GUITAR CRAFT ACADEMY NASHVILLE

MASTER GUITAR CRAFT
CREATE WORKS OF ART
IN THE MUSIC CITY
MI’s Guitar Craft program offers comprehensive training in guitar design, construction and maintenance of both electric and acoustic guitars.

You’ll learn through direct experience, under the guidance of first-rank professionals, how to analyze and solve the problems encountered by working luthiers. As a final project, you design and build your own instrument.

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OPEN HOUSE
November 14
10am
CLASSES BEGIN
FALL: OCTOBER 5th

NASHVILLE GUITAR PROGRAMS

GUITAR CRAFT / LUTHIERY

TWO ACADEMIC QUARTERS

AMP BUILDING WORKSHOP

November 16th and 17th, 2019

PRIVATE LESSONS

WEEKDAYS, BY THE HOUR

SUMMER SHOT 2019

JUNE 25th to 29th, 2019

The Toothpick Trick: Guitar Setup and Maintenance

https://youtu.be/ZufC3-aXs6M Quick guitar maintenance tip: If your guitar's strap button screw becomes loose because the screw hole is worn, you can cut a small piece of round toothpick, install it in the screw hole and then re-install the strap button. It's a simple...

Adjusting Pickup Height: Guitar Setup and Maintenance

https://youtu.be/CKimEbgkjc8 The last step of any guitar setup applies only to electric guitars with adjustable pickups. That is to adjust the pickup heights so the volumes will be consistent. This is attained by moving the pickups either closer to or away from the...

Cleaning a Guitar’s Electronics: Guitar Setup and Maintenance

https://youtu.be/poZzdkgfdoc After you've finished the guitar setup process, there are a few other things you can do to make sure your guitar is functioning properly. One is to clean out the potentiometers and the output jack. First, remove the electronics control...

Adjusting Intonation: Guitar Setup and Maintenance

https://youtu.be/rSX4LT4IY_4 Now that the truss rod is adjusted, the string action at the bridge is adjusted, and nut slots are dialed in, you can now do the last step of the setup, which is to adjust intonation. Tuning fretted instruments Fretted instruments have...

Using a Strobe Tuner: Guitar Setup and Maintenance

https://youtu.be/Gqkcub0o1Hc The best way to get accurate readings when setting intonation is to use a good-quality strobe tuner. This is because strobe tuners act as a magnifying glass when tuning a guitar. If you break down the interval in between two notes...

THE MISSION

Musicians Institute’s Guitar Craft Academy Nashville is dedicated to inspiring excellence in the art of guitar building and design, while preparing students for careers in the music industry.

By providing hands-on instruction from top professionals in a state-of-the-art educational environment, we give students the skills necessary to achieve their goals. We strive to develop a diverse array of talented individuals who can enrich the global community by contributing their expertise and craftsmanship.

COURSE CATALOG

Program requirements, course information, and further GCA details.

QUESTIONS

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READY TO ROCK?

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APPROVAL AND ACCREDITATION
Musicians Institute Guitar Craft Academy Nashville is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.

In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Musicians Institute Guitar Craft Academy Nashville, please visit http://www.tn.gov/thec/topic/authorized-institutions-data.