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Faculty Spotlight: Dave Johnson (Video)

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 a...

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Iconic Guitars: the CF Martin OM

Iconic Guitars: the CF Martin OM

For the next installment in our ongoing series delving into the history of iconic guitar models, we spoke with Marty Lanham, owner of Nashville Guitar Company and an instructor at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville, about the CF Martin OM. Could you talk about the history...

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Graduate Profile: Colton Sipp (Video)

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 luthiery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRt6QYjPCTo&t=117s

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Tech Tip: Removing Frets

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...

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Student Profile: Brad King

Student Profile: Brad King

Brad King’s journey to Guitar Craft Academy Nashville started with his dad’s car radio. “My dad would listen to the radio and knew every song, everybody in the bands, all the instruments they played — it was like a history lesson,” he said. “To me, that was the...

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Q&A: Ryan Madora, Guitar Craft Academy bass instructor

Q&A: Ryan Madora, Guitar Craft Academy bass instructor

Ryan Madora recently joined the Guitar Craft Academy Nashville faculty as a bass performance instructor. Originally from Philadelphia, Ryan moved to Nashville in 2012 and has stayed busy performing in the studio and onstage with Robben Ford, Bobby Bones and many others (check out a Spotify playlist of her recordings here). We caught up with Ryan to discuss her career and her work at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville.

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Student’s First Guitar Sale

Student’s First Guitar Sale

Any luthier’s first guitar sale is a big deal. But it’s even more impressive when the guitar sold is the first guitar you ever built. So congratulations to recent Guitar Craft Academy graduate Tiernan McKinney, who recently sold his first guitar — built during our...

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