Hand Fretted-Instrument Maker

Construct fretted musical instruments.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Fretted-Instrument Makers do?

Constructs fretted musical instruments, such as banjos, guitars, and mandolins, by hand, applying knowledge of wood properties and instrument design and construction. May construct bowed instruments [VIOLIN MAKER, HAND]. May repair bowed instruments [VIOLIN REPAIRER]. May repair fretted instruments [FRETTED-INSTRUMENT REPAIRER]. May be designated according to instrument made as Guitar Maker, Hand.


Should I be a Hand Fretted-Instrument Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Fretted-Instrument Maker, Hand, Hand Fretted Instrument Maker

    How to Become a
    Hand Fretted-Instrument Maker

    Most Hand Fretted-Instrument Makers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:95aaaa&chl=no+college+%2852%25%29|certificate+%2848%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,52,52
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