FretHaus, a guitar design and senior thesis studio, is a collaboration between Auburn faculty members Rich Britnell, Keith Medley and David Gowan, in the AU School of Industrial and Graphic Design.
“FretHaus” combines the word “Fret,” a common guitar component, with the German word “Haus” to echo the word Bauhaus, an influential school of art and design founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany.

Auburn’s nationally ranked Industrial Design Program has roots that connect to the Bauhaus: the program was founded by students of original Bauhaus faculty.
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