Tech Tip from Mark Lacey: Designing a Guitar Body Using Rhinoceros

Most manufacturers and some independent luthiers use CNC machines to build their guitars. The process starts with drawing a design on the computer. My favorite program for doing this is Rhinoceros. Rhino (for short) is a powerful 3-D drafting and rendering program...

Ryan Madora in Bass Player Magazine

Our bass performance instructor Ryan Madora got the chance to sit down with Bass Player Magazine to talk about her journey as a female bass player and her successful career as such. Read it here.

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...