Guitar Building Videos on DVD

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Gypsy Jazz Guitar Setup

Setting up the Selmer Guitar

This two DVD set runs over 2 hours and is made for gypsy jazz guitarists and luthiers who want to learn how to properly set-up a gypsy jazz guitar. The video addresses many of the guitar's weak points and is perfect for the gypsy jazz guitarist that wants to get the most out of his guitar. All avenues of improving the playability and sound are covered.

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$29.95 plus shipping


Replacing the Vintage Guitar Fretboard Video

Replace vintage L-00 guitar fretboard

A three hour, two DVD set on replacing the vintage guitar fretboard. The entire process of building and replacing a vintage fretboard is shown on a vintage 1940's Gibson L-00 guitar. Filmed at Hot Strings Guitar's school and workshop in Milford, Connecticut, luthier and instructor Jamie Boss explains the process and tools required in a step-by-step manner.

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$49.95 plus shipping


Guitar Finishing With Water-based Lacquer Video

Finish a guitar with water based lacquer

A three hour, two DVD set made for First time guitar finishers using water-based nitrocellulose lacquer. This DVD set will show you how it is possible to achieve a great finish in your home workshop. Basic finishing skills and knowledge are required. Easy to use, much safer than solvent based nitrocellulose lacquer, water-based lacquer cleans up with soap and water.

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$49.95 plus shipping


Carving the Classical Guitar Neck with Jamie Boss Video

Carve a Classical Guitar Neck

Two DVD set showing how to carve the Classical Guitar neck from scratch using basic hand-tools and a bandsaw. I include a set of free classical strings as a gift. Filmed at Hot Strings Guitar Shop in Milford, Connecticut, he starts with a plank of mahogany and ends up with a finished classical guitar neck. The DVD makes a great reference for experienced luthiers or beginners.

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$49.95 plus shipping


Replacing the Guitar Truss Rod Video

Replace and Repair a Guitar Truss Rod

A single DVD to instruct you how it is possible to replace a broken truss rod in your home workshop. Basic carpentry skills and knowledge are required. The DVD covers removal of the fretboard, replacing the truss rod and regluing of the fretboard. Filmed at my guitar building school in Milford, Connecticut, the entire process is broken down into individual steps.

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$39.95 plus shipping


Install, Level, and Crown Fretwire Video

Install, Level, and Crown Frets

A 35 minute guitar building DVD applicable to both steel string and classical acoustic guitars, this video provides a comprehensive and step-by-step overview of how to install, level, crown and polish fret wire. The various hand tools, special tools and power tools that are used during the process are covered. This video can also be used for basic set-up fret leveling and crowning.

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$29.95 plus shipping


Locate and Saw Fret Slots Video

Locate and Saw Fret Slots

Applicable to both steel string and classical acoustic guitars, this DVD provides a comprehensive and step-by-step overview of how to locate, mark, saw and use of the various fixtures for making slots for installing frets. The various hand tools, fixtures, special tools and power tools that are used during the process are discussed and shown.

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$29.95 plus shipping


Inlay Fret Dots and Side Markers Video

Inlay Fret Dots and Side Markers

Applicable to both steel string and classical acoustic guitars, this DVD provides a comprehensive and step-by-step overview of how to inlay, position, glue and finish sand the fretboard dot markers and side markers. The various hand tools, special tools and power tools that are used during the process are discussed and shown. Also covers final radius sanding of the fretboard.

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$29.95 plus shipping


Making a Slotted Headstock Video

Making a Slotted Headstock

For both steel string and classical acoustic guitars, the DVD provides a comprehensive and step-by-step overview of how to make a slotted headstock. The various hand tools, special tools and power tools that are used during the building process are discussed. Presented by luthier Jamie Boss, the presentation was filmed at his Connecticut guitar building school.

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$29.95 plus shipping


Beginner's Guide to Wood, Tools, and Plans Video

Beginner's Guide to Wood, Tools, and Plans for Acoustic Guitar Building

Designed for the beginning guitar builder, and applicable to both steel string and classical acoustic guitars, this DVD provides a step-by-step and comprehensive overview of the wood and guitar building kits that are available. The various hand tools, special tools and power tools that are used during the building process are discussed and shown.

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$29.95 plus shipping


Building the Classical Guitar Soundboard

Building the Classical Guitar Soundboard

This 3 DVD set is 2 1/2 hours in length and will show you how build the classical guitar soundboard from scratch and how to attach the neck. Basic carpentry skills and knowledge are required.

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$39.95 plus shipping


Set-up and Maintenance of the 5-String Banjo

Set-up and Maintenance of the 5-String Banjo

This 2 DVD set contains two hours of instruction that will show you how to set-up the 5-string banjo from scratch.

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$29.95 plus shipping


Repairing the Lifted Guitar Bridge

Repairing the Lifted Guitar Bridge

Applicable to both steel string and classical acoustic guitars, it provides a comprehensive and step-by-step overview of how to repair acoustic guitar bridges that have lifted from the soundboard. The various hand tools, fixtures, special tools and power tools that are used during the process are discussed and shown.

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$29.95 plus shipping


Guitar Side Bending Techniques

Guitar Side Bending Techniques

This 68 minute DVD set will show you how to bend guitar sides from scratch.

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$29.95 plus shipping


50 Guitar Tools You can Build

Build Your Own Guitar Tools

This 30 minute DVD will pay for itself by demonstrating 50 guitar tools you can build yourself. Designed for new luthiers or old salts alike, there are new shop tool ideas for everyone. 50 tools from just about every phase of guitar building that can be built easily in a home workshop.

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$24.95 plus shipping


Installing an Under-the-saddle Guitar Pickup

Install an Under Saddle Pickup

A 45 minute DVD highlighting the theory and operation of the piezo type pick-up and showing an actual installations of a Fishman pick-up and a L.R. Baggs pick-up on two Taylor guitars. The installation is very easy and a minimum of tools are required.

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$19.95 plus shipping


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