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SCAR GUITAR: Per Nilsson’s Guitar Instructional DVD

December 10th, 2012

Scar Guitar: Per Nilsson's Guitar Instructional DVD

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Scar Guitar is a detailed journey into the modern playing styles of Per Nilsson, one of the world’s finest guitarists.
Best known for his work with swedish melodic death metal group Scar Symmetry, Per offers a close-up personal
look at his unique approaches to music and the guitar.

Over 2 hours of lessons and performances, in-depth interviews,
& bonus materials: behind the scenes footage, jam sessions,
& the mandatory blooper reel!

The accompanying 50-page booklet contains thorough
tablature transcriptions of all exercises and songs.



$25 USD

Contact us at ‘admin @’ (no spaces)
for shipping discounts on multiple orders.

The DVD is in region-free (0) NTSC format.


PRE-ORDERERS: To claim your $15 discount for an online lesson with Per, simply head over to Guitar Messenger’s Facebook Page, give us a “LIKE” and post a picture of your copy of SCAR GUITAR. Then contact Per at to schedule your lesson!

WE SHIP WORLDWIDE: Purchaser is responsible for any local customs and  postal service fees required by his/her country.


“Per Nilsson is by far the most exciting guitar player to have emerged in the last 10 years. Beautiful phrasing and intelligent note choices meet great tone and a perfect technical command of the instrument. Everything I’m looking for in a guitarist I can find in his playing.”


“Per has a very smooth touch and flawless controll. Everything sounds easy when he plays. Great player.”
MORGAN ÅGREN (Mats/Morgan, Frank Zappa, Devin Townsend)


“Incredible phrasing, virtuosic technique, harmonic dexterity, and a truly original sound of his own. Per has it all!”
RYAN KNIGHT (The Black Dahlia Murder)


“If you wanna learn some great stuff and feel all shitty about yourself, buy this bad boy. Sick job on this @ivanchopik. Best instructional DVD there is.”
WES HAUCH (The Faceless)


“Per Nilsson is the virtuoso’s virtuoso. The epitome of musicality, technique, and outside the box thinking. An inspiring teacher. Very highly recommended.”
RALPH SANTOLLA (Deicide, Iced Earth, Sebastian Bach)


“Well, he is no doubt one of the godlike axe masters around. Tastefully, technical and clever placed licks together with the tight and catchy riffs makes him an instant hero in the metal genre.”
MATS HAUGEN (Circus Maximus)


“There are just a few guitarists out there that blow my mind and Per is undoubtedly one of them. His phrasing is so cool and unpredictable that every song he plays is ear candy!”
MARCO SFOGLI (Solo, James LaBrie of Dream Theater)


“Per’s solos are among the best I have ever heard. His technique, phrasing and note choices are out of this world!”

Topics Include:

  • Scales & Chords
  • Improvisation
  • Tapping
  • Sweeping
  • Phrasing
  • Articulation
  • Superimposition

Note-for-note breakdowns of three Scar Symmetry songs:

  • The Anomaly
  • Holographic Universe
  • Noumenon And Phenomenon (Solo)

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  • Karsten Muehlig

    what is the price for the complette
    SCAR GUITAR: Per Nilsson’s Guitar Instructional DVD

    and shipping to 07546 Germany.

    Best regards Karsten

    • Ivan Chopik

      Hi Karsten,

      I apologize for the delayed response – somehow I missed your message!

      Shipping & handling to Germany is $12, so the total order would come out to 25+12 = $37.

  • Darem


    What are the shipping fees to New York?

    • Ivan Chopik

      Hi! Shipping within the US is $5.

  • BVob

    damnm even the incrediables phrase Per

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  • mladshy

    Hi, I would to ask could I to oder Per Nilsson’s Guitar Instructional DVD to Belarus, Minsk or Russia, Moscow and what prices of shipping? thanx!

    • Ivan Chopik

      Absolutely – we ship worldwide! Shipping to any of the countries you mentioned is $12. So the total order would come out to 25+12 = $37.

  • Jay


    Do you ship to Nairobi, Kenya ? And if so what are the shipping fees ?


    • Ivan Chopik

      Absolutely – we ship worldwide! Shipping to Kenya is $12. So the total order would come out to 25+12 = $37.

  • Joe

    This is a great dvd, everyone should check it out and learn about Per! I had one question though, what amp does Per use for the song performances? I love their roar, they sound like Engls to me but I wanted to see if you guys knew.

    • Ivan Chopik

      Thanks for the kind words! We used an Axe-Fx II (I believe the amp model was based on a Diezel Herbet).

  • Eduardo

    I would like to buy with credit card but it keeps asking me to create a PayPal, and will NOT do that!

    • Ivan Chopik

      We process all our payments through PayPal, but in order to purchase the DVD, you don’t actually need to make a PayPal account.

      After hitting the BUY NOW button above, just follow the link on the right hand side that says “Don’t Have A PayPal Account?” and follow the instructions there to pay by credit card.

  • karla

    hi there, i wanna know if i can pay via paypal account

    • Ivan Chopik

      Hi! Yes, we accept PayPal payments.

      • karla

        and how much should i pay if i want to be shipped to mexico city?

        please send me an email with all the information to make the payment via paypal please :) thanks!

        • karla

          also i want to know how much i would have to pay if i want it to be shipped to Tecate CA 91980-1585

          i will be waiting for your answers to choose in which place i will order it and how to make the payment, thanks :)

          • Ivan Chopik

            Shipping to Mexico is $11 and shipping to California is $5. You can follow the ‘Buy Now’ button at the top of the page to purchase via PayPal. Let me know if you have any questions!

  • Francis Dy

    Hi there! Just want to ask about the shipping cost here in the Philippines. Thank you

    • Ivan Chopik

      Hi Francis! Shipping to the Philippines is 12 USD.

  • Kent

    Can i order this from sweden ? Is there any extra cost to the 25$ USD. ?

    • Ivan Chopik

      Yes, you may order from Sweden. In addition to the 25 USD, there will also be a 12 USD shipping charge, so your total order from us would come out to $37.

      Note that you may or may not have to pay an import tax to the Swedish post office upon receipt of the DVD. You will have to check with them about their exact rules for international packages.

  • francis miranda

    hi! could you send me an email about this dvd? i just want to know how much would it cost to have it shipped here in the Philippines? thanks.

    • Ivan Chopik

      Hi! Shipping to Philippines is $12 USD.

  • Casu Sandro

    Hi, I just want to know what’s the price of the shipping for The France?

    • Ivan Chopik

      Hi! Shipping to France is $12 USD.

  • Sid

    I just ordered it! when will it deliver? Long Beach,CA

    • Ivan Chopik

      Thanks for your order! It’ll ship out within the next 24 hours and from there it should take less than a week to arrive (typically 3-4 business days within the US).

  • Alessandro Merli

    i ordered today a copy of this instructional DVD and i would like to know if it’s possible to track the shipment to know its location and when it could arrive with more accuracy.


    • Ivan Chopik

      Hi! Thanks for your order. We’ve already processed it and it’ll be in the mail tomorrow morning. Unfortunately, we only have tracking information for domestic shipments. With overseas shipments we only have tracking data up until the package leaves the US. Typically, overseas order have been taking about 2-3 weeks to arrive.

  • TheSinep

    Is this still in stock? Can you ship this to Malaysia?

    • Ivan Chopik

      Yes and yes!

  • Andrés

    Hi guys,

    I would like to order the DVD, but I don’t want to create a PayPal account. I have read the comments and one of those says that “there’s an option at the right” or something but there’s none when I change the country to my country, which is Colombia. Do I have to create the account? Or there’s something else I can do about it?. I’ll appreciate your answer, Per’s soloing is awesome and I would like to study the DVD’s content in more detail.

    Thanks and greetings from Colombia!

    • guitarmessenger

      Hi Andrés! PayPal has varying options between different countries. I just checked and in your case it seems that to use your credit card would still require creating a PayPal account. PayPal account or not, all of our transactions are being processed by PayPal.

      A possible alternative would be to mail us a check, which we would then deposit and once it clears we would send out the DVD. If you’re interesting in taking this route, please e-mail me at ivan @ (no spaces). Thanks!

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  • Andre Leotta

    Hi guys, i’m about to order my copy. Quick question: is there any backing track on the DVD, for instance “the anomaly” version that per plays at clinics?

    I’m ordering mine anyway. But in case it doesnt, you should think about it. It would be awesome.

    Respect from Brazil!

    • guitarmessenger

      Hi Andre,

      We don’t have any backing tracks that come with the DVD, but we’ve been discussing releasing a separate backing track disc in the future. We’ll make sure to announce it everywhere we can if/when that takes place. Thanks for your support!

  • Joe King

    Hi there,

    This is awesome but is this DVD still available for order? I hope it is. And are you able to ship to the Philippines?

    Per Nilsson is the greatest metal guitarist to ever exist IMHO


    • guitarmessenger

      Yes it is, and yes we ship worldwide!

  • Joe King

    Also, I would like to know if I can purchase a digital download of this DVD? I hope it’s possible to download. I would pay for it.

    • guitarmessenger

      Unfortunately, we are not offering a digital version of Scar Guitar at this time.

  • Ramiro Adame Cruz

    hi there! once that i have purchased it. where am i suppose to get it? the delivery is directly to my house or what?! thanks!!!

    • guitarmessenger

      Yes, we ship straight to the address you provide to us when you complete the purchase!

      • Ramiro Adame Cruz

        ok ok thanks a lot!! good to know! i´m gonna order it! just in case. if i have a problem. could i contact you?

        • guitarmessenger

          Of course!