Training for setting up a stringed insturment, Colorado

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  1. Hey_you

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    I would like training on setting up electric guitar for my own usage. I saw Colorado School of Lutherie, but $$$ .Somewhere other schooling available in central Colorado? I am in Pueblo.
     
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    Dan Erlewine’s book with the associated DVD will get you where you want to go. Only need about $100 for the tools to get it done right right (That’s assuming the nut and frets need work).
     
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    I second Erlewine's book, my dog eared copy sits on my workbench. I think you will spend a lot more that a hundred bucks - a good set of nut files will set you back that much. Unlike lots of guitar work, setups are fairly benign because you are not doing anything invasive. I wrote a little thread for this forum on how I do it (and I would be happy to send my spread sheet to you). The important things about my approach is that (1) I measure everything before I do anything, (2) I know how each part of the procedure affects others, and (3) I work towards targets that I know will make a playable guitar.

    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/basic-setup.952636/

    Taking a class to learn just setup seems kind of excessive. One thing that I have done while setting up guitars for someone is let them into my shop, talk them thru it and explain what I'm doing and why. Maybe there is someone like me living close to you
     
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    Thanks all. I have always worked on my "belongings". Just don't want to make an expensive learning experiance.I'd rather learn form someone elses mistake.
     
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    OK! Ordered the book from B&N.Should see it end of week.Will figure out tools after reading book,TY all.
     
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    Hmm, you're pretty far south. In Denver I'd say check with either Victor Guitars or Colfax Guitar Shop. I was recently talking to someone who had heard about another local luthier class for $300 plus the materials, I didn't catch the name though.
     
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    Got my manual yesterday. Boy! Weighs a ton! Gotta be good.
     
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