JS Bogdanovich 1997- Guitar building career began in 1997 on the northern coast of California in Fort Bragg. Completed woodworking program at the Fine Woodworking Program at the College of the Redwoods then J.S. Bogdanovich Guitars was launched in a small storefront shop off of Main Street.

The shop was later moved from Fort Bragg to Albion where it was located on a llama farm owned by Pat and Jerry Thomas. The shop was built in the hayloft above the barn. Part of the rental agreement included caring for the animals one week out of every month.

In 2004 the shop was moved to Asheville, North Carolina and in 2007 a move just down the road to Swannanoa.