Marty Lanham


Oral History Information

Marty Lanham first moved to Nashville in the early 1970s from San Francisco and soon set up his first workshop. He worked for Gruhn Guitars as a repairman for eight years while fine-turning his skills as a luthier. Country stars John Anderson and Marty Stuart are among those Marty has built and repaired instruments. In addition to being a sought-after guitar builder, Marty is a well-respected banjo player and an instructor at the Guitar Craft Academy, which is a division of the Musicians Institute.