The time I spent at The Galloup School of Lutherie has been a huge help to me in terms of my working knowledge of guitar building and repair.
I know a number of repair luthiers who learned the business years ago in the school of hard knocks. They do wonderful work. Yet time and again I have customers ask if I am certified, licensed or professionally trained.
My Galloup School Journeyman Class certificate, proudly framed and displayed in my shop, lends me instant credibility with my customers.
Of course, there is a heightened expectation that my work will be first rate. And thanks to you folks at the GSL, it always is!