Designer, Guitar Builder
Yamaha 78 reviews - Burbank, CA

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Reporting to the Director of Yamaha Artists Services Burbank, this person would collaborate with artists, international marketing and design teams to create new guitar designs, build prototype guitars, and to support artists with technical services, repairs and custom modifications .

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop new guitar and bass concepts/designs
  • Generate technical drawings and renderings
  • All aspects of guitar building including woodworking, machining, paint, inlay, electronics assembly
  • All aspects of guitar repair and custom modifications
Two part-time positions available (Mon, Tues, Wed) & (Wed, Thur, Fri)
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in guitar building from raw materials
  • Minimum of 5 years painting guitars
  • Minimum of 5 years of designing, building and tooling/fixture applications
Additional Skills and Abilities:

  • Machinery Experience
  • Overhead Pin Router, Milling Machine, Jointer, Plainer, Thickness Sander, Buffing Machines
  • Building Skills, Abilities
  • Woodworking, machining, paint, inlay, electronics and assembly
  • All aspects of guitar repair and custom modifications and winding pick-ups
  • The ability to draw and assemble technical drawings and renderings
    (Adobe Illustrator, Autocad or equivalent, 3D modeling, CNC Mastercam, Visuall Mill, a plus!)
  • The ability to work successfully with a variety of personalities and celebrities
  • The ability to multitask on several projects simultaneously

About this company
78 reviews
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) and its customers make beautiful music together. The North American arm of Japan's  Yamaha...