Enthusiastic readers of John's popular book Classical Guitar Making encouraged the production of this tour de force 10-disc set. This is the most complete video resource for building a concert-grade classical guitar. Every construction step is demonstrated in clear and concise wide-screen detail, with helpful graphics featured at key stages. The production quality is outstanding.
"When building my first guitar I found it necessary to amass a huge pile of reference material.because all the information did not exist in any one place. Now all you need is contained on these 10 discs, including the drawings. Here is a golden opportunity to really learn about guitars, the art of guitar making, and pick up some pretty good woodworking tips and techniques along the way." —John Bogdanovich
Making a Concert Classical Guitar is aimed at the experienced woodworker. The DVDs introduce new techniques for incorporating a treble-enhancing open lower transverse soundboard brace, a different design than the guitar construction in John's book.
Essential PDF files are included for printing out full-sized guitar plans, templates, and drawings for making useful construction fixtures. Also available: full size plans with bracing patterns and body profile templates are sold separately.
Disc 1 Tools • Making workboards • Wood • Making bindings Disc 2 Making trim • Bending and laminating the sides • Making and installing the linings Disc 3 Making the neck • Shaping and drilling the headstock • Shaping the heel Disc 4 Jointing and shaping the top • Making the rosette Disc 5 Bracing and voicing the soundboard Disc 6 Jointing, shaping and bracing the back • Assembling the neck and sides Disc 7 Fitting and installing the top and back • Cutting binding channels • Installing purflings Disc 8 Installing bindings • Making, installing and fretting the fingerboard Disc 9 Final shaping the neck • Making the bridge • Varnishing the guitar Disc 10 Fitting the nut and saddle • Gluing the bridge • Installing tuners • Stringing and final setup • Insightful intterview and concert by guitarist Stanley Yates, playing the finished guitar.
Printable PDF files on Disc 10: • Full-size guitar plans • Top and back templates • Solera with rims • Side slot cutting jig • Purfling cutter • Inside heel cutting sled • Shooting boards • Bench hook • Bridge locator
Will this video play on your equipment? This DVD set is not "region specific," and is intended for worldwide viewing.