Located near Brighton, White Crow Guitarworks offer tuition in the construction of stringed instruments, focusing on guitar, ukulele and mandolin. We also offer short courses in guitar maintenance, setup and repair.



About White Crow

White Crow Guitarworks consists of David Whiteman and David Crozier and is based in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.

David Whiteman

David Whiteman is a classical guitar maker with over 30 years experience.

White Crow

The workshop is easily accessible by road, rail and foot. We have an airport nearby and, if you really wanted to, you could even arrive by boat…

David Crozier

David Crozier has a lifelong love of guitars and specialises in guitar repair and restoration.

Courses Overview

At White Crow, we offer a mix of courses suitable for any skill level, from basic woodworking to building a classical guitar. There’s also steel string making, mandolin and uke building and a brilliant guitar maintenance course for both acoustic and electric.


Classical Guitar

Learn to make a guitar based on the work of the great Spanish maker, Antonio Torres.

Steel String

Build an OM style guitar with a 14 fret body join and a 640mm scale length.

Build a Uke

Make a simple uke pretty much from scratch.

Make a Mandolin

Building a flat back mandolin.

Guitar Care

This is the course for those who want to get the very best from their instruments or become a guitar technician.

Woodwork Intro

Fancy making an instrument but never touched a plane before? Don’t worry. We’re here to help.