickups, gear and music. I also learned a few tips and tricks along the way that really help me out with my own pickup builds. If you are interested in making your own pickups then I highly recommend checking out the pickup building class at the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery.

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