Student Profile: Jesse Peery

Jesse Peery has been building things his entire life, first while growing up on his family’s East Tennessee farm and later as a mechanical engineer. But there’s always more to learn about what makes things work, which is what led him to Guitar Craft Academy. “I...

Practicing Tip from Ryan Madora: Self-Motivation

The most difficult part about practicing is physically sitting down to do it. We all have obligations, work, families, and social engagements that easily get in the way. Suddenly, another week goes by without any progress. I think it’s important to figure out how to...

Student Spotlight: Brandt Jewell

Brandt Jewell jokes that he’s the black sheep of his family. Although his family members aren’t musical at all, he says he found himself drawn to guitar from an early age. After hearing an iPod commercial featuring the U2 song “Vertigo,” Brandt decided he...

Tech Tip from Mark Lacey: How to Repair a Back Bowed Guitar Neck

(Mark Lacey is an instructor at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville and the owner of Lacey Guitars.) Ideally, a guitar neck should have a small amount of forward relief, approximately 0.008 inch, so that the strings won’t buzz on the frets. Back bow usually occurs when...