The Art OF French Polishing Online Video Course
Included with a new Luthier’s EDGE membership
What Is “The Art Of French Polishing”?
The Art Of French Polishing is a carefully crafted online video course designed to help you get started out on the right track as you begin to apply this natural finish to your precious guitars or to help you get Unstuck in your french polishing endeavors and begin to finally master the techniques used by some of the top luthiers and French Polishers in the world.
Luthier Tom Bills takes you step by step through his entire process of French Polishing a guitar. It’s not just a demo or a class presentation, it’s like being right there by his side for every step and every detail. No secret is held back as Tom openly and honestly reveals his approach to overcoming problems that arise and providing extremely detailed insight into his special technique largely based on his time studying with his mentor, master Fench Polisher; Eugene Clark.
” I can’t thank you enough for your wonderful French polishing course!! This will be my third time attempting any French polishing on my instruments and I can very confidently say that your videos have explained it all in the clearest, most detailed, and most practical way!!! I just love how you have broken down your process into all the little steps, and how you keep stressing the fact that it’s more an intuitive process than a systematic, set-in-stone process; that makes a lot of sense to me, and is making it a very enjoyable process.” – Kathy Matsushita – theamateurluthier.com
All Of The Instruction Without The Overwhelm
Even though this course is one of the most detailed and intensive references ever created, the entire process is broken down into bite-sized pieces efficiently organized for easy viewing and for quickly finding the information you need the first time you watch the course or anytime you need a quick refresher.
- Organized – Over 10 hours of HD video beautifully organized into 10 simple units
- Short Videos – Within each unit are beautifully recorded lessons to bring you through every step of Tom’s special process with most videos ranging from 5 – 10 min. long for a convenient & enjoyable learning experience.
- Easy Navigation – Each Lesson has clear and easy to navigate links for next, previous, course home, and even quick links in the sidebar to jump to any other lesson in the course.
” Thanks for a great course! I think it’s really methodically good too. You don’t just show off a lot of tricks, but you actually do a whole instrument with all potential things that can come up. Which is very good!! I’ve been watching every second of it!! 🙂 ” – Sveinung Lilleheier – Norway
Guitars Finished Using The Same Techniques You’ll Learn
Your Instructor For This Course:
Tom Bills has been hand crafting one of a kind custom acoustic, classical, and archtop guitars since 1998. Tom’s guitars are considered to be among the best instruments ever made by collectors and players worldwide. He has written for many online and print publications including his books, “The Creation of the Natura Elite Archtop Guitar” and also “The Art Of Lutherie” Book/DVD Set published by Mel Bay Music. Tom currently spends his time crafting his unique guitars for his clients around the globe from his guitar making studio in St Louis, Missouri USA.
” The Art of Lutherie’s, The Art of French Polishing, is a comprehensive course of instruction that covers all aspects of this traditional finishing method, from materials and supplies to methods of application, as well as how to deal with the problems that beginners may encounter. The audio and video are superb, with close up shots of the finish being applied and all the steps required to master this process and develop your own technique that will work for each individual. No steps or secrets are left out. In fact, it has been distilled to a very easy and understandable step by step process that yields master grade results. The method is divided into logical steps, each with numerous concise and entertaining videos that can be watched multiple times. By the time I completed watching all the videos I was ready to head to the shop and correct all the mistakes I previously made doing French polish. Tom Bills is obviously a luthier who puts his heart and soul into every part of his work, and it shows in the quality of his instruments, as well as this course. ” – Christ Kacoyannakis – kacoyannakis.com
What if you could solve finishing issues that you’ve struggled with for years?
What if you could avoid some of those struggles altogether with the right information?
” Master’s of any art form make it look easy. Tom’s no exception here. But what Tom does in this course is make French Polishing a guitar something approachable. To get the immaculate finish Tom is able to get it’s a time-consuming process, but he walks you through every little piece with the patience and wisdom from years of perfecting his craft. ” – Jerod Quinn – USA
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