Keith Medley

Professor of Practice

Keith Medley

School of Industrial + Graphic Design

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, Master of Industrial Design


Keith Medley is Master Luthier and Product Development Manager for Gibson Guitars. He was named a Professor of Practice in 2020. He began working with Professor Rich Britnell in 2018 on Frethaus, a guitar design studio and senior thesis program. Headquartered in Nashville, Medley travels to Auburn frequently to work with students and provides musical performances at Frethaus showcases. He designs and builds unique Instruments and shares his music via recordings, live performances and education.

He is also a music contributor for video games, documentaries, short films and social media.