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Classical Guitar Solera Kit

The solera kit can be used with either the guitar in the book, or the dvd. The  MDF solera substrate has been capped with 1/4″ birch solid core plywood on both top and bottom surfaces for stability. Soft carving wood for the lower and upper bout are provided along with assembled rims and hardware necessary to attach removable rims. Currently available in 650mm scale length only.


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In order to build a traditional Spanish classical guitar you’ll need a good solera. This solera can be used to create both the guitar in the book and the guitar in the dvd.

The J.S. Bogdanovich Guitars solera kit comes partially constructed. Kit includes rims, wood for upper and lower bout patches, hardware and the solera base covered on both faces  with high quality cabinet grade 1/4″ birch solid core plywood. Detailed construction of the solera is covered in the book “Classical Guitar Making” A Modern Approach to a Traditional Design” and in the DVD series “Making a Concert Classical Guitar with John S. Bogdanovich”.

The 3/4″MDF substrate has been covered on both top and bottom surfaces with a 1/4″ birch solid core plywood for stability. Wood patches for shaping the lower and upper bouts are provided for carving. The rims have been pre-assembled and the bolt holes on the rims have been pre-drilled for easy alignment. Complete instructions for making  solera kit may be found in the book, DVD or the video subscription service.

Also check out the classical guitar making kits which include the solera kit. This kit is heavy – weighing in at about 28 pounds so shipping overseas may be expensive.

The following is included in this kit:

  • Solera base (3/4″MDF) substrate covered with high quality 1/4″ cabinet grade solid core birch plywood (both faces)
  • Assembled and drilled rims
  • Basswood for carving upper and lower bout patches
  • Hardware for assembly

(verified owner)

The kit came well packaged without any damage. The solera and side rims are significantly lighter than a solera and rims I made a number of years ago from two pieces of laminated 3/4″ mdf. This solera and rims are CNC cut. I appreciate the precision of the rim cuts having perviously done this my hand. The rims come with pre-drilled attachment holes. on All hardware needed for assembly is included. Regular UPS ground shipping arrived in about 4-5 days.I would highly recommend this solera kit.

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Weight26 lbs
Dimensions11 × 11 × 5 in