Please print out the following form to apply. Please read the associated notes with care, and keep a hard copy of these when applying.

Enrolment Application Form

Surname                                     Male [  ] Female [  ]

First name(s)                               Date of birth

                                            Telephone number

                                            Email address
Postal/Zip code                              

[ ] I am coming on the course to make my first instrument
[ ] I have previous instrument making experience

               I would like to make the following instrument:

                          (See Notes on Enrolment)

I would like to attend the following course:
          [ ] 19th September - 9th December 2016
          [ ] 9th January - 31st March 2017
          [ ] 7th May - 27th July 2017
          [ ] Later: enter dates here [                            ]

If this course is already full, please
          [ ] Reserve a place for me on the next course
          [ ] Return my deposit

          [ ] Please arrange lodgings for me with a local family
          [ ] I shall be arranging my own accommodation

For students taking lodgings, please mention any diet you follow, and/or mark a box.

[ ]carnivore  [ ]some meat/some vegetarian  [ ]vegetarian  [ ]vegan

I have read the Notes on Enrolment, and would like to apply for a
place at the Totnes School of Guitarmaking.

I enclose a deposit of £850, made payable to "Totnes School of Guitarmaking".
(See the Notes on Enrolment for information on making payment.) 

Signed                                      Date

  Please return the completed application form to: The Totnes School
       of  Guitarmaking, Collins Road, Devon, England  TQ9 5PJ

Notes on EnrolmentPlease keep a hard copy of these notes when applying.

The instrument you would like to make

In this part of the application form you might simply name the kind, eg "Steel string", "Classical", or "Electric", or you can specify woods, style or other features if you have decided on them. It helps to know in advance, but you will not be held to any decisions, if by the start of the course you have changed your mind.

  1. Some instruments may only be made on the course if you are already experienced. This applies mainly to archtops and other exotic guitars. If you are in any doubt, do phone.

Taking up a place on the course

  1. Each place is allocated on receipt of a completed application and deposit. Confirmation of your place will be sent by return of post.
  2. There is a maximum of five students on each course.
  3. You will receive information about travel to Totnes, your accommodation and the beginning of the course itself about six weeks before the starting date.
  4. A certificate of enrolment can be provided, if needed.
  5. On completion of the course, each student will be presented with a Certificate.
  6. The finished instrument is the property of the student.

Making payments

  1. The amount to be paid by the beginning of the course is the course fee plus the materials budget. The balance due at the start of the course is this total less the deposit sent with the application.
  2. Please make the deposit and balance payable to "Totnes School of Guitarmaking".
  3. Payments from overseas students are most easily made by a wire transfer or by using a "Cashiers Cheque", issued in Pounds Sterling and drawn on a London bank. Extra information for students coming from outside Britain includes details of this.
  4. Once a place has been confirmed, the deposit cannot be returned.
  5. Returning the application form is deemed an acceptance of terms 1-12.


Students at the School usually choose between:

  1. Lodgings in the house of a friendly local family. A room, all meals except lunch during the week, and bills are all generally included in the weekly price of about £130. There may be a small variation on this as prices are not set by the School; if so, you will be notified as soon as we know.
  2. Self contained accommodation. There are only one or two agents through whom this kind of arrangement can be made. Though not as easy to find, and more expensive, we can put you in contact with one or two agents.
  3. Arranging their own accommodation. With friends or relatives in the area.


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