Haley Rose Guitars | Custom made acoustic guitars with exotic wood and extensive pearl inlay, hand-crafted by Walter Heine, located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Custom made acoustic guitars with exotic wood and extensive pearl inlay, hand-crafted by Walter Heine, located in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Guitar Building Workshop

Acoustic Guitar Making Classes

6600 Hayes Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45248
Tuesday & Thursday Evenings 6:30pm 10:30pm

Classes start @ $2,200.00 + materials - Students will determine choice of materials (back & sides, soundboards & tuners, etc.)

Beginners class will include students choice of back and sides, soundboard, rosette & binding, Headboard design initials, Fret board design dots & side dots only

Intermediate & Advanced class - offers more detailed inlay & purfling. To be charged at an hourly rate.

Additional Buddy Plan available - bring a partner or friend & get a 20% discount on classes.

Are you interested?

If you have a passion for music and are intrigued by the idea of owning or creating a handmade custom acoustic guitar, please contact me today through this Website. I look forward to sharing my love for handmade guitars.

We are located in Bridgetown, Dent area on Cincinnati's west side. We can be reached by phone @ 513-574-1997 or cell 513-310-4611. Just ask for Walter Heine or e-mail us.

A Unique Gift for a friend or loved one! Make one for yourself or a gift for your family to treasure!


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Sharing the art of guitar-making

Quality, hand-crafted guitars are hard to come by. The skills of the old craftsman are becoming a lost art as the major music stores are forced to handle instruments mass produced in foreign countries such as China where concerns of quality and craftsmanship are second to quantity and price. For that reason, I am committed to passing along my skills.

In December of 2008, I began teaching guitar-making classes in my shop on the west side of Cincinnati, OH. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 until 10:30 p.m. Each session will run for 10 weeks. When the student completes his/her course, he/she will have created a hand-crafted instrument of considerable value and quality -- and the ability to reproduce it for others.

My primary purpose will be to teach the construction of fretted musical instruments to students enrolled in the program. The long- term goal will be to hire students to also begin making and selling instruments in a world market from this facility. These products will be unique in that each instrument will be the creation of the individual student. Each student will determine the style composition, and artwork of his/her instrument. Instructors will teach students all aspects of instrument-making, including selection of materials and style of instrument. The student will learn to create an instrument with a particular sound and optimal playability - and it will be uniquely beautiful. The type of instrument produced will depend on the level of the student's ability, resulting in different categories and prices. Beginner classes will cost $2200, plus material costs. Materials average $600 and up, depending on the student's choice.






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