Tech Tip from Dave Johnson: Steaming Out the Heel of an OM-18

(Dave Johnson is an instructor at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville and the owner of Scale Model Guitars in Nashville.) I’m currently working on a restoration of a 1931 Martin OM-18 for Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville. This job will include a...

Luthiery Student Profile: Minghao Zhu

If you’re trying to learn guitar repair, lessons on the internet can only get you so far. For Minghao Zhu, 32, the desire to deepen his understanding of luthiery led him all the way from his hometown of Guangzhou, China, to Nashville to attend Guitar Craft...

Tech Tip from Marty Lanham: Stay Humidified

(Marty Lanham is an instructor at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville.) As the summer ends and we prepare for cooler weather, it’s important to pay attention to the effect that heat in our homes can have on acoustic instruments. Low humidity can cause instrument...

Student Spotlight: Nicholas Worch

After picking up the drums at age 9, Nicholas Worch quickly realized that drum kits aren’t the most portable instruments. Yet, when he switched to guitar a few years later, his drum style became an influence on his chugging, beat-driven guitar playing,...

Product Spotlight: Premium Tool Kit from Music Nomad

If you’re looking for a comprehensive guitar maintenance and repair tool kit, Music Nomad’s Premium Guitar Tech Screwdriver and Wrench Set is a great choice. It’s designed specifically for guitars and comes with 18 screwdriver bits, 7 hex...