electric guitar

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” chord, setting her on a path that eventually led to Nashville in 2008 with the goal of playing music professionally. After spending a few years on Nashville’s downtown honky-tonk circuit, she attended an open house at Guitar Craft Academy and realized that her true passion was for building and repairing guitars.

Now nearing the end of our electric course, Leesa eventually wants to own her own repair shop, but she’s also interested in working as a road tech for a touring act. “It has been so much fun,” she says of her experience here. “I look forward to going to school every day, which is something most people can’t say.”