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The Guitar Making 10-DVD box Set

"Making a Concert Classical Guitar with John S. Bogdanovich" is the first dvd series on classical guitar making. The 10-DVD series demonstrates and explains the entire process of building a concert classical guitar from beginning to end leaving no stone unturned. From picking out the wood, to stringing it up and playing it. Watch John as he skillfully builds the instrument while clearly explaining what he is doing and why, as he is doing it. This is expert guitar building instruction at its best. There are also explanations of jigs, tools, equipment and materials along the way - over 14 hours of detailed instruction on making a highly sought after concert classical guitar. This video series is a first rate production of unparalleled quality.

" He describes what he's focusing on, how he's dealing with the little variations he discovers as he's working the wood, and how he's solving unavoidable problems that arise. Its invaluable to hear and watch someone with John's skill do the work"

Tom Harper, American Lutierie Magazine, DVD Review

Shot by a professional crew with two cameras, one for close ups and one for a full on shot, the viewer sees all the action as it is happening. The video gives an over the shoulder perspective of the entire guitar building process, capturing every last detail with unbelievable clarity. This DVD series will provide all the confidence you'll need to realize your dream of making your own guitar. If followed correctly you will end up with a quality instrument that will be a joy to play. Often imitated, never duplicated, this video series is simply the best guitar building instruction available. So get the best seat in the house and learn how to build a concert classical guitar.

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The DVD's Audience

This dvd series is intended for aspiring guitar builders with some woodworking experience. The guitar built in the video is a different guitar design than that of the book - its a bit more challenging. The building techniques demonstrating here utilize power tools and equipment more than that of the book. There is also a huge amount of hand tool work and skills demonstrated in the video so you will walk away from this with better skills than you had before - even if you choose not to build the guitar - learn from a real pro.

A Substitute for Taking a Class

The instruction demonstrated in this video is very thorough and may be used as a complete guitar building class that you can take as time allows. With this video you can learn to build a classical guitar like a pro in the comfort of your own home or shop - no motel bills or traveling expenses.

For any material not covered in the video like sharpening there are free video available on the site to fill in the gaps. Also check out the guitar making supplies including templates, molds, tools and wood in the store to help you save time and get started right away.

Article In American Lutherie on Making the Guitar in the 10-DVD Box Set

Check out the article in the Spring 2013 issue 113 of American Lutherie written by Tom Harper. Tom makes the guitar in the 10-DVD Box Set - "Making a Concert Classical Guitar with John S. Bogdanovich" following all the instructions provided from start to finish, and ends up with a really nice instrument. 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.

Guitar Making DVD Set Receives Video Awards

Making a Concert Classical Guitar with John S. Bogdanovich has been recognized at the 17th Communicator Awards of 2011. The 10 DVD box set was recognized twice, receiving a silver award of distinction in the categories of instructional video and craft. Read more about guitar making dvd award...

Classical Guitar Making DVD Available as Download

The entire content of the classical guitar making 10-DVD box set is now available as a digital download. Download sequences as you go - work at your own pace, or for a savings, purchased all 12 sequences together for $199.99. The complete set of drawings for the guitar and most jigs and fixtures used in the DVD are included in sequence 12. More information about the classical guitar making video downloads...

Guitar Making DVD Features

Drawings Included as PDFs:

  • Full sized Guitar drawings
  • Top acetate
  • Back acetate
  • Solera with rims
  • Side Slot Cutting Jig
  • Purfling Cutter Revised
  • Inside Heel Cutting Sled
  • Shooting Boards
  • Bench hook
  • Wheat Gluing Fixture I & II
  • 30 Degree Wheat Cutting Jig
  • Bridge Locator

The guitar making 10-dvd box set includes complete set of full scale color drawings and acetates (used for layout of the top and back) in PDF format for the guitar, as well as most of the fixtures and jigs used throughout the video are included on disc 10. Include drawings are listed at right.

Access to Drawings on Disc 10

Drawings included as PDFs on disc 10. To access the drawings put disc 10 in your computer, click on the disc icon when it appears on your desktop and drag the drawings folder to your desktop. The drawing files, as well as printing instructions, are contained in this folder. The drawings can be printed and/or viewed on your desktop with Adobe Acrobat Reader which comes installed on your computer.

Special Segment on Disc 10

Stanely Yates Playing Bogdanovich Guitar

Upon completion of the guitar there is a special appearance by international performer and recording artist Stanley Yates. Prior to his performance in the studio there is an interview with Mr. Yates in which he assesses the guitar from a players perspective highlighting the different aspects of a concert instrument performers look for. It is real treat as Stanley demonstrates things like response, sustain, separation and harmonics on the guitar built in the video. In the recording session at Echo Mountain Studios Stanley was recorded some music for an online project. We were able to videotape a few pieces from that session. Music played during the recording session were preformed on the guitar built in this DVD series.

The video format is NTSC wide screen (16:9 aspect ratio) for all regions. In the future if HD technology becomes affordable to produce on this scale an HD version will be released. Purchase the 10-DVD Box Set "Making a Concert Classical Guitar"

Downloadable Guitar Making DVD Booklet Updated

The free booklet that accompanies the Guitar Making 10-DVD Box Set has been updated. The update includes a new section on how to access the drawings on disc 10, new pdf with table of contents and links, and photos from the video. Download free accompanying booklet for guitar making DVD box set here...