Faculty Spotlight: Dave Johnson (Video)

Dave Johnson, one of our instructors at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville, is a former accountant who switched careers after deciding he wanted to do something he was passionate about. He started Scale Model Guitars in 2003 and has never looked back. “I never have...

Graduate Profile: Colton Sipp (Video)

Alum Colton Sipp is on his way to becoming a luthier extraordinaire with his work at Novo Guitars. Hear about how his experience at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville prepared him for his career in...

Tech Tip: Removing Frets

I use this tool, called a fret zapper, to remove frets. The guys at Gruhn Guitars showed me this when I was working there. It’s essentially a 150-watt soldering gun with the tip replaced with two separate pieces of copper. You simply hold the ends onto the fret and...