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Guitar Repair and Building Program Instructors

• Brian Boedigheimer

Brian Boedigheimer earned a diploma in Guitar Repair and Construction from Red Wing Technical College (now MSC Southeast) in 1994. He then provided service for music stores throughout the St. Croix Valley and built electric guitars for the Benedict Guitar Company. He returned to teach at MSC Southeast in 2001, and in 2003, he studied Wood Finishing Technology at Dakota County Technical College.

Now with more than 20 years' experience as an instructor, he teaches full-time in the Guitar Repair and Building Program and designs and builds his own line of instruments, specializing in semi-hollow body electrics and exquisite finish work.

In his own words:

"Working on instruments provides us with new situations every day. Each instrument is unique and so are its problems which makes the chance to come up with solutions so enjoyable. If you enjoy working with your hands and stimulating those problem solving muscles in the brain, this line of work might be a perfect fit."

“As a graduate of the program, I can say that students who complete the guitar repair and construction diploma have an excellent foundation to begin their career as luthiers or guitar repair technicians. Part art, part technology, lutherie is a lifelong learning process.”

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