If You Build It, It Will Strum

After 9/11, Edward Victor Dick’s custom guitar building business “dropped like a stone.” A client suggested that Dick teach guitar building classes. “I did, initially just as a stopgap measure, to get me through the 9/11 downturn in the economy, but it was so successful and popular that I just continued it ever since,” Dick says. He opened the Colorado School of Lutherie in Denver, starting the first class in January 2002 and business kept growing. “[The clients] get themselves all full of sawdust and glue and have lots of fun,” he says.

Guitar building courses cost around $3,500 and fill up quickly. Call 303-777-7411 or visit coloradoschooloflutherie.com to learn more.