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Classical Guitar Mold Kit

The classical guitar mold set is used to bend and laminate guitar sides, make the linings, and install the linings as demonstrated in the book and DVD by John Bogdanovich. The molds are designed for the guitar in both the book and the DVD. The shape of the plantilla is the same as a ’37 Hauser classical guitar. the molds are made on a CNC machine for ultimate accuracy. The molds and cauls are bundled together for a savings.


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The classical guitar mold set is designed to laminate sides and linings. The kit is designed to work for the guitar demonstrated in the book “Classical Guitar Making: A Modern Approach to a Traditional Design”, and the 10-DVD box set “Classical Guitar Making with John Bogdanovich”. Laminating is a superior way to bend wood.  (See more about laminating). All Bogdanovich Guitars have laminated sides.

The molds are used to create laminated guitar sides and linings. The side mold and lining cauls are also used to install the linings. Shape and dimensions of the molds are the same as a ’37 Hauser classical guitar. The molds are made from MDF and have been cut on a CNC machine for ultimate accuracy. The side mold has sections of the inside hallowed out to reduce weight for shippng.

The face of the outer piece of the lining mold has neoprene gasket material glued to it in order to provide a cushion during gluing. This other half of the mold has been offset to compensate for the thickness of the linings and sides. The upper and lower bouts of the lining mold have also been splayed out slightly to compensate for a tendency to curl inward.

Material for making the  side mold caul consists of 3 pieces of pre-bent masonite thinned to .090″ and 16 pieces of 3/4″ x 3/4″ x 3 -3/4″ mdf. The material necessary to make the caul for installing the linings consists of 3-pieces of 1/6″ thick veneer pre-bent for ease of assembly and a hardwood maple block.

The mold kit comes with complete instructions as well as drawings to help with the assembly of the glue cauls. Shellac should be applied to the molds before use to reduce moisture exchange with the environment and to improve stability.These molds will work for the guitar design in both the book and the DVD. The kit comes with instructions.


Classical guitar mold kit consists of:

  • Side mold 3-3/4″ high for laminating sides for the guitar in book & DVD
  • 2-piece lining mold 5/8″ thick for laminating linings for the guitar in the book & DVD
  • 3 pieces of .090″ thick pre-bent masonite for side mold cauls
  • 16 pieces of MDF for clamp pads on the side mold caul
  • 3 pieces of 1/2″ x 1/16″ pre-bent solid wood (2 maple,1 mahogany) veneer for lining cauls used for installation

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I bought the classical mold kit. I have used it on building a classical guitar and found it indispensible. I recommend it highly. The quality of work is superb.

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Weight14 lbs
Dimensions24 × 8 × 4 in
Scale Length

640mm, 650mm