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Hailed by "Guitar Player" magazine as "perhaps the finest book on guitars ever produced," and by "Booklist" as "a Rolls Royce of construction guidebooks," this impressive volume is the first book of its kind to describe in depth how both steel-string and classical guitars are actually designed and built. Over 450 photographs, drawings, and diagrams reveal in exquisite detail the hows, whys, and how-to's of the traditional craft of guitarmaking, all accompanied by fascinating historical and technical notes. A comprehensive bibliography; a list of tools, materials, and supply sources; and a full index complete this uniquely authoritative reference -- and essential acquisition -- for guitar and craft enthusiasts, woodworkers, and students of instrument making everywhere.
The Guitar's Anatomy
Materials and Tools
Preparation and Planning
The Neck and the Headpiece
The Soundhole Rosette
Purfling and Binding
Final Carving and Finiting
The Bridge, and Pinning the Steel-String Neck
Afterword: Troubleshooting and Guitar Care
Bill of Materials
Sources of Guitarmaking Supplies
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ISBN: 9780811806404 ISBN-10: 0811806405 Series: Guitar Reference Audience:
For Ages: 13+ years old For Grades: 8+ Format:
Number Of Pages: 388 Published: 17th August 2000 Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 27.2 x 21.0
Weight (kg): 1.37
Edition Number: 1