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Three Day Build

A three-day intensive course where you get to build your very own handwired guitar amplifier under the tuition of Chris Fantana, owner of Rift Amplification

You’ll get to build (and take home with you) a 'British 45' in Head or 1x12" Combo format

In order to ensure that the amplifiers are built, fired up, tested, and completed within just three days, a strict build schedule will be adhered to with no room for tweaks or modifications. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you modifying your completed amplifier at home, so go crazy!

The days run from 9:30-5:30, staring with a quick cup of coffee before heading straight over to the solder station to start the build. You’ll do every step of the build yourself, with Chris and the team keeping a watchful eye over your progress, offering hints and tips along the way.


The course is hard work with much to get done in a short timeframe, so a positive ‘can do’ attitude is essential along with a spot of good humour.


The three-day courses are run on Wednesday, Thursdays, and Fridays from Rift’s workshop near Brackley, Northamptonshire and is easily reachable from both M40 and M1 motorways. The local pub serves excellent food and also offers accommodation if you need it.


Amplifier specs:

30w British 45
Eyelet board construction
Birch Ply cabinet, covered in Black Tolex
Premium transformers
Celestion Creamback Speaker (Combo only)

The cost of the course is as follows:


British 45 Head - £1799 inc VAT.
British 45 Combo - £1999 inc VAT.

This is fully inclusive of all parts, tuition, and coffee.

You will need to arrange your own local accommodation

To book your place, please order the course through the Rift Shop and follow the instructions

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