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Student Profile: Tiernan McKinney

Student Profile: Tiernan McKinney

Tiernan McKinney didn’t care much about music until seventh grade, when he was required to take a music class in school. After he was assigned to play a brass instrument, he quickly realized what instrument he’d much rather be playing — bass. A few years later, a...

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Tennessee Twosome (Video)

Tennessee Twosome (Video)

Last year, our instructors visited high schools and colleges in the Nashville area and showed students some of the basics of what we do at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville. While there, they were always glad to pick up their instruments and play a tune or two. Here’s a...

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Faculty roundup: What gear are you playing?

Faculty roundup: What gear are you playing?

We love gear. Every player has their favorite guitars, amps and pedals to help them chase the specific sound they’re after. We caught up with some of our Guitar Craft Academy Nashville faculty members to find out what gear has been recently impressing them: Marty...

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Student Profile: Lisa Owens

Student Profile: Lisa Owens

Leesa Owens’ love of guitars started early, but it was almost destined to. She grew up in Montana in a musical family — her grandmother and grandfather both sing, and her grandma also plays guitar. Leesa’s grandma bought her her first guitar and taught her the “G”...

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Tech Tip: Keep Your Wiring Tidy

Tech Tip: Keep Your Wiring Tidy

Brian Nutter is an instructor at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville When wiring your guitar, be sure to keep it neat. Keep all of your leads short. To do this, I make a “cut list." I pre-measure and cut all of my wire to each specific link. Then, once everything is wired,...

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Graduate Profile: Jeremy Smith

Graduate Profile: Jeremy Smith

Before enrolling at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville last year, Jeremy Smith, 25, says he had reached a point in his life where if he didn’t pursue a career in luthiery, he knew he never would. A recent graduate of Guitar Craft Academy Nashville’s electric and acoustic...

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Faculty roundup: What are you listening to?

Given that our faculty members at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville work with musical instruments every day, it makes sense that they’re avid music fans. As you might expect, their tastes are pretty wide-ranging and eclectic. We caught up with them to see what music has...

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Tech Tip: Winding a Pickup (Video)

Tech Tip: Winding a Pickup (Video)

Wondering how to hand-wind a pickup? Instructor Steven Mather demonstrates the process and explains the intricacies that affect the sound a pickup creates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EUan_DtIDw

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