This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a one-on-one course taught by Michael Charvel, son of the legendary Guitar Builder Wayne R. Charvel, founder of Charvel M.F.G.
With individual hands-on training, learn how to professionally assemble a high-quality concert-ready solid body electric guitar.
Learn the same tips and tricks that we use on our Wayne Guitars.
The 5-day Course includes a high-quality, professional-grade concert-ready solid-body electric guitar that you, the Student, fully assemble under Michael Charvel's instruction.
The Course also includes:
Body: Alder wood, finished in High Gloss Black.
Neck: Maple/Maple fret board, 22 frets, 25 1/2" scale length. Hand-rubbed oil finish.
Hardware color: Chrome.
Pickups: Seymour Duncan U.S.A made TB4 Bridge humbucker and, Seymour Duncan U.S.A. made 59 Neck humbucker.
Bridge: German-made Floyd Rose locking bridge.
Case: U.S.A Made G&G hard-shell wood case.
FOR SELECT STUDENTS ONLY!!!!
Students will be accepted (or not) based on a small questionnaire and video interview at Michael Charvel’s discretion..
It was a rewarding experience at Michael Charvel's Guitar Course to build my very own guitar. The detailed practical instruction was
comprehensive as Michael left no stone unturned.
I learned a lot of valuable information.
This Course was well worth every penny!!!
Michael's laid-back, enjoyable manner, and patience
made the Course a wonderful experience.
David Wilson, Guitar Gear Owner.
What a great experience; I learned so much about guitars. Michael Charvel taught me a lot. The class went very well my guitar plays like butter!
I recommend it to anybody that loves guitars, especially nicely crafted guitars. It was a dream come true.
I have been playing guitar for around 40 years now. I've been buying, selling, and collecting (I currently have approximately 50 guitars at home). I've purchased some from well-known Rock Stars. I learned so much from your course, even with all that experience. It was an excellent investment and a lot of fun, and the result is a guitar that is Custom built and plays and sounds better than anything in my collection.
It was truly amazing. To see and learn the attention to detail that a true master craftsman puts into building a quality instrument. The level of professionalism and passion afforded these guitars is a truly eye-opening experience and well worth the course investment. It makes one appreciate the methodology behind building a quality custom guitar.
The course is in-depth. It covers neck adjustments, fretwork, how to wire, how to adjust the Floyd Rose, set-ups, and much more. The attention to detail is extraordinary.
So yes, I highly recommend this unique course; you will have the best guitar you've ever played, practical knowledge you can use repeatedly, and good memories that will last a lifetime.
I just wanted to say thank you, Michael Charvel, for the Wayne Guitar building course. I love the results! I had a lot of fun listening to all your antidotes and stories from over the years.
Michael Charvel has worked side by side for 35 years under his father's guidance. "Wayne Charvel founder of Charvel M.F.G, world-renown guitar builder for the stars."
Michael has performed work for the following Rock Stars and many other satisfied Wayne Guitar customers:
Eddie Van Halen - Van Halen
Jim Root - Slip Knot
Eddie Ojeda - Twisted Sister
Oz Fox - Stryper
Brian Young - The Atomic Punks, David Lee Roth Band
Russ "Satchel" Parrish - Steel Panther, Atomic Punks
Erick Ferentios - Ratt
Lance Turner - The Atomic Punks
Maurice Huffman - Big Mo Blues Band
Visions - a Tribute to Rush
Curt Mitchell - Learn To Burn
Danny Greenberg - Bangalore Choir
Charlie Daniels- Charlie Daniels Band
Dave Murra - Iron Maiden
Warren De Martini - Ratt
A: No. When you take the guitar home, it is your guitar. If you modify it to resemble a trademarked headstock, you risk a possible trademark infringement lawsuit from the trademark owner or owners.
A: No. Same reason as above.
A: No. The neck plate that is on the guitar is blank. Once you finish the course and take your guitar home, you can engrave the neck plate.
A: No. The pickups, bridge, tuners, etc., are carefully selected to guarantee the best guitar build. You can replace parts at your home if you choose to, but no discounts are offered.
A: You can get any color you want, as long as it is black.
A: No. The guitar is only available in a double humbucker configuration.
A: No. You can replace the pickups after the course when you get the guitar home.
A: No. All guitar woods have been carefully selected with no substitutions.
This once-in-a-lifetime offer is limited to select students. It is a 5-day one-on-one course with Michael Charvel and is $5999.99. Included is a high-quality solid body guitar that you, the student, assemble under Michael Charvel's instruction. The guitar you build will be a high-quality, concert-ready, professional guitar.
Also included is a G&G hard-shell wood case, a picture of the student holding their finished guitar with Michael Charvel, a certificate of completion signed by Michael Charvel, and the knowledge you can use for the rest of your life.
Reserve your spot now with a 10% partial payment. The remaining balance is due two weeks before attending the course. Call or email to reserve your spot with Michael Charvel.
Trades? Sometimes we consider exchanges for guitars, amplifiers, and recording gear to trade. Let us know if you have some equipment you think we might be interested in. Click the link below to view some of the gear we're interested in. ://www.wayneguitars.com/wanted-gear-trades.html