Making your own Classical Guitar
In addition to making fine concert classical guitars John Bogdanovich is the author of the well known book "Classical Guitar Making: A Modern Approach to a Traditional Design" and has produced an award winning classical guitar making 10-DVD video series. J.S. Bogdanovich Guitars also carries a full line of guitar building products including guitar making kits, plans, templates, molds and tools to help you build your own high quality classical guitar. Get started on the path to making a great sounding instrument today! Learn to build a true concert quality classical guitar
Be sure to check out the new section showcasing guitars made by customers. These guys have really done a great job!
New Products - Fingerboard Slotting Template
A fingerboard slotting template has been added to allow customers to slot their fingerboards using either the compensated fret positioning, as in the book and dvd, or the standard rule of 18. The template is designed for use with the popular power or manual slotting system available at luthier supply companies. The slots are 3/32 inches wide. Get more information about the fingerboard slotting template.
Guitar Wood Kits Added
A rosette kit containing all the necessary material to produce an elegant Bogdanovich style rosette has been added along with a classical guitar wood details kit and a complete classical guitar wood kit. The wood details kit includes all the hard to find wood necessary to build a guitar like the one in the book or dvd including side and lining lamination, veneer, rosette material and more. J.S. Bogdanovich has partnered with Allied Lutherie to supply backs and sides as well as everything else you need down to the fret wire. Check out the classical guitar wood kits.
Master Kits Expanded
The master kits have been expanded to include some of new products making them more complete. With these new additions customers will not have to come back to order necessary items for the guitar project which will end up saving lots of shipping dollars. The new additions to the guitar making master kits include the compass plane making kit, the plane making dvd, the 15 and 25 foot radius sanding pads and all three end mill bits for cutting the rosette channels. These bits can also be used to inlay a store bought rosette. Check out the new guitar making master kits here.
Article In American Lutherie on the Guitar Making 10-DVD Box Set
Check out the article in the Spring 2013 issue 113 of American Lutherie written by Tom Harper on the guitar making video by John S. Bogdanovich. Tom builds a guitar using the 10-DVD Box Set - Making a Concert Classical Guitar with John S. Bogdanovich. The article is well written and is a good indication of what you can expect building this guitar. There are tons of photos showing various stages of the process.
In order to get this magazine you must be a member of The Guild of American Luthiers, or GAL. Sadly they don't have articles on their website but you can join the GAL and receive your copy here.
New Product - Radiused Sanding Pads- PayPal Accepted!
These sanding pads are just like the ones used in the classical guitar making book and video series - only better! The bottom of the sanding pads have been shaped to the 15 and 25 foot radius necessary for creating the dish in the back work board and lower bout of the solera and covered with 80 grit sandpaper for quick cutting action.
Use the 25 foot radius pad to also shape the underside of the bridge to accurately fit the top. These pads are great for creating your own sanding discs. Purchase a set of guitar building radiused sanding pads
Guitar Making 10-DVD Box Set Now comes with Guitar Plans & Acetates!
The award winning 10-DVD guitar making box set is now available with a free set of printed plans and acetates for the guitar. No more worries about printing the full sized plans. Purchase DVD with free plans now!
Classical Guitar Making DVD Now Available as Download
The entire content of the classical guitar making 10-DVD box set has been divided into 12 sequences and are available as a digital download. The sequences can be purchased individually, or purchase all 12 at once for a savings. Learn to build a concert classical guitar watching quality video right on your computer. Download sequences as your guitar building project progresses- work at your own pace. More information about the classical guitar making video downloads...
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Be sure to check out the other guitar making products. There are a number of guitar making kits, templates, molds, tools and wood for making guitars. We also carry some woodworking products that will no doubt improve your guitar building efforts.
New Guitar Making Kit Includes the Classical Guitar Making Book
Get the confidence you'll need to make a guitar. J.S. Bogdanovich Guitars is now offering a classical guitar making kit that includes the well known book "Classical Guitar Making: A Modern Approach to a Traditional Design". The kit includes the fulls size plans and acetates for the guitar in the book, the complete template and mold kits, the caul kit, the router attachment for inlaying the rosette, cutting sound hole and sound hole patch, and a set of radius sticks.
This kit will enable you to get started right away working along with the book without spending months of prep work building all the molds, templates and work boards you'll need to get started. You will be able to make a guitar with full confidence knowing all the ground work is done and the critical molds and templates have been created with ultimate accuracy.
New Guitar Building Products Added - Caul kits for Sides and Linings
We are now offering a caul kit that includes all the material you'll need to create both the side mold caul and the caul necessary to install the linings on your guitar. The caul kit has been added to all kits that include the mold set. Get the caul kit for the classical guitar building mold set here...
All Classical Guitar Making Kits Now Include Printed Plans, Radius Sticks & Cauls Kit
All classical guitar making kits offered here at J.S. Bogdanovich Guitars now include the complete set of full sized printed plans and acetates, a set of radius sticks and the caul kit for the classical guitar building mold set. The plans have been added for convenience and the radius sticks will save a lot of time and frustration in trying to make a set. Now you truly can get started building a guitar right away. See all Classical Guitar Making Kits.
Wooden Hand Plane Making Video - Free Shipping!
Now you can make your own guitar and work boards with planes that you have made yourself. J.S. Bogdanovich Guitars has released a plane making DVD. This one disc video demonstrates the construction of a curved bottom plane known as a compass plane and the most commonly used plane in the shop - a bench plane. Both these planes can be used in guitar making.
The compass plane is used in guitar making to create the dished surfaces of the work boards used to make a guitar. Both the back work board and the classical guitar solera have dished surfaces. The compass plane will make dishing these easy. The bench plane is used for many aspects of guitar making such as joinery, thicknessing, and surface preparation.
Guitar Making 10-DVD Box Set Gets Rave Reviews
The 10-DVD box set is receiving rave reviews from customers and publications all over. Read the customer reviews for the guitar making DVD box set. Everyone agrees, this is a top quality production. The video series is the first of its kind on classical guitar building and is sure to be a valuable asset to any guitar building or woodworking enthusiast. Click here more info and see a preview of the Guitar Making DVD.
This DVD series will not just help you learn how to make a guitar but will guide you in making a highly sought after classical guitar. This essential tool will help discover how to build a guitar that is a truly high quality instrument.
Here is an excerpt from a review, "Everything is of a highly professional nature that will leave the viewer feeling that they've got something that will be entirely worth its value as an instruction, and a reference for the future ...Almost 15 hours! And it will go by without notice. Viewers will find themselves waiting for the next time they will sit down to watch more." - Guitar Maker magazine. Read the full review of guitar making dvd box set by Guitar Maker magazine...
Order your copy of Making a Concert Classical Guitar online, or call today 828-398-8704, we look forward to hearing from you.
J.S. Bogdanovich Guitars carries an full line of guitar building products including templates, molds, work board, tools, and wood enabling you to work right along with the book or the DVD box set helping you build a quality guitar.