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Classical Guitar Making DVD

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The award winning guitar making 10-DVD series demonstrates the construction of a concert quality classical guitar from start to finish. The entire guitar building process is clearly explained and shown in stunning visual detail. Drawings for the guitar as well as many of the jigs and fixtures used in throughout the video are included as PDFs on disc 10.


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Want great guitar making as well as woodworking instruction? Look no more. This award winning 10-DVD guitar making video series by well known luthier John Bogdanovich demonstrates how to make a concert quality classical guitar in vivid detail. John is also the author of the well known book “Classical Guitar Making: A Modern Approach to a Traditional Design”.

The guitar design in this DVD series is different than that of the book. It is a bit more challenging. New techniques are presented as well . The video series demonstrates how to use equipment/power tool techniques to make your guitar building faster, and to get more accurate results. Most of the guitar building techniques shown in this video are applicable to acoustic guitar building in general.

Complete drawings for the guitar as well as most of the jigs and fixtures used in the video are included as printable PDF’s on disc 10. Printing instructions for these plans, which include paper sizes for each, are also included.

Upon completion of the guitar there is a special appearance by international concert performer and recording artist Stanley Yates.

Be sure to download the free dvd booklet(pdf) which includes instructions for accessing the drawings on disc 10.

Features Include:

  • 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

Drawings Included:
Complete drawings for the guitar as well as many of the jigs and fixtures developed and used by John in the filming of this video. Drawings (PDFs) include:

  • 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

It’s a true pleasure to write a recommendation for John Boganovich’s book, DVD, products and service.

I bought John’s book several years ago principally because of its beautiful illustrations. The book describes the process in clear concise language. John’s writing style flows easily from page to page and is a pleasure to read. Anyone who has done woodworking will appreciate the illustrative nature of the book and attention to important details – all measurements are there.

Just before I started my guitar build I discovered John’s DVD. The DVD is excellent! I’ve done a lot of woodworking and as I woodworker I know the pitfalls certain procedures sometime produce. I remember watching the DVD and thinking “John you better warns people about this procedure” virtually every time he did. The DVD (like the book) is clear – real clear. You will see exactly what to do and as importantly you’ll understand why.

I’ve bought all my building supplies from John. The most important item was the template – huge time saver and extremely important. I personally wouldn’t build my guitar without it. I also bought a drilling Jig from John. The Jig is very accurate and a must buy. All the wood was purchased through John. It came on time and was competitively priced and of excellent quality. I ran short on some veneer and John shipped my order the same day – no down time for me! By the way if you have a question regarding anything John will get back to you generally same day – super service!

As they say the proof is in the pudding and the proof of a guitar build is in how the instrument sounds. I took my new guitar to an expert guitarist and he thought the sound was excellent and full. Yippy it’s alive!

In summation – if you want to build a quality instrument and have fun doing it – buy John’s stuff you will be glad you did!

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Weight1 lbs
Dimensions7 × 5 × .75 in