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Guitar Making Book by John Bogdanovich

Classical Guitar Making Book

Classical Guitar Making: A Modern Approach to a Traditional Design by John S. Bogdanovich is considered by many to be the ultimate guitar making reference. An introduction to guitar making, the book demonstrates how to make a classical guitar in the traditional Spanish method using modern tools and techniques. If you looking to learn how to make guitars this book is a great place to start.All copies are signed by the author.


Classical Guitar Plans for Book by John Bogdanovich

Classical Guitar Plans & Acetates for Book

This full size set of classical guitar plans and acetates are necessary to construct the guitar in the book by John S. Bogdanovich, “Classical Guitar Making: A Modern Approach to a Traditional Design”. The set of guitar blueprints comes with acetates for laying out the guitar’s soundboard and back as demonstrated in book and DVD. These plans are available in 650 and 640mm scale length.

classical guitar strings - mixed set

Classical Guitar Strings – Mixed Set

These classical guitar strings are a mixed set that I use on all my classical guitars. This combination allows for easier and more accurate intonation as well as providing a smoother transition from the wire wound strings to the nylon.  The E,A,D,B and 1st string E are all D’Addario Ej45’s and the G string is a Savarez Alliance normal tension G string.

Classical Guitar Template Set

Classical Guitar Template Set

The classical guitar template set consists of the plantilla, headpiece, fingerboard, and bridge patch templates. These templates are made of high quality clear acrylic allowing you to see the grain orientation when trying to get the desired graphics in the wood. Made with CNC accuracy for maximum precision and symmetry these templates are time savers allowing you to make a guitar with confidence.

guitar back center patch

Cross-Grain Mahogany Center Patch

The cross-grain mahogany back center patch is necessary for the stability of the back along the center seam. These patches are made from pieces mahogany that have been glued up cross-grain for stability to form a single patch approximately 18″ to cover the back strip and joint on the back.