Clear Out Your Workshop & Sharpen Your Tools...It's Time To Make Your Own Acoustic Guitar!
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"A Master Class In Acoustic Guitar Making
Using Australian Timbers"
10 DVD Box Set Collection
Presented by Australian Luthier - Chris Wynne, this full length DVD Collection has over 13 hours of HD Video instructional information. It is not a pictorial slide show and we do not miss any steps in the process of Acoustic Guitar Making the Thomas Lloyd Guitars Way!
Here are some snippets from our DVD. Please note that we uploade in low quality and the actual DVD is in Professional HD Quality
You can also check out our Flickr page and see 100% Australian tonewood guitars built by our students and myself in our 2012 Acoustic Guitar Exhibition
"Beyond The Trees".
This is the Stunning Australian Tasmanian Fiddleback Blackwood (Back and Sides) and Australian Queensland Bunya Pine (Soundboard) Acoustic Guitar that was made during the making of this DVD Collection.
Click PLAY to hear this guitar!
(Best heard in Internet Explorer for now)
Photograph taken on the grounds of "Montsalvat" - The home of Thomas Lloyd Guitars
Welcome Acoustic Guitar Enthusiast & Woodworker!
This DVD collection has been sold in Italy, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Canada, England, Ireland, UAE, USA and Brazil, Slovenia, Spain and of course in Australia.
The creation of the “Master Class” DVD Series started with a desire to impartall the knowledge required to build a professional custom built acoustic guitar. The nurturing of this simple idea has resulted in this remarkable collection of DVD’s. With 13 hours of footage this collection covers not only every step of the guitar making process, but also the current state of industry knowledge on the science and use of Australian tonewoods for building Guitars.
Working with Australian Tonewoods in Guitar making has been a passion of mine for years and the idea of sharing it with woodworking enthusiasts, players, non-players, guys and girls like you, has been the realisation of a life long dream.
The DVD “Master Class” series was professionally filmed over a period of 18 days.
The editing and creation of the accompanying resources has taken over 6 months to edit and develop with many late nights spent checking and rechecking the DVD footage to ensure you get every Tip, Hint or Secret that I mentioned. During this process it became apparent that in order to give the student ALL the resources needed to build successfully and professionally that a Luthiers Handbook would need to be included to house all the resources, templates and diagrams.(More on that in a moment)
Additional Interviews were filmed with a number of professional industry friends to prize out their incredible knowledge and experience of working with Australian Tonewood. These interviews stand alone as an incredible rare resource that has never been documented for Luthiers before.
We travelled to Tasmania to visit a beautiful Blackwood, Sassafras and Myrtle Forests and dropped in on Chris Searle - a local timber supplier with an extensive knowledge of Australian timbers and Tonewoods. Next we headed to Melbourne and interviewed Andrew Morrow, a Wood Scientist currently undertaking research in the acoustics of Australian Timbers. Finally, over an informal lunch at Montsalvat with Local Luthier Jack Spira (with clients such as Sting and Deborah Conway), we chatted about how and why he chooses particular types of timber for guitar making.
The Grand Finale for the DVD’s consists of a recording in “The Great Hall” at Montsalvat with 3 stunning Australian Timber Guitars.
This Is The Ultimate Acoustic Guitar Making Collection With Every
Instruction Needed To Create A Stunning Acoustic Guitar In Your Own Workshop!
This collection is for the first time novice, player and non player, woodworker without a fancy workshop or expensive tools, or anyone without years of handcrafting experience. The information that I present in “The Master Class” DVD Box Set Collection is the same information that I teach all my students in the Acoustic Guitar Making Course at "Montsalvat" in Melbourne. We are even giving you a bonus offer when you purchase direct from us.
The Difference Is...You Get One-on-One with the Luthier! NO more going it alone in your own workshop.
Sick of reading big guitar making books that are in need of an upgrade, or having bought a DVD collection that didn’t quite tell you everything you needed to know? Possibly signed up to too many forums to NOT get answers to questions that they them selves are searching for… then this is what you get from us:
"Master Class" DVD's 1-8
You will be confident in viewing professional camera work as we get close-up footage of every facet of guitar making:
Fitting the Back & Soundboard to the Guitar
Detailed Bracing Patterns
Inlaying the Rosette
Dovetail Installation of The Neck
Designing Your Own “Custom Built” Bridge & Headstock
Make & Customizing The Neck To Your Playing Ability
Finishing your Acoustic Guitar
Customization and Final Acoustic Guitar Setup
Chiseling, Filing, Gluing, Sanding and more!
We even run you through the basics:
Humidity levels & your working environment
Tools and Tool handling Techniques
Setting up your workshop
PLUS what you didn’t quite see or hear whilst watching the Master Class we will remind you with numerous “on screen” luthiers notes & tips to help you get the job done. And of course all the menu, pause and rewind options so you won’t miss a thing.
We can even boast having World First “Master Class” presentations never before seen in Just One DVD Collection!
PLUS Consistent troubleshooting problem areas of guitar making as we go along Fitting the Soundboard and Back to the Body Full Dovetail creation & installation Step-by-step rosette inlay installations Tone tapping overview – its not just about the strings Making your own bridge, headstock, nut, saddle and loads more!
"Master Class" DVD 9
I have put together a Bonus DVD on “How to make your own Jigs & Guitar Moulds", over an hour of “How To” techniques and quick ideas on getting set up in your workshop.
You Can’t Get Any More Custom Built Than This...Step-by-Step Instructions & Informative. Nothing is Pre-Made You See It All!Over 11 hours Of Step by Step Lessons In Acoustic Guitar Making
"Master Class" DVD 10
As an added FEATURE you will receive 3 Priceless, Informative Presentations in:
"The Music From Within The Trees" DVD This integral part of the DVD collection is set in a documentary style with over 1hr 15 minutes of amazing information from the “Roots Up” to the “Live Acoustic Guitar Performances”
Taking in an Ancient Tasmanian Blackwood forests and the Grand Finale presenting 3 live performances in “The Great Hall” at Montsalvat
Featuring the Bunya & Blackwood guitar we made in the Master Class DVD Collection, highlighting the tonal qualities and resonance of the guitar
Plus an all-Australian timber “Chris Wynne” Custom Built Guitar and a Stunning Huon Pine - student guitar - backed up by 2 talented Musicians from Melbourne.
"A Master Class" Luthier Forum
You won’t get left behind...
You will have a direct link You will have Exclusive Access to our Master Class "Luthier Forum" to information for your troubleshooting questions throughout your Master Class project. You can post pictures, discuss your issues, get support from Professional and Budding Luthiers. We also have guest Experts in their field of Tools for Guitar Making, Professional Luthiers from around the world, Inlay experts, and Wood Scientist and Wood Suppliers.
Completely Exclusive to “Master Class” DVD owners and students of Thomas Lloyd Guitars.
Included in the pack is the perfect companion to the "Master Class" DVD Collection.
A complete 60 Page Luthiers Handbook on all the facets of custom building your own acoustic guitar. Easy to read with clear specific guitar making measurements.The Thomas Lloyd Guitars way!
The Handbook has over 60 pages of priceless information, timber & luthier equipment resource, websites and contact details & diagrams for every step of handcrafting your guitar. It is an absolute asset to you and your acoustic guitar making project.
When you join up to the "Luthiers Forum" you will be given significant discounts on our timber packs and other products and services from Thomas Lloyd Guitars.
Plus an extra bonus "Free Gift" to all
An Imperial & Metric Ruler
(The MOST valuable tool to have for your project!)
This little gem is an all-in-one ruler. Not readily seen in stores. We hunted this little baby down!
Metric to imperial conversion is all on one side with a bonus-sliding gauge for accurate measurements. A must for those moments when inches get thrown around with millimeters in the DVD
Just $247 AUD plus P&H PLUS $11.50AUD Postage and Handling (Australia Delivery)
or $25 AUD Postage and Handling (New Zealand)
Or $54.95 Postage and Handling (ALL International Orders)
This Entire Box Set Collection will be shipped straight to your door
3-5 days Australian Delivery and 5-10 days International (Couried by EMS International)
Gives you time to clear out the workshop and think about what Australian Tonewoods you want to use!
Remember when you order here online or at our Workshop will you get further discounts to our stunning AA and AAA quality Australian Timber Packs!
Shipped To Your Door Will Be:
The Entire 10 Disc Box Set Collection:
8 DVD - Over 11hrs Of Guitar Making DVD Instruction
1 DVD - “How To Make Your Own Jigs & Guitar Moulds”
1 Bonus Features DVD – “Music From Within The Trees”
Complete step-by-step DVD instruction on how to custom build an acoustic guitar
The Ultimate 60 PAGE companion “The Luthiers Acoustic Guitar Making Handbook”
Plus Exclusive Lifetime access to the “Luthiers Forum”
Extra Bonus with every purchase (no deadline) – A Conversion Ruler
PLUS discount on other Purchases via our "Luthiers Forum"
Here Is What The World Is Saying About Our Master Class DVD's!
From December 2007 onwards.....
Having worked on this project with Chris Wynne for 6 months, we are pleased to say that we have completed a product that is consice, accurate and informative. The editing time spent will give great confidence to the new wood worker or budding luthier. An outstanding product that will become a must in every Luthiers library.
Fiona Mitchell - Executive Producer & Roger Ungers - Camerman & Editor for Thomas Lloyd Guitars
November 2008 (Via Stewart MacDonald - Luthier Suppliers USA)
I purchased the new Chris Wynne video (A Master Class In Acoustic Guitar Making)...Outstanding! This is by far the best guitar building DVD I have ever seen. Great production values, clear presentation, complete study materials, knowledgable instructor and excellent editing. I have recommended to all of my students that they purchase this DVD set to complete their luthier education.
Jamie Boss - Hot Strings Guitar Shop - Milford CT - USA
First off I would like thank you and to congratulate you on the Master Class DVD’s, What a fantastic package!I’ve been glued to the TV since receiving the parcel. I suppose the next step in this exciting venture is to order some timber from you.
Stephen Lawrence - Melbourne Australia
I've really enjoyed watching the DVD's. They were just what I was looking for!
Richard Smart - Sydney Australia
I have finished viewing the DVDs, congratulations to everyone on a fine set of instructional DVD's. Chris has a relaxed and easy style that lends itself perfectly to this format. I work as a Mechanical Instructor in an Aviation Maintenance Training school in Brisbane and know what it's like to impart skills and knowledge to complete strangers. It was a pleasure to watch Chris, he obviously knows his subject intimately and can impart the passion for his craft. Wasn't bored once!
Wally Taylor - Australia
I just received my order, about an hour after midday here in the Eastern US. The package was in good shape. I am pleased with the Course. The DVD's, and Luthiers Handbook are well done and professional. Tell Chris for me that the Master Course on DVD is great ,and he knows his stuff. Its a big help!
David MacFarlane (Uncle to Seth MacFarlane Creater of "Family Guy" TV Show!) USA
I've watched all the DVDs. After seeing your interview with Australian Jack Spira I've given some more thought to materials for the guitar. I was particularly impressed by the back and sides of West Australian sheoak - seeing Spira's mandolin was and Inspiration!
I think the DVD's are really excellent. I've been able to work through some of the construction steps for my new guitar in my mind.
Peter MacGregor - Melbourne Australia
I am building guitars since 1978, beginning with solid bodies, followed by thin lines. 1998 I started with archtops and in the last years I discovered the acoustic guitars.
Building guitars is my hobby. In my other life I am a specialist for psychosomatic medicine (I studied medicine and psychology). I have enjoyed the DVD's, 4 times so far.
Dr. Thomas Schmidt-Winkler - Dusseldorf, Germany
I am looking forward to custom building my guitar with the DVD's
Ron Ryder - Ohio - USA
I purchased the DVD's from Stew Mac. I live in New York and get a lot of my supplies from Stew Mac. They offer great service. I have really enjoyed the DVD’s. Extremely well done!
Jack Thompson - New York - USA
The DVDs are wonderful. Great information and it seems as close to being there with you in the workshop!
Chuck Rehberg - USA
Just wanna say...WOW...I am really impressed and can't wait to get started. I just absolutely love this DVD set.
Nicholas Herbert - MI - USA
I am enjoying your DVD course very much. As a hobbyist, working on my 6th guitar, your DVD course has helped me gain the confidence to try building from scratch instead of pre-serviced kits.
Up to this point I've built my guitars just by having read a book. You have no idea how helpful the DVD's have been. I've watched each of them several times, and what a delight to actually see someone else building a guitar - AND he actually knows what he's doing! Chris's DVD's are right up there with my drum sander as the best investment I ever made.
Thanks so much!
Carl Fish - USA
Congratulations on a great DVD collection, it's very informative and will be a great reference tool over the years to come.
Paul McAskill - Cowes - Australia
The quality of your dvd course and book is excellent and well worth the $$'s. Many thanks for your efforts in this.
Gerry Affat, Brighton - Australia
I was halfway through a project when I ordered your DVD's. They were exceedingly helpful in helping me finish my 5th Guitar. It is the sweetest sounding guitar I've made so far! I'm now just finishing the soundbox of my next guitar, following fairly exclusively Chris Wynne's plans.
Dan Esala, Chagrin Falls, Ohio - USA
About August last year (2008) I purchased your Master class in acoustic guitar making. I just wanted to let you know that I have finished watching it once through and was almost disappointed when I did finish.
So now I am watching it for a second time! I am enjoying it very much and I am learning a lot.
Craig Hilderbrand - Australia
Chris, your DVD was invaluable to the learning process. With your assistance I have managed to produce a guitar I'm proud to own and play. Thank you!