Due to spending quite a bit of time doing studio work and then touring on the road with various acts, Maurice decided he needed a change. He decided to move to the greater Washington DC area and create his own music instruction school much like one of his mentors Billy Bauer did (guitarist for Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Lennie Tristano).
As if this wasn’t enough, Maurice founded the Maurice Arenas Guitar Academy (MAGA). MAGA alumni have graduated from prestigious schools like Berklee, San Francisco Conservatory, Mannes School of Music and Juilliard, they cover the span between playing areans, being Grammy nominated and making it to the Billboard charts.
Full bio on his site.
Now check this out…
Maurice’s Personal Specs.
- Roasted flamed maple fretboard (10″ – 14″ radius)
- Quartersawn flamed maple neck (.790″ – .800″)
- 22 stainless jumbo frets
- 1.687 wide hand-cut bone nut
- Revolution H Pickups
- 5-way pickup selector
- Emerson Pro electronics
- A finish that cannot be described in words