Musical Instrument Builder

EDUCATION LEVEL

Vocational Educational and Training

DEMAND

Low

Category

Art, Music

SALARY

2500 - 3000

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Summary

Musical instrument builders are professionals who design, build, and repair musical instruments, such as guitars, mandolins, violins, trumpets, and pianos. They can work for an instrument manufacturing company or run their store.

Acitivities

  • Classifying the appropriate types of wood and other materials used in the construction and repairing process of the instrument
  • Designing musical instruments
  • Making handmade instruments from scratch
  • Repairing damaged instruments
  • Calibrating and adjusting the parts of the instrument.

Knowledge and skills
required

  • Have detailed knowledge of instrument design and repair
  • Have knowledge of wood processing, gluing, and dyeing/varnishing
  • Have acoustic hearing ability (to ensure that the instrument has the desired tone)
  • Have good interpersonal/communication skills with clients
  • Have good organizational skills
  • Have business knowledge
  • Have good administrative skills
  • Have marketing skills.

Work condition

Musical instrument builders mostly work in shops in craft centers, and some of them even in small workshops at home. They usually work in a dusty environment, so it is not a suitable profession for anyone with asthma or allergies. Building and repairing instruments is a long process that implies hours of work, so a working environment with good ventilation and humidity is needed to protect the equipment and the instruments themselves.

Work tools

Musical instrument builders use a wide variety of work tools, such as hand saws, drills, reinforcement tools, and so on.

Necessary education and training

To become a musical instruments builder, you must complete the 6-week training required to classify as a master of musical instruments.

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