Tennessee is known around the world for guitar manufacturing with big names like Gibson located right here in the Volunteer State. But have you ever wondered what goes into making these well-known instruments? That’s where Guitar Build Workshop comes in. Based in the Germantown neighborhood of Nashville, Guitar Build Workshop has been helping people from across the country and the globe learn how to build their own custom guitars. This classroom-style workshop lets students take a guitar body and neck and turn it into something special, while learning the skills it takes to make your own guitar.
Guitar Build Workshop has had operations in Nashville since 2012 and is the perfect fit for Music City. Everyone in Tennessee and Nashville seems to have a connection to music in one way or another, and Guitar Build Workshop gives music buffs a skill that they might not have otherwise.
“This is Music City, and Guitar Build Workshop fits in perfectly,” Laura Robinson of Guitar Build Workshop said. “What’s more Nashville than building your own guitar? In this town everyone plays or wants to play. Guitar Build Workshop gives everyone, no matter what your skill level, a chance to have a one-of-a-kind custom-made guitar. It also gives you bragging rights to say you did so.”
The class, which includes an average of four to six participants and an instructor, takes a deep dive into the craftsmanship of custom-built guitars. You begin the class with a guitar body, which is cut using a CNC machine at Guitar Build Workshop, and then start sanding. After sanding, you take your guitar to the staining station and that’s where the customization begins. Participants get to show their true colors when it comes to staining. There are tons of stains that you can choose from, from bright green to neutral brown. There is no limit to what you can do to your guitar, but don’t worry, the instructor will make sure your guitar looks great and helps out along the way.