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Learn Guitar Building  – 10 DVD Box Set – Make a Concert Classical Guitar

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

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Complete Guitar Building Class

Guitar Building 10- DVD Box Set Cover Photo

Learn Guitar Building from a Master Artisan – A Complete Class in 10 DVDs

Learn guitar building from a master artisan. The award winning 10-DVD box set  Making a Concert Classical Guitar with John S. Bogdanovich” is the first video series ever published on classical guitar making. The video series explains and demonstrates the entire process of building a true concert classical guitar. Watch and learn as the instrument takes shape on screen. I think everyone that watches will walk away with so much about so many things.

With this video series  you can  learn guitar building skills and expand your  knowledge of guitar building in general. It will also raise your level of craftsmanship. Reap the benefits of a highly respected luthier with over 20 years of professional experience as a guitar maker and over 40 years of experience as a woodworker and guitarist.   There are over 14 hours of highly detailed instruction. Everything is displayed in amazing clarity. If you are serious about learning how to make a high quality guitar, this is for you! Be sure to download the free dvd booklet(pdf) which outlines all the content and includes instructions for accessing the drawings on disc 10.


  • Over 14 hours of expert instruction
  • Professionally shot with 2 cameras to capture all the action
  • Video Graphics for measurements and details
  • Proven & unique guitar building techniques
  • Design of highly sought after classical guitar
  • Instruction and techniques applicable to any guitar design
  • Video format – NTSC wide screen (16:9 aspect ratio) for all regions

Cutting Guitar Neck at the bandsaw

Drawings Included on Disc 10 as PDFs:

  • Full sized drawings and acetates for the guitar
  • Top acetate for soundboard layout
  • Back acetate for back brace layout
  • Full sized drawing of the solera with rims
  • Side slot cutting sled drawing
  • Revised purfling cutter router attachment drawing
  • Inside heel cutting sled drawing
  • Shooting board & bench hook drawing
  • Wheat cutting fixtures for assembly
  • 30 degree wheat cutting jig
  • bridge locator jig

Basic Topics Covered in Members Area

There are free videos available in the members area of the site on basic topics not covered in the video. Topics  like sharpening and using your tools properly can be found in the members content. More videos are added all the time. Members receive email updates alerting them of new content. Sign up and become a member!

Special Session

Interview with Stanley Yates

International performer and recording artist Stanley Yates is interviewed in the shop. He assesses the guitar from a players perspective. Stanley highlights the different aspects of a concert instrument that performers look for. This is valuable information for guitar builders.

Video Taped Recording Session

Sit in on a recording session at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC. Stanley recorded some music for an online project and 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 award winning 10-DVD guitar building video series has received rave reviews. A list of articles and reviews about the guitar making DVD series can be found here. Below are some quotes from the reviews:

“There are free videos on the web why not use them? I’ve watched web videos and although some are quite good others aren’t. Owning a digital camcorder does not necessarily imply godlike lutherie skills. Also, the (free stuff) on the web doesn’t create a structure of methods that work well together as here”

“I like the way he narrates as he is working, making pertinent comments about the task at hand and providing great advice about woodworking approaches. Seeing an accomplished woodworker preform a task while hearing about what is being considered is difficult to capture in a book

“I found Bogdanovich’s building method to be an enjoyable opportunity to learn some new things. It also provides exposure to a diverse set of woodworking skills while watching someone proficiently executing those skills. A lot of general woodworking can be learned buy following this project

“Carving is not your strength? Look, listen and learn. You will be rewarded with improved skills

“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”

– All of the above from American Lutherie Magzine, issue 113 spring 2013, “Bog’s Way – An In-Depth Hands-On Review of John Bogdanovich’s Making a Concert Classical Guitar DVD set” by Tom Harper

“… John Bogdanovich narrates as he’s working, and has a clear and pleasant presentation…But seeing him work while explaining whats happening at the same time is a winning combination for this series..”

“… the camera work is stellar in this set. Every part of the process is clear and well photographed. The lighting, camera angles, color entity and sound all lead to a quality product that the viewer can feel is worth every penny that they’ve invested.”

“John Bogdanovich has a friendly, and yet, professional demeanor through all of this. Its one thing to say that something needs to be done a certain way – in this presentation it is done right in front of the viewer.”

–  Above from Alton “Bear” Acker, GuitarMaker Magazine, DVD Review

“…the DVDs are really well done. There are lots of close-ups, lots of shop layout footage, and lots of camera angles to capture your attention and keep you from falling asleep…the video quality is excellent as well…”

John Calkin, American Lutherie Magazine, DVD Review

Guitar Making DVD Recognized at 17th Annual Communicator Awards

“Making a Concert Classical Guitar with John S. Bogdanovich” was recognized with two awards at the 17th Communicator Awards of 2011. The 10-DVD guitar making instructional video was recognized  by the IAVA and received a silver award of distinction in two categories – instructional video and craft. The Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence for communications professionals.

2011 Communicator Award for Video Distinction