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Luthiery Student Profile: Minghao Zhu

If you're trying to learn guitar repair, lessons on the internet can only get you so far. For Minghao Zhu, 32, the desire to deepen his understanding of luthiery led him all the way from his hometown of Guangzhou, China, to Nashville to attend Guitar Craft Academy....

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Tech Tip from Marty Lanham: Stay Humidified

Tech Tip from Marty Lanham: Stay Humidified

(Marty Lanham is an instructor at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville.) As the summer ends and we prepare for cooler weather, it's important to pay attention to the effect that heat in our homes can have on acoustic instruments. Low humidity can cause instrument...

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Student Spotlight: Nicholas Worch

Student Spotlight: Nicholas Worch

After picking up the drums at age 9, Nicholas Worch quickly realized that drum kits aren’t the most portable instruments. Yet, when he switched to guitar a few years later, his drum style became an influence on his chugging, beat-driven guitar playing,...

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Playing Tip from Ryan Madora: Know Your Instrument

Playing Tip from Ryan Madora: Know Your Instrument

Ryan Madora is a bass performance instructor at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville.) Each instrument has character — the tonal possibilities, setup and overall feel of the instrument will inspire you to play a certain way. I enjoy knowing what each instrument in...

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Student Spotlight: Dave Sabella

Student Spotlight: Dave Sabella

Dave Sabella comes to Guitar Craft Academy with an entire career already under his belt. After working in the advertising industry his entire professional life, he’s branching out into a new career as a luthier. Even as he’s still learning the basics of guitar...

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Faculty Spotlight: Brian Bonds

Faculty Spotlight: Brian Bonds

Brian Bonds' name will be familiar to Florida Georgia Line fans — he played guitar and was musical director for the Nashville-based country group for five years. Now an in-demand Nashville session player and producer, Brian has joined the Guitar Craft...

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Tech Tip from Dave Johnson: Slide Away

Tech Tip from Dave Johnson: Slide Away

(Dave Johnson is an instructor at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville and the owner of Scale Model Guitars in Nashville.) Even after more than a decade as a luthier, I still learn new things here and there where I can't believe I never knew about them before. My...

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Student Spotlight: Brandon Edwards

Student Spotlight: Brandon Edwards

Brandon Edwards grew up in Stanford, Kentucky — just down the road from Montgomery Gentry's Eddie Montgomery, a Danville native — so it's fair to say that music's always been part of his life. "I got fascinated with Les Pauls — seeing how you could move a...

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