Archtop Guitar Design and Construction DVD Set with Book

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Archtop Guitar Design and Construction DVD Set with Book

Archtop Guitar Design and Construction DVD Set with Book

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Archtop Guitar Design and Construction DVD Set with Book

With Robert Benedetto. Over 9 hours of instruction by a master luthier! This definitive multi-volume set features Robert Benedetto, renowned jazz guitar craftsman.

The classroom format begins with wood selection, tap-tuning and handcarving of the plates. F-holes and unique archtop bracings are examined. Traditional tools and fixtures are demonstrated alongside modern machinery. Side bending, binding, neck construction, inlaying, fretting, finishing and setup are detailed.

This series was edited by Ed Benson, publisher of Just Jazz Guitar magazine.

DVD edition with bonus material! Archtop Guitar Design and Construction comes to DVD in a new 4-disc set with easy menu selections. As a bonus, the DVD set includes Focusing On Bridges and Tailpieces, Bob's 80-minute examination of archtop guitar bridge and tailpiece design, and its effect on playability and sound.

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Bob Benedetto's best selling book Making an Archtop Guitar includes sections on wood selection, tap-tuning and plate graduation; tools and fixtures; bracing; finishing techniques, and marketing advice for the luthier. Each step in construction is fully described, with detailed illustrations and fine photography (special color photos of Bob's guitars, too). 276 pages, softcover. Making an Archtop Guitar is also sold separately.

These DVDs are not "region-specific," and are intended for worldwide use.


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Excellent DVD and book

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These days it is not difficult to get information on how to build an arch top guitar. The internet abounds with it and classes can easily be had. While I wouldn't suggest building a guitar with this as your only reference I would also not suggest building one without it. I found the DVD especially helpful and watching the master handling the wood and tools and talking about what he was doing makes the book nearly irrelevant.

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I purchased the book and DVD set, and I very surprised about the great quality of information I have found compared to price. Where I live is almost impossible to get any information about archtop guitar construction if you are a self teaching person, and this is a great source of information. I highly recommend it.

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Almost priceless

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For a video shot in the 90s this one is superb. My Blueray player upsamples it to 1080p, and there is sufficient information in each frame that each frozen frame is completely sharp - a brutal test to impose on media that was originally released as VHS. Naturally, when set in motion it is very very clear. But that is simply a means to the end. That end is watching Bob Benedetto at work, conducting a master class in the construction of one of his archtop guitars. This DVD puts the viewer "there", in the middle of the class, at a fraction of what it must have cost. But value is added because you can repeat part or all of it as many times as you wish. I have not checked, but would be surprised if Bob Benedetto even offers classes like this any more. But the real test of value, once these issues are settled, centers on the content itself. And that is where the DVD soars. The raw information offered is best measured in terms of boatloads. Benedetto is one of the grand masters of a craft and art that is not well documented, making his contribution that much more important. He possesses the gift of gab - he is a natural with respect to keeping an audience interested. More value. The economy of his shop will amaze you. No CNC machine, no $500 planes. Just common power tools, sharp hand tools, a few simple shop built jigs, and a man with good hands and a great brain. Did I say I liked the DVD?

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