Mastering Oil Varnish

Master class on the preparation and application of oil varnishes for luthiers

It is undeniable that Italian classic varnish have always been one of the most striking and inspirational aspects for luthiers of all times. But what makes a beautiful varnish so elusive?

Part of the solution is to demystify much of what has been written and said about conventional varnishes and to focus on historically accurate formulas and materials, and to consider varnishing as a process or series of critical steps, all of which are essential to success.

In this intensive six-day workshop, trainees will be guided through the entire varnish process, including wood finish and texture, primer, ground application, and multiple varnish recipes.

You will leave with a better understanding of the varnish process and greater confidence in the result.

Price for the Masterclass: 1 000 €



The price includes materials used during the masterclass, the teaching and the varnishes that will be made.

A list of accessories and protections to bring will be sent after application received.

Payment, made by check or bank transfer, is made in two time: the deposit (20% of the total) is paid at the time of booking. The rest is paid no later than 30 days before the beginning of the masterclass.

A receipt will be given at the end of the course.

Cancellation :

If a trainee is forced to cancel his participation in the course, the deposit will be returned to him but he will then be asked to provide the documents justifying this situation.

This year the next session will takes place in july from the 3rd to the 8th


Le Bois de Lutherie

4 rue de la Scierie

Fertans 25330


For further informations, please contact me.