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    • 3 Dec 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 2564 Brookside Dr., Independence, KS 67301


    • 10 Jan 2023
    • 5:30 PM
    • 2 May 2023
    • 8:30 PM
    • Fab Lab ICC
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    Build Your Own, Custom, Playable Electric or Acoustic Guitar*
    Starting January 10, 2023 at Fab Lab ICC.

    *No experience building or playing necessary.


    CLICK here to hear our KGGF Morning Show interview with Steve Reid and Chuck Goad.




    From the earliest known public mention of an electrically enhanced guitar, appearing in Wichita, Kansas in October of 1932, to the news in 1940, that Les Paul created "The Log," a guitar whose strings and pickups were mounted on a guitar body carved from a solid block of wood, electric guitars have captivated every generation since.

    Over the years the great artists like Les Paul, Duane Eddy, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Slash, Van Halen and Yngwie Malmsteen have attracted legions of followers.

    Imagine the exhilaration experienced by Les Paul when he plugged in "The Log" and heard the sounds for the first time. You can experience the same exhilaration at Fab Lab ICC, by the end of the semester!

    In this class, you can choose to build and keep either a real, custom, playable electric or acoustic guitar. No experience necessary and you don't have to know how to play. We have kits available that include everything you need. Check our online store for kit selections.

    In this class, you will learn:

    • Basic woodworking and wood finishing techniques
    • How electric guitars work
    • How guitar components are made
    • Guitar assembly and intonation

    The class takes place at Fab Lab ICC on Tuesdays from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM starting Jan. 10, 2023 through May 2, 2023.

    This class is available either with or without college credit.

    Course fee:

    • Non-credit, $165 (register below) plus additional purchase of guitar kit
    • Credit, $490.00 - $510.00 depending where you live. (For-credit enrollment is available through our ICC admissions office. Call 620.331.4100 / 800.842.6063 for more information.

    For Northern Montgomery County residents, (approx)$330

    Guitar kits can be purchased through our online store. Click the "Shop" tab on any of our web pages.

    •  Electric 6-string, 4-string bass and 6-string acoustic guitar kits:
    • We have a wide selection of guitar kits available for sale that were chosen to work well in this class. You can see electric guitar availability on the registration form. See the acoustic kit in our online store by clicking on the "Shop" tab of any of our web pages. If you’d like to see the kit before purchasing, feel free to come to the Lab during our open hours. Some class participants elect to purchase their own kits. In the past, we’ve sometimes found that these self-purchased kits have required skills and/or tools beyond those available in the class. If you wish to purchase your own kit, please contact instructor, Steve Reid at 620-779-5027 or email, mrreidsworkshop@gmail.com.

     If you choose non-credit, the course and kit fees are payable to Fab Lab ICC on or before the first night of class.

     If you choose college credit, the course fee is payable per college policy and the kit fee is payable to Fab Lab ICC on or before the first night of class

Past events

13 Sep 2022 September 2022 Maker Space Boot Camp
4 Jun 2022 July 4th Door Banner
14 May 2022 Blues Night @ Sassy's with Martin and the Dead Guys
7 May 2022 Verizon Girls STEM Workshop - May
28 Apr 2022 Beginner's Quilt Class
26 Apr 2022 MimioSTEM Mobile's "Mission to Mars" Demonstration for Educators and Home School Parents
19 Apr 2022 T-Shirt Quilt Class
9 Apr 2022 Verizon Girls STEM Workshop - April
5 Apr 2022 Beginning Sewing - Bags Class
5 Mar 2022 Advanced Quilting-Easter Wall Hanging Class
5 Mar 2022 Verizon Girls STEM Workshop - March
12 Feb 2022 Verizon Girls STEM Workshop - February
8 Jan 2022 Verizon Girls STEM Workshop - January
11 Dec 2021 Verizon Girls STEM Workshop - December
17 Nov 2021 Extreme Food Makeover - ZOOM OPTION
17 Nov 2021 Extreme Food Makeover - IN PERSON
13 Nov 2021 Verizon Girls STEM Workshop - November
10 Nov 2021 Freezer Meal "Cook Along" - ZOOM OPTION
20 Oct 2021 Campfire Cooking - IN PERSON
6 Oct 2021 Composting to Reduce Food Waste - IN PERSON
6 Oct 2021 Composting to Reduce Food Waste - ZOOM OPTION
22 Sep 2021 Decadent Desserts with chef Arielle Gustafson (Zoom option available)
21 Sep 2021 Dress It Up, Sauce It Up with chef Arielle Gustafson (Zoom option available)
14 Sep 2021 September 2021 Maker Space Boot Camp
12 Aug 2021 Entrepreneurial Mindset Class THU 6PM - 8PM
29 Jul 2021 Kitchen Kids-Fredonia
14 Jul 2021 Kitchen Kids-Cherryvale
28 Jun 2021 Kitchen Kids-Independence
2 Mar 2021 March 2021 Maker Space Boot Camp
28 Jan 2021 Entrepreneurial Mindset Class THURS 6PM - 8PM
27 Jan 2021 Guitar Fabrication Class WED 5:30PM -8:30PM
15 Sep 2020 September 2020 Maker Space Boot Camp
15 Apr 2020 Gary Schoeniger Guest Zoom Appearance
11 Mar 2020 The New Rules of Business Success: Capturing Today's Consumers as a Destination Business
7 Mar 2020 March STEM Workshop
3 Mar 2020 March 2020 Maker Space Boot Camp
20 Feb 2020 Montgomery County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
4 Jan 2020 January STEM Workshop
14 Dec 2019 Welcome Sign Class
7 Dec 2019 December STEM Workshop
5 Dec 2019 SHEntrepreneur Showcase
5 Oct 2019 October STEM Workshop
10 Sep 2019 2019 September Community Boot Camp
7 Sep 2019 September STEM Workshop
20 Aug 2019 Seminar: Intro to Modeling and 3D Printing
19 Jun 2019 CorelDRAW Basics
14 Jun 2019 Women 4 Women: Personalities & Tough Conversations
21 Mar 2019 Women 4 Women Speed Networking

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2564 Brookside Dr. Independence, KS 67301

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