Graduate Profile: Jeremy Smith

Before enrolling at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville last year, Jeremy Smith, 25, says he had reached a point in his life where if he didn’t pursue a career in luthiery, he knew he never would. A recent graduate of Guitar Craft Academy Nashville’s electric and acoustic...

Faculty roundup: What are you listening to?

Given that our faculty members at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville work with musical instruments every day, it makes sense that they’re avid music fans. As you might expect, their tastes are pretty wide-ranging and eclectic. We caught up with them to see what music has...

Tech Tip: Winding a Pickup (Video)

Wondering how to hand-wind a pickup? Instructor Steven Mather demonstrates the process and explains the intricacies that affect the sound a pickup...

Tech Tip: Bar Frets

“Bar frets were used on CF Martin guitars made before 1934. Part of the function of this type of fret is to act as a wedge and stiffen the neck. The change to the modern “T” cross-section frets was accompanied by the addition of steel neck reinforcement. The first...

Tech Tip: Using a Clamping Caul

“Often, during a repair job, a clamping caul is needed. In this picture, a spruce block has been cut to match an odd-shaped bridge so that the clamping pressure is evenly distributed. This 1964 Epiphone Excellente requires several clamping procedures that need a...