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Master Guitar Builder

Xotic Guitars, a musical instrument manufacturer is looking for a Master Builder to join our design and build team. The ideal candidate should be passionate about music, guitar, being a team player, being part of a company that is innovative, focusing on continuous improvement, having a keen attention to detail and a desire to work within a casual environment. This position will be based at our Van Nuys, CA facility.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the assembling and painting of electric guitars, inventory and production management, quality control, final inspection, new product research and design.


We are looking for someone with 5+ yrs experience in the building and repairing of electric guitars and basses (both vintage and modern styles).


To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to execute each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.

  • Wood working background preferred
  • Sanding, spraying, color matching, clear coating
  • The use of files, hand scrapers, razor blades, sandpaper, steel wool
  • Ability to read micrometers and calipers
  • Knowledge of the guitar & woods involved in bodies and necks
  • Attention to detail
  • Use of air, bench and hand tools, and a soldering station
  • Ability to troubleshoot electronics 
  • Use of planers, various presses, shapers, rotatory profilers, band saws, rip saws, and slack belt machines
  • Ability to be trained in Production procedures
  • Ability to read and interpret written information
  • Ability to get along with others and to work well in a team environment
  • Experienced player’s ear and guitar playing abilities
  • AutoCAD or Adobe Illustrator experience preferred but not required

Must be able to stand on feet for 8 hours per day. Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. Position requires utilization of hand tools in a repetitive motion. The position exists in a fast paced environment. Work is conducted in a loud and dusty environment.