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Guitar Repair and Building Program – Expenses

All students, regardless of state/country of origin, pay resident/in-state tuition for the guitar program.
Download Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical's Estimated Program Costs (PDF) for information on tuition and fees.

Tools and Materials
The cost of required tools will range between $1500 and $2000,

Acoustic Guitar Construction
Parts & Materials: $250 - $600*.

Electric Guitar Construction
Parts & Materials $250 - $500*

Archtop Construction (guitar or mandolin)
Tools & Text approx. $275
Parts & Materials $350 - $650*

*It is not necessary to spend more than the minimum to build a very high quality, excellent sounding instrument!

Additional Expenses
In addition to all of the above, students need to be prepared to cover room, board and transportation expenses in order to attend the program.


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