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Sat, Apr 06


Bell Buckle

Guitar Set-Up Workshop - Acoustic

Learn the inside trade secrets of a perfect setup in this exclusive 5 hour class! We will teach you the thorough process just like we do in our shop for setting up your guitar or bass.

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Guitar Set-Up Workshop - Acoustic
Guitar Set-Up Workshop - Acoustic

Time & Location

Apr 06, 2024, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Bell Buckle, 7 Webb Rd E, Bell Buckle, TN 37020, USA

About the event

Spend a day in historic Bell Buckle, TN inside of Sweet Strings Music and learn the art of the set-up! This class is intended musicians serious about their instruments playability, students that are hobbyist kit builders and everyone in between.  You will get hands on training in an intimate class room setting where you will learn every crucial component of setting up and maintaining your own instruments. No matter your skill level or knowledge of tools or know how, every student will leave with the insight and knowledge to perform a precise set-up. Take the knowledge and tools you'll gain from this class and be able to perform a set-up on any style of acoustic guitar and or bass. There is a lot of misinformation out there on the internet, this class will teach you the industry standards that are expected from a professional setup. 

Course outline will be: A brief history of the set-up, introduction to tools and measurements, instrument evaluation and documentation, seeing with your hands and ears ( yes that's what I typed), instrument cleaning for various types of finishes, fretboard evaluation, neck relief, truss rod adjustments, fretboard conditioning, frets and buzz, saddle radius and action, nut slotting, stringing, how to adjust your acoustic guitar's saddle, identify possible trouble issues due to lack of humidity control and much, much more!!!!

We offer packages with tuition of professional grade tools by Music Nomad, the same tools we use everyday in our shop for our clients that you may purchase along with your tuition for class.  We have hand selected each tool set so that each student will be able to leave the class and perform a professional grade setup on any of their instruments for years to come. We also wanted to offer different packages to meet anyone’s budget.  Three separate tool packages with cost of tuition are available for you to choose from, to include an option for rental of tools. All of the tools are from Music Nomad, no cheap substitutes like other Workshops.  It is highly recommended to purchase a tool set so you can familiarize yourself with the tools you’ll be using upon completion of the class.

Tool packages:

Tuition - No tools

  • Rent all the tools you will need to complete the workshop. *Prior students of past workshops - slect this option and we will build out your custom tool set based on what you have already purchased from previous classes. Once you purchase your ticket, contact us at and advise us which tools you'd like to have for class. We will build out a specially priced tool set for the acoustic class. Take a look below to compare which tools you do not currently have. 

Entry Level Set includes:

  • 6 Piece Precision Set-up Gauge Set
  • 7" Leveling Beam and sandpaper
  • Premium winder and cutter all in one tool

Premium Level Set incldes:

  • 6 Piece Precision Set-up Gauge Set
  • 7" Leveling Beam and sandpaper
  • Premium winder and cutter all in one tool
  • Diamond coated nut file 6 piece set with carrying case (specific gauges for acoustic string sizes)
  • Neck craddle and premium work mat combo
  • 11 piece guitar tech truss rod set with case
  • Acoustic guitar soundhole humidifier

Upon registration and purchase of tuition, an email of further details and what to bring will be sent to each student. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at Thank you and we look forward to class!!


  • Acoustic Set-Up Workshop

    This ticket includes 1 adult (18 and older) seat for the workshop. Ticket holders may bring up to two Acoustic guitars or two Acoustic basses for class. No combinations of guitars or basses, no electric instruments. Acoustics with equipped electronics are ok.

    From $275.00 to $475.00
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    • $275.00
    • $350.00
    • $475.00



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