Archtop Guitar Design and Construction DVD
4-Disc DVD Set—over 9 hours of instruction from a master! Filmed at Benedetto’s final archtop making class in 1993 at his shop in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
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.
Bonus material! This DVD edition 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.
This series was filmed edited by Ed Benson, publisher of Just Jazz Guitar magazine.
These DVDs are not “region-specific,” and are intended for worldwide use.