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.

OPEN HOUSE
October 23, 2021
CLASSES BEGIN
October 4, 2021
SUMMER SHOT 2021
TBD

NASHVILLE GUITAR PROGRAMS

GUITAR CRAFT / LUTHIERY

TWO ACADEMIC QUARTERS

AMP BUILDING WORKSHOP

TBD

PRIVATE LESSONS

WEEKDAYS, BY THE HOUR

SUMMER SHOT 2021

TBD

Acoustic Guitar Maintenance Overview with Darren Gallman (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kTPmqb-5zo Learn about potential trouble spots to watch out for on acoustic guitars from Darren Gallman, our newest faculty member and the chief luthier at Gallagher Guitar Builders. Keep an eye out for future videos with Darren where...

Highlights from Gibson CEO J.C. Curleigh’s Visit (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXz28x7Q7q0 A few weeks ago, J.C. Curleigh, president and CEO of Gibson Guitar, stopped by the school to speak to our students about the company's momentum and how the next generation of luthiers has the potential to revolutionize the...

Graduate Profile: Dave Sabella (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTJ_1nJaCZI Meet one of our recent graduates, Dave Sabella, who now runs his own growing boutique guitar company, Jane Fox Guitars. Here's more about him and his time at our school.

Guitar Facts: Fender Telecaster (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al1VFjEkFaE&t=12s Introduced as the Broadcaster in 1950, the Telecaster got a new name the following year after a trademark dispute with Gretsch, a competing manufacturer. The Telecaster’s name was inspired by America’s hottest new...

The Toothpick Trick: Guitar Setup and Maintenance (Video)

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...

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

Our admissions department is happy to answer your questions!

READY TO ROCK?

The first step in applying is to complete an Application for Admission.

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.