Every guitarist dreams of owning a superb quality custom-made instrument, but the cost of this is most often prohibitive. Building your own guitar is an extremely rewarding and satisfying way of realising your ambition without making a huge financial outlay.
Complete with information on design, wood selection, hardware, tools and techniques, it allows you to select every element to create your own unique personalised instrument, and full size plans are included for ease of use. All aspects of construction are explained in detail, with step-by-step colour photographs, diagrams and clear instructions for each procedure.
With professional tips from a master luthier, this comprehensive book takes the mystery out of guitar making.
About the Author
Since building his first guitar on his living room table with a few specialist tools, Martin Oakham, has never looked back and has spent the last 20 years hand-making guitars for the professionals from his workshop in England. His customers are truly global, spanning Japan, Korea, the USA and Europe. With a background as a Grade A toolmaker, and a professional engineer, he combines traditional elements with new design techniques to create beautiful guitars from the best materials available.
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st January 2006
Dimensions (cm): 28.5 x 22.0 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.67