You’ve heard me talking about Musician’s Institute Guitar Craft Academy for the last few months. The first time I walked into the building, it was really unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Guitars were being built and designed right in front of me – BY HAND! By students even my age! It’s been an awesome opportunity to be a part of the school, and I’m proud to tell you about the Open House they have going on this Saturday, May 12th.
It’s the perfect opportunity for you to see exactly what the academy has to offer. You’ll get to meet the great instructors I’ve been working with for several months now, you’ll get a quick overview of the process of how a guitar is made, the setup, history, tools, process of acoustic guitar making. If you’ve been curious about the academy or would like to know more… then this is the perfect time to go!
Not to mention… they have scholarship opportunities for you! But they’re exclusive to the Open House!
If you’re considering going to the Open House, please RSVP! You can do so at Nashville.mi.edu/open-house and fill out the form.
Date: Saturday, May 12th
Time: 10am – noon
Location: 5000 Harding Place, Nashville
MI’s Guitar Craft program offers comprehensive training in guitar design, construction and maintenance of both electric and acoustic guitars. In keeping with MI’s total-immersion approach to education, your classroom is a fully-equipped instrument manufacturing facility. As a final project, you design and build your own instrument, learning through direct experience under the guidance of first-rank professionals how to analyze and solve the problems encountered by working luthiers. Whether your goal is to work for a guitar manufacturer, design and build your own instruments, or work as a guitar tech, a Guitar Craft education provides the foundation for success.
For more information on Musician’s Institute’s Guitar Craft Academy Nashville, click here.
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June 23-29th, Musician’s Institute Guitar Craft Academy is having a “Summer Shot” camp, which is a quick, week-long introduction to designing and building your own guitar!
In just one week, you’ll customize, assemble and oil finish an electric guitar—and then it’s yours to take home!
- Plan & Cut Body: Using machine tools and handcrafting to create a headstock
- Electronics: Covers controls, pickups, soldering and wiring
- Hardware & Assembly: Install pre-selected hardware, learn techniques for set-up and fine-tuning
- Finish the Neck: Sanding, applying grain filler, staining and oil finish