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Student Spotlight: Michael Volk

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...

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Tech Tip: Fretwork

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 also...

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Tech tip: A Sticky Situation

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...

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Student Spotlight: Shu Kawai

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...

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Join our Summer Songwriters Club!

Join our Summer Songwriters Club!

There's no denying Michael Anderson's songwriting bona fides — he's penned tunes for Pam Tillis, John Fogerty and a slew of other notable artists. He became an instructor at Musicians Institute's Hollywood location in the early 2000s, and his Songwriting 101 class is...

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What are they building in there?

What are they building in there?

Even if it doesn't look like it from the outside of our Nashville facility, there's plenty of creative activity happening in our classrooms right now as our acoustic and electric craft students work steadily toward the completion of their project guitars. In just a...

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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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