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KOPO Guitars
Le Haut Clairay
35250 St Aubin d’Aubigné 
North of Rennes - Brittany - France


Information - Purchase

Contact me by email

telephone: 06 62 66 52 52

The Kopo workshop welcomes you to build your instrument under the direction of Fred Pons.

The latter founded the workshop in 1988, where he welcomed dozens of guitar-loving trainees,

and also trained over the long term some luthiers who are now professionals.

“Lutherie is a very beautiful profession, but very long to acquire; an internship of a few weeks will be an opportunity to discover it, but will not make you a professional capable of working for a clientele,

neither in manufacturing nor even especially in instrument repair. » 

An internship lasting several weeks, depending on your project – The dates are fixed together – The internship can be spread over several months.

The workshop is located 15 minutes north of Rennes, Brittany. Several gîte accommodation options nearby.

A design, manufacturing and finishing internship

I suggest you create your “custom” instrument, according to your desires, their feasibility, and the time you can devote to it. the internship can last several weeks, continuous or discontinuous, and can be financed

through a partnership with a training center; but it depends on your situation and your rights to training.

I will support you in all phases of work, from design to finishing and assembly. My goal is for you to leave with an instrument that you like,that you will play, and of which you will be proud!

Estimate of your internship project:

– Make the request by sending me a message via the contact page giving me some instructions

about the type of instrument you would like to build.

Cost of an internship:

– For supervision, tools and small equipment, the fixed cost is €850 per week.

– The materials, wood, fittings, possible microphones, will be evaluated in advance depending on the intended instrument.

As an indication, here are some notions of time and cost:

Electrical instruments:

– The creation of a “solid-body” guitar (or bass) can take between 2 weeks for a simple model,

and 3 to 4 weeks for a more sophisticated model.

– The cost of materials can be quite reasonable, often between €100 and €200 for the woods, neck body and fingerboard.
– The hardware, microphones and possible electronics can represent a budget ranging from 200 to 800 €.

Acoustic or box instruments:

– The creation of an acoustic instrument is more complex and will require much more time for a beginner,

between 4 and 8 weeks sometimes.

– The cost of supplies, soundboard, background & sides, neck and fingerboard can start around €200.

Ist@ge training center approval.


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