(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 fellow Guitar Craft Academy Nashville instructor Brian Nutter showed me the coolest trick to make a part of the building process less frustrating.

When you’re drilling wire passages from the pickup cavities down to the control cavity and have to support the drill bit so it doesn’t burn into the top, try throwing the bit into a metal slide and then holding onto the slide as you drill. Works like a charm! Mind blown.

What is the Musicians Institute Guitar Craft Academy?

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