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trimming the patches

2-Day Solera Making Class – Deposit

Learn to build a classical guitar solera that will optimize your set up and improve the playability of your instrument. This solera can be used on any classical guitar with minor changes to the design. And the best part is you leave with a completed solera.

Make a compass plane in the plane making class which is right before this class and use it to make your solera. Once you know how to make a solera making the back workboard is a breeze.

Learn to use your hand tools, carve the dome in the lower bout and ramp the neck and upper bout.

 Cost includes all materials to create your solera. Students leave with a completed solera.

Spring 2016

Fall 2016

Dates: April 20 – 21Dates: Sept 14 – 15
Limited to 2 studentsLimited to 2 students
One Spot LeftFull

Total Cost: $750 (Includes complete solera kit) – balance due upon arrival

$100.00
binding cutter

Video Subscription

Become a paid subscriber and gain access to all the John Bogdanovich's award-winning videos. The classical guitar making video and the plane making video have been remastered for the web. New instructional videos will be added monthly.

The Basic Subscription package  gives you access to all the videos, all the time, on all your devices. The Premium Subscription package  not only gives you access to all the videos but enables you to download all the drawings applicable to each video as well. Great instructional content with high quality video. You may cancel at any time.

All subscribers enjoy a 20% discount on books and DVDs and 10% on all other products.

From: $30.00 / month
Student bracing top

5-Day Components Class – Deposit

Learn skills and techniques necessary to put together the classical guitar sides, neck, top and back. Learn to use your tools properly to get the best results. Make your deposit to reserve your spot.

Spring 2016

Fall 2016

Dates: April 25 – 29Dates: Sept 19 – 23
Limited to 2 studentsLimited to 2 students
Class is FullOne Spot Left

Total Cost: $1500 – balance due upon arrival

$300.00
Student & John installing back of guitar

5-Day Assembly Class – Deposit

Learn skills and techniques necessary to put together the classical guitar sides, neck, top and back. Learn to use your tools properly to get the best results. Make your deposit to reserve your spot.

Spring 2016

Fall 2016

Dates: May 2 – 6Dates: Sept 26 – 30
Limited to 2 studentsLimited to 2 students
Class is FullClass is Full

Total Cost: $1500 – balance due upon arrival

$300.00
work efficiency class

1-Day Work Efficiency Class – Deposit

Many budding guitar builders fail in the first few years only to return to less satisfying jobs. If you are just starting out in guitar building or thinking about making lutherie a career this class is a must and will help immensely in optimizing your chances of success.

Spring 2016

Fall 2016

Dates: April 22Dates: Sept 16
Limited to 3 studentsLimited to 3 students
Class is FullClass is Full

Total Cost: $300 – balance due upon arrival

$50.00
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