Student Spotlight: Michael Volk

(Michael Volk is a current student at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville.) I got started playing music in the fourth grade on the cello. That didn’t last long when rock ‘n’ roll became a major focus of mine at around age 11. That’s when I received my first electric guitar...

Tech Tip: Fretwork

(Greg Voros is the repair shop manager at Gruhn Guitars in Nashville.) One of the first build or repair traits to catch my eye on any steel-stringed instrument is fretwork. Fretwork allows an instrument to look and feel great when it’s played — but it...

Faculty Profile: Marty Lanham (Video)

We visited Marty Lanham, owner of Nashville Guitar Company and instructor at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville, at his home workshop to talk about his more than 50-year career as a...

Tech tip: A Sticky Situation

(Brian Nutter is an instructor at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville and the owner of Nutter Guitars.) Sooner or later in guitar making you’ll need to use glue. The question is, what type of glue should you use and why? Let’s take a quick look at four common types of...

Student Spotlight: Shu Kawai

Shu Kawai, a new student in our electric craft course, comes to Guitar Craft Academy Nashville all the way from Okayama, a Nashville-sized city in Western Japan near Hiroshima. Shu grew up loving American blues music by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric...