FALL 2016 SEYMOUR DUNCAN GUITAR CRAFT SCHOLARSHIP WINNER: Ben Burrows

Ben Burrows with GCA Nashville Director Michael Phifer

Ben Burrows (l.) with GCA Nashville Director Michael Phifer

The winner of the fall 2016 Seymour Duncan Guitar Craft Academy Scholarship is Ben Burrows.  The Brisbane, Australia native explains that he decided to study at MI’s Guitar Craft Academy  because “I have been interested in building and repairing guitars since high school.”

He also adds “I chose MI because of the hands-on professional experience I would gain from working with the world’s best instructors.”  We welcome Ben as a member of the inaugural class of our new GCA Nashville Campus!

While at Musicians Institute, Ben intends to “learn every nuance on what it takes to repair and create a beautiful instrument.”  His future goals and aspirations are “to work and learn alongside the great masters of American luthrie such Ed Beaver, George Gruhn, Joe Glaser and create my own brand of guitars one day.”

Everyone at MI congratulates Ben on this achievement, which marks a great beginning to his studies. We look forward to seeing him reach his full potential while at MI.

Special thanks to our very special industry partner, Seymour Duncan for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like Ben with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.  The scholarship was created thru the generous support of Seymour Duncan Pickups and Pedals to honor innovative guitar legend Seymour Duncan.

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