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Guitar Repair and Building Program Instructors

• Brian Boedigheimer

Brian Boedigheimer received his diploma in guitar repair and construction from Red Wing Technical College (now Minnesota State College Southeast) in 1994. For 12 years he repaired instruments independently for music stores throughout the St. Croix Valley and began teaching instrument construction in 2000. Brian also worked on design and built electric guitars with the Benedict Guitar Company.

In 2003 he attended the Wood Finishing Technology Program at Dakota County Technical College where he learned all aspects of wood finishing, conservation, restoration and refinishing. Currently he teaches full-time in the Guitar Repair & Construction Program and in his spare time he designs and builds his own line of instruments.

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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