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Classical Guitar Making : A Modern Approach to Traditional Design - John S. Bogdanovich

Classical Guitar Making

A Modern Approach to Traditional Design

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Published: 1st January 2007
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What a thrill for any musician: playing a fine-sounding instrument that he or she has lovingly crafted from scratch. With this richly illustrated manual, well-known luthier and guitarist John Bogdanovich shows exactly how to build that first, beautiful guitar, using traditional, time-tested methods. All that’s required are basic woodworking techniques and a minimally equipped shop. Bogdanovich discusses the anatomy of the guitar, sound, choosing an instrument, selecting woods, templates and molds, and preparation. In more than 300 pages of text, he painstakingly lays out the details of construction, from assembling the neck and sides to installing the fingerboard and bridge.

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Good book for someone new to guitar making

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  • Broad Appeal
  • Easy To Understand
  • Well Written

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    • Reference
    • Special Needs

    Comments about Classical Guitar Making:

    Good book to gain a quick understanding of the classical guitar. I found the level of details appropriate for someone who has little prior knowledge. The illustrations are also well done.
    I would have liked the book to include paper templates, either actual size or scaled, for some components of the plans.
    The only negative I found was the measurements were in inches and cms in the same plan. You will need a conversion calculator whether you are a metric or an imperial person.

     
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    Detailed Step-By-Step

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    • Reliable Information
    • Rich Resource
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      • Introduction To Luthiery

      Comments about Classical Guitar Making:

      Great introduction to Guitar Making! Comprehensive, easy to understand, easy to follow. Doesn't include much of the why we do certain things in Guitar Making, but more of the how. Has considerable background information on tools, setting up workshop, timber technology etc. Traditional construction techniques using modern tools. Great Book!

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      Acknowledgmentsp. viii
      Forewordp. ix
      Forewordp. x
      Prefacep. 1
      Introductionp. 3
      Preparation
      The Guitarp. 7
      Anatomy of the Guitarp. 8
      Soundp. 12
      Choosing to Build or Buyp. 14
      The Woodp. 17
      Types of Woodp. 18
      Moisture Contentp. 20
      Cuts, Grain, and Selectionp. 21
      The Shopp. 25
      What You Need in Your Shopp. 26
      Jigs You Will Need to Makep. 31
      Hand Toolsp. 34
      Vises and Clampsp. 37
      Bench Tools to Makep. 38
      Specialty Itemsp. 40
      Humidity Controlp. 43
      Templates and Moldsp. 45
      The Plantillap. 46
      A Transparent Templatep. 48
      Side Moldp. 50
      Lining Moldp. 53
      The Solerap. 56
      Headpiece Template and Drilling Jigp. 67
      Back Workboardp. 72
      Layout and Planningp. 75
      Choosing the Color and Design Schemep. 76
      Materials and Partsp. 79
      Plans and Layoutp. 84
      Construction
      The Neckp. 91
      The Neck Blankp. 92
      The Headpiecep. 104
      The Heelp. 109
      The Sidesp. 119
      Bending and Laminating the Sidesp. 120
      Liningsp. 126
      Assembling the Neck and Sidesp. 131
      The Detailsp. 139
      Bindings, Purflings, Back and Butt Stripsp. 140
      The Wheat Motifp. 148
      The Topp. 161
      Selecting a Topp. 162
      Jointing and Thicknessingp. 164
      The Rosettep. 168
      Bracing and Patchesp. 181
      The Backp. 195
      Jointing and Thicknessingp. 196
      Bracingp. 201
      Assembling the Bodyp. 211
      Before Gluing on the Topp. 212
      Gluing the Topp. 218
      Preparing to Glue on the Backp. 219
      Bindings and Purflingsp. 225
      Heel Cap and Butt Stripp. 234
      The Fingerboardp. 237
      Making and Installing the Fingerboardp. 238
      Before Frettingp. 245
      Frettingp. 246
      Shaping the Neckp. 252
      Final Touches
      Finishingp. 259
      Understanding Finishp. 260
      Final Touches and Prepping for Finishingp. 262
      French Polishingp. 266
      Lacqueringp. 269
      The Bridgep. 275
      Bridge Designp. 276
      Building the Bridgep. 277
      Installing the Bridgep. 284
      The Setupp. 289
      The Nut, Saddle, and Tuning Machinesp. 290
      Strings and Final Setupp. 294
      Care of Your Guitarp. 297
      The Galleryp. 298
      Bibliographyp. 302
      Metric Equivalentsp. 303
      Indexp. 304
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      ISBN: 9781402720604
      ISBN-10: 1402720602
      Audience: General
      Format: Hardcover
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 320
      Published: 1st January 2007
      Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co Inc
      Country of Publication: US
      Dimensions (cm): 28.58 x 23.5  x 2.54
      Weight (kg): 1.59
      Edition Number: 2