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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.


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

    • 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

        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!

        • 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.

          • ramiro

            don’t worry….. and i haven’t recived it yet. but ok. i´ll wait. hope it doesn’t take much time. thanks!!

          • ramiro

            hi ivan. just passing by to tell that it has arrived! thanks a lot!

          • Glad to hear it! I hope you enjoy the DVD :)

  • Darem


    What are the shipping fees to New York?

  • 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!

    • 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 ?


    • 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.

    • 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!

    • 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

    • 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 :)

          • 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

    • 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. ?

    • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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!

  • Pablo Domingo


    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

      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


        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 :)


        • guitarmessenger

          Got it! :)

          Thanks for your order. The DVD will be on its way soon and we hope you’ll enjoy it!


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

  • srinivas


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

    Thank you!

    • Thanks for your order! The DVD is in the mail and you will be receiving a confirmation e-mail which contains the tracking number.

  • Davide

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

    • Hi Davide – thanks for your order! Everything is ok and your DVD is in the mail.

      • Davide


  • Ben Henry

    Hey there!
    So I purchased this a while back, and I was looking for the backing track to the Anomaly or Holographic Universe on the DVD and did not find it. Following up on Andre Leotta’s question, when will we see the release of the backing track?

    • Ivan Chopik

      Hey Ben! We don’t have an exact release for the backing tracks, but it’s something we’d like to put out this year. When it’s ready to go, we’ll be sure to announce here and on our social media channels. Thanks for the support!

  • marco escalante (enlo)

    Just ordered! making sure that you guys got my order hopefull

    • guitarmessenger

      Got it, thanks for the order! It’s going in the mail today. :)

      • marco escalante (enlo)

        hey man, just letting you know that I got the dvd :) thanks! a lot of good material in there!

        • guitarmessenger

          Glad to hear it! You’re welcome :) Enjoy!

  • Aaron Olivas

    What is the price for Chihuahua Mexico?

    • guitarmessenger

      Shipping to Mexico is $11.

  • Aaron Olivas

    I have already ordered, I hope your answer, thank you very much

    • guitarmessenger

      Thanks for your order! :)

      • Aaron Olivas

        Thank you very much

      • Aaron Olivas

        Do not have a guide to follow the product, or about how long reach? thanks a lot :)

        • guitarmessenger

          Hi Aaron,

          Tracking is available within the US and you should have a tracking code in the shipping confirmation e-mail sent to you. Once the DVD leaves the country, we do not have further tracking information. In my experience, international shipment have taken 2-4 weeks to arrive and in some rare instances 5-6. Hope this helps!

          • Aaron Olivas

            Now I get my DVD, thank you very much!!

          • guitarmessenger

            Excellent! Hope you enjoy!

  • Victor Sander

    Hi, I would like to order this, but I dont have a CD drive in my computer or anywhere else for that matter, Is there really no way to get my hands on this, digitally?

    • guitarmessenger

      Hi Victor! At this time Scar Guitar is only available as a DVD. We may release some portions digitally in the future, but at the moment there are not set plans for this.

      • dougc84

        The only reason I haven’t bought this or several of your other products is because digital versions aren’t available. It’s 2017. You process the videos in Final Cut, Premiere, or something similar. They’re ALREADY digital. Included books are likely already in PDF for sending to a printer. Also, ALREADY digital. It’s simply asinine.

  • Nessa

    Per is awesome, no doubt about it, this particular video is well done, found a nice article about him here its not about the video though

  • Jose Antonio Otero

    Just ordered! Thanks Guitar Messenger!

    • guitarmessenger

      Thanks for the order! It’ll be in the mail shortly and we hope you enjoy!

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  • OursArctique

    Hello, can this DVD still be ordered (it is very calm out there…) ?

    • guitarmessenger


      • OursArctique

        Hello, Is there a possibility to download it, because :
        -1) I don’t have a DVD player on the tablet where I will watch the lesson
        -2) I don’t want to pay 14$ just for the shipping to France

        • guitarmessenger

          At this time, Scar Guitar is only available in DVD format.

  • Corrado

    Hi, I’ve ordered the DVD on the black friday week. How long does it take usually to get it shipped to Italy? I can’t wait!

    • guitarmessenger

      Hi Corrado – the black friday orders were shipped some time ago, so if it hasn’t arrived yet, it should very soon! Generally, international orders take between 2-4 weeks to arrive.