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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)


  • Karsten Muehlig says:

    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 says:

      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.

      • ramiro says:

        hi there! i made mi order an the three weeks have passed. is this normal with the standard shipping? i´m not worry about it but i’d like to know. thanks!

        • Ivan Chopik says:

          Hi Ramiro,

          I’m sorry I didn’t see your comment earlier! For some reason I didn’t receive a notification about it as I usually do. In any case, have you received the DVD? It is possible that international shipping could take a little bit longer in some cases, but it very rarely takes more than 4 weeks.

  • Darem says:


    What are the shipping fees to New York?

  • BVob says:

    damnm even the incrediables phrase Per

  • mladshy says:

    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!

  • Jay says:


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


  • Joe says:

    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.

  • Eduardo says:

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

    • Ivan Chopik says:

      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 says:

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

    • Ivan Chopik says:

      Hi! Yes, we accept PayPal payments.

      • karla says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

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

  • Kent says:

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

    • Ivan Chopik says:

      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 says:

    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.

  • Casu Sandro says:

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

  • Sid says:

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

    • Ivan Chopik says:

      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 says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  • Andrés says:

    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 says:

      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!

  • Andre Leotta says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

    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


  • Joe King says:

    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.

  • Ramiro Adame Cruz says:

    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!!!

  • Pablo Domingo says:


    Would like to get a copy of the dvd, what else does it come with? (book with tab notations or pdf?). How much does it cost to ship to Ontario Canada and how long would it take?

    Thanks in advance for your reply

    • guitarmessenger says:

      Hi Pablo,

      The DVD comes with a 50-page tab booklet. Shipping & handling to Canada is 9 USD and overseas shipments have been taking about 2-4 weeks. We ship from Florida, USA, so I would expect delivery time to Canada being closer to 2 weeks.

      • Pablo Domingo says:


        Just made the transaction a few mins ago.
        would just like to confirm if you got it.

        I have email confirmation if you need it.
        I’m sure this DVD will not disappoint :)


  • Ed Mehrzad says:

    Hi there, what would be the shipping to Vancouver, BC, Canada ? thanks, Ed

  • srinivas says:


    I ordered this yesterday evening. When can I expect it to reach me? Is it possible to give me a tracking number?

    Thank you!

  • Davide says:

    Hi! Made the transaction yesterday, would like to know if everything is ok. Cheers

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