Two Day Builds

A two-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 choice of two classic guitar amplifiers, either the Marshall JTM45 or the Fender Princeton Reverb

In order to ensure that the amplifiers are built, fired up, tested, and completed within just two 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 start at 9am 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 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 two-day courses are by arranagement only throughout the year, 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.


Course Dates 2020

All Two-Day courses are by arrangement only

Amplifier specs:

30w JTM45 Head
Eyelet board construction
Birch Ply cabinet, covered in Black Tolex
Premium transformers


12w Princeton Reverb ‘AA1164’ 1x12" Combo
Eyelet board construction

Solid Pine cabinet, covered in Black Tolex
WGS G12Q ceramic speaker, or bring your own!
Premium transformers

The cost of the course is as follows:


JTM45 - £1399 inc VAT.

Princeton Reverb - £1599 inc VAT

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

You will need to arrange your own local accomodation

To book your place, check the available dates below and then please e-mail

A 50% deposit is required to book your place, along with completing a booking form.