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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CLASSES BEGIN
SPRING: APRIL 8th
FALL: OCT 7th
OPEN HOUSE
MARCH 9th
10am
SUMMER SHOT 2019
JUNE 25-29th
Nashville, TN

NASHVILLE GUITAR PROGRAMS

GUITAR CRAFT / LUTHIERY

TWO ACADEMIC QUARTERS

AMP BUILDING WORKSHOP

APRIL 6th and 7th, 2019

PRIVATE LESSONS

WEEKDAYS, BY THE HOUR

SUMMER SHOT 2019

JUNE 25th to 29th, 2019

Graduate Profile: Patrick Berhow (Video)

Patrick Berhow, a graduate of the acoustic and electric programs, now works for well-known factory repair shop MIRC. He shared how Guitar Craft Academy helped him advance his career in Music City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_syzVrHph0&t=4s

Tech Tip: Book Match

"We use the term 'book match' frequently in the guitar trade. People often ask what it means: Here is a board that I have sawn in half along its edge. The adjacent cuts are opened like the pages of a book to make a guitar back. This process creates the symmetry that...

Graduate Profile: Craig Standridge (Video)

Craig Standridge is a retired Air Force veteran who came to Guitar Craft Academy to pursue his love of luthiery. Now graduated, he's continued on with us as a teaching assistant and is growing his own repair business on the side. Check out his story:...

Tech Tip: Installing an Inlay

Steven Mather is lead instructor at Guitar Craft Academy. "Inlay can be a difficult process to execute properly. I did a demo of inlaying a block inlay into a bass neck to demonstrate how I go about this process. The first step is to measure the inlay and...

Iconic Guitars: the Gibson J-200

For the first installment in an ongoing series exploring iconic guitar models, we spoke with Marty Lanham, owner of Nashville Guitar Company and an instructor at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville, about the iconic Gibson J-200. Marty Lanham of Guitar Craft Academy...

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?

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.