Acoustic Guitar Making

Acoustic Guitar Making
Author : Brian Forbes
Publisher : CreateSpace
Total Pages : 508
Release : 2013-09-14
ISBN 10 : 149220644X
ISBN 13 : 9781492206446
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acoustic Guitar Making Book Description:

This book contains everything I wish I knew when I started making acoustic guitars over fifteen years ago. It is not an ABC book, but a companion that teaches all the things that the other books leave out. In these pages are instructions for making tools, cutting blanks, inlaying exotic woods, and hand finishing guitars. The methods described revolve around doing more with less, and getting more out of the tools already in the shop. For the thrifty guitar maker who would rather build something than buy it, this book is the right choice. • Over 500 pages of text, with more than 1600 pictures and diagrams to thoroughly and completely explain more than 200 guitar making topics. • How to use small shop tools to re-saw blanks for guitar making instead of buying them, saving money and expanding wood choice. • Instructions for almost 50 tools, templates, and jigs that can be made right in the shop, saving thousands of dollars in tool costs. These include an electric side bending iron, fret slot duplicating jig, four different types of clamps, an inexpensive hide glue pot, and more. • An explanation of the use and abilities of several common shop tools, including several specialty tools that are specific to guitar making. • A detailed section on guitar making theory, which will expand the understanding of how a guitar works, and how small changes to the structure can have big effects on tone. • Several step by step guitar making methods that make some of the more difficult processes easier and smoother in the shop. • How to make inlaying easier by using a few common shop tools, and how to make several different styles of custom inlay. • Step by step instructions for making a custom soundhole label using a powerful free program called Pixlr, to add the final touch to any guitar. • A thorough finishing section that teaches anyone how to apply an amazing finish without having to buy expensive spray equipment. • A guitar making and wood working glossary with thorough definitions and explanations of more than 600 terms.

Guitarmaking Tradition and Technology

Guitarmaking  Tradition and Technology
Author : Jonathan D. Solomon
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Total Pages : 392
Release : 1994-02-01
ISBN 10 : 0811806405
ISBN 13 : 9780811806404
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guitarmaking Tradition and Technology Book Description:

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.

How to Build Electric Guitars

How to Build Electric Guitars
Author : Will Kelly
Publisher : Voyageur Press (MN)
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2012-06-15
ISBN 10 : 9780760342244
ISBN 13 : 0760342245
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Build Electric Guitars Book Description:

In the past few years the market for electric guitar kits and parts has exploded. For every two enthusiasts, there are four opinions on how properly to fill woodgrain. In this book, Will Kelly cuts through all that noise and shows how, with a little patience and some inexpensive tools, the average person can turn a modest investment into a gig-worthy instrument and perhaps even a lifelong hobby. Kelly presents guitar-building in a progressive fashion, beginning with a simple Stratocaster-style kit with a bolt-on neck and continuing on to a "relic'd" Telecaster-style build, two Gibson-style set-neck models, and a custom double-neck mash-up. Because each build is more involved than the previous, the reader builds on his or her skill set and acquires only the tools necessary for the reader's level of interest. Kelly shows how to apply finishes, choose and install hardware, wire electronics, execute the final assembly, and set up the finished guitar for proper action and intonation.

Classical Guitar Making

Classical Guitar Making
Author : John S. Bogdanovich
Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages : 309
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 1402720602
ISBN 13 : 9781402720604
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Guitar Making Book Description:

"Renowned luthier John S. Bogdanovich crafted the project shown inside for his own personal use. The design he presents is simple but elegant and is a composite of ideas borrowed from several different guitars admired for their tonal qualities and aesthetic details. In close-up photographs Bogdanovich invites you to stand by his side and follow the entire process from start to finish. He offers guidance through every step, and explains every decision, from the arrangement of his workbench and the selection of the wood, to tuning and setting up the instrument. Bogdanovich also provides a choice of alternative methods and materials -- to help you find your own style of working, and to enable you to add your personal touches to your project. By the time your instrument is finished, you'll have acquired a world of knowledge, from the difference between quartersawn and flat-sawn wood to the pros and cons of lacquer versus French polish. You'll have mastered dozens of skills, including bending and aminating wood and cutting and seating wire frets. Best of all, you'll have a beautiful instrument, designed to your own specifications, that will give pleasure to everyone who hears it." -- Book jacket.

Electric Guitar Making Marketing

Electric Guitar Making   Marketing
Author : Leo Lospennato
Publisher : CreateSpace
Total Pages : 318
Release : 2015-06-14
ISBN 10 : 1514353083
ISBN 13 : 9781514353080
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electric Guitar Making Marketing Book Description:

This book tells you everything about building professional electric guitars, from the selection of the wood all the way up to the finishing and the setup. It's all about leaving your dentin the universe in the shape of the most beautiful, incredibly sounding guitar you can make. But building a guitar professionally starts before you even cut the wood: You need to setup a proper workplace, define your identity as guitar maker, and decide the guiding principles of your endeavor as luthier. And then you have to sell the things, of course. So the last part is focused in the marketing process. You will read about positioning your brand, pricingyour instruments, photographing them, promoting them, building a great website for your lutherie business, using social networking to show your work to the world, and managing and closing guitar sales. Written by renowned luthier Leo Lospennato (author of the bestseller "Electric Guitar and Bass Design") this book represents the new standard in solid-body guitar making, and the only resource that presents in depth both the technical and commercial aspects of the fascinating art of building musical instruments."

Acoustic Guitar Making

Acoustic Guitar Making
Author : Nick Blishen
Publisher : Crowood Press (UK)
Total Pages : 175
Release : 2012
ISBN 10 : 1847973744
ISBN 13 : 9781847973740
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acoustic Guitar Making Book Description:

Topics covered:Tools, techniques and selection of materials.Careful instruction on the detailed process from making the initial templates through to gluing the fingerboard.Tips throughout on how to avoid pitfalls and make faster progress.Advice on how to achieve a professional finish, and setting up the guitar.

E Guitar making

E Guitar making
Author : Norbert Waldy
Publisher : tredition
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2014-03-03
ISBN 10 : 9783849577063
ISBN 13 : 3849577066
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

E Guitar making Book Description:

This book shall provide you with the basis and the knowledge to build your own electric guitar. It has been created for beginners and for advanced practitioners, focusing on the essential. If you build a guitar on your own, you should enjoy working with wood, sawing, sanding, refining, soldering, assembling and adjusting your masterwork.

Making an Archtop Guitar

Making an Archtop Guitar
Author : Robert Benedetto
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages : 260
Release : 1994
ISBN 10 : 1574240005
ISBN 13 : 9781574240009
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making an Archtop Guitar Book Description:

(Guitar). The definitive work on the design and construction of an acoustic archtop guitar by one of the most talented luthiers of the twentieth century. Benedetto walks the reader through all aspects of construction through to marketing your finished work. Includes a list of suppliers to acquire all the tools and materials listed; a list of serial numbers for Benedetto guitars; full-color plates featuring the author's models; photos from the author's personal scrapbook of players who endorse his guitars; and fold-out templates for construction. 8-1/2 x 11 .

Making Master Guitars

Making Master Guitars
Author : Roy Courtnall
Publisher : Robert Hale
Total Pages : 330
Release : 1993
ISBN 10 : 0709048092
ISBN 13 : 9780709048091
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Master Guitars Book Description:

Making Master Guitars is a craftsman’s handbook about the exciting and challenging pursuit of making classical guitars, a craft that the author reveals to be surprisingly accessible by following his instructions. The book is unique in that it includes nine separate detailed plans of instruments constructed by internationally famous guitar-makers. The author has had the rare opportunity of examining these instruments in detail, and has made many replicas of each one.Part one: The Master Makers and their Guitars is devoted to separate chapters on each famous maker, including Antonio de Torres, Hermann Hauser, Santos Hernández y Aguado, Ignacio Fleta, Robert Bouchet, Daniel Friederich and José Romanillos. The reader will find historical information about the life of and influences on each makers, as well as detailed sets of working drawings for their guitars. Also included are rare photographs of the guitars.Part two: Workshop, Tools and Materials provides essential information about the tools, working environment and material needed by the guitar-maker.Part three: Guitar Construction – The Spanish Method comprises a step-by-step method of guitar construction, illustrated by numerous photographs and drawings. The method of making a guitar is presented with great clarity. So that even the newcomer to this fascinating craft will be able to produce a superb instrument. This book will be essential for the guitar-maker and the historian, providing as it does a unique record of the different methods of guitar design and strutting systems that have evolved since Antonio de Torres first defined the essential characteristics of the modern classical guitar in the 1850s.

The Phoenix Guitar Company s Guide to Guitarmaking for the Small Shop

The Phoenix Guitar Company s Guide to Guitarmaking for the Small Shop
Author : George S. Leach
Publisher : Wheatmark, Inc.
Total Pages : 308
Release : 2015-06-15
ISBN 10 : 9781627872522
ISBN 13 : 1627872523
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Phoenix Guitar Company s Guide to Guitarmaking for the Small Shop Book Description:

The Phoenix Guitar Company's Guide to Guitarmaking for the Small Shop is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide describing how three very different types of guitars (steel string, archtop, and classical) can be built using very similar methods. In a small shop, where space (and manpower) is limited, a guitarmaker needs to optimize his or her working area and methodology. This book demonstrates how to simplify procedures in a shop, allowing the guitarmaker to build several types of guitar without needing lots of room. The Phoenix Guitar Company's Guide to Guitarmaking for the Small Shop includes over six hundred photos and illustrations, along with tips, recommendations, and jigs to help beginners and advanced builders alike.