product types: 

  • acoustic guitars
  • electric guitars


Bozo Podunavac was born and raised in Yugoslavia, in what is now Serbia. In his early years he served a 5-year apprenticeship in making and repairing stringed instruments with master luthier Milutin Miadenovic and graduated in 1950. Following a number of years work in Belgrade he left his home country in 1959 and moved to Chicago, where he worked in the repair department of a musical instrument dealer and manufacturer. His reputation as a master repairman and instrument maker grew and in 1964 he opened his own shop and began building guitars under the Bozo brand. His guitars draw on the traditions of his home land and are often highly ornate. In the mid 1970s he moved to San Diego where he open a workshop and school of lutherie. A series of production Bozo acousic guitars was introduced in the 1970s, including the  B60, B80, and B100 models was made under license in Japan by K. Yairi (Alvarez-Yairi). More recently he moved againto Florida where he still offers guitar services.

Source: Bozo website (11 November 2018)


Bozo Podunavac
6980 Sea Mist Drive
33981 Englwood , FL
United States
Florida US