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.

Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar

Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar
Author : Jonathan Kinkead
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : 0634054635
ISBN 13 : 9780634054631
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar Book Description:

(Book). Every guitarist dreams of owning a handmade instrument, but for most, the cost is likely to be prohibitive. The alternative building your own fine guitar is not as difficult as you might imagine, given some skill, patience, and the expert guidance of a master luthier. Every step of construction is fully covered, from choice, selection, and preparation of woods, to consideration of size, bracing, and tonal qualities. Each step of the building sequence is clearly photographed in color, with variations to the standard design shown to enable you to personalize your instrument as you make it. Briston, England-based Jonathan Kinkead has been building guitars for nearly 30 years. His craft is born out of experience and intuition rather than a strict following of technical detail. The resulting beauty of form and distinctive tone have earned him his reputation as one of the world's most respected independent luthiers.

The Luthier s Acoustic Guitar Making Handbook

The Luthier s Acoustic Guitar Making Handbook
Author : Chris Wynne
Publisher :
Total Pages : 53
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : OCLC:778909290
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Luthier s Acoustic Guitar Making Handbook Book Description:

"The Luthiers Acoustic Guitar Making Handbook" is filled with essential plans, measurements, templates and printed specifications to accompany each stage of construction shown on the 9 DVDs.

1 001 Acoustic Guitar Making Tips for Beginners

1 001 Acoustic Guitar Making Tips for Beginners
Author : Brian Gary Forbes
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages : 258
Release : 2015-03-13
ISBN 10 : 1508864519
ISBN 13 : 9781508864516
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1 001 Acoustic Guitar Making Tips for Beginners Book Description:

This book was created because of the very large customer response from the "Tips and Tricks" section in my first book, Acoustic Guitar Making: How to Make Tools, Templtes, and Jigs, and it is a collection of 1,001 acoustic guitar making tips. Some of the tips that were scattered around the first book have been revisited, and many new tips have been introduced, all with the goal of giving the beginning guitar maker a good head start. If you have made a few guitars already, you most likely know most of these concepts, but that is the point. Having more information at the beginning will help new guitar makers complete their first or second build with confidence, and get them on the path to producing great guitars more quickly. Had I known what I know now on the day I started my first build, it would have come out much nicer than it did, and it would have sounded quite a bit better too. Making mistakes goes along with any new skill, but having more knowledge at the start can reduce the number and severity of those mistakes. My hope is that these 1,001 tips give beginning guitar makers the confidence and know-how to get the most out of their first couple builds, and have an enjoyable first experience with acoustic guitar making. Happy building.

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.

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.

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.

Make Your Own Acoustic Guitar

Make Your Own Acoustic Guitar
Author : Melvyn Hiscock
Publisher : Nbs Publications
Total Pages : 284
Release : 2010
ISBN 10 : 0953104923
ISBN 13 : 9780953104925
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Make Your Own Acoustic Guitar Book Description:

Melvyn Hiscock's Make Your Own Electric Guitar has been the first choice for aspiring guitar makers for more than 20 years. Now he offers the same no-nonsense approach to describe how to successfully make acoustic guitars. Every aspect of the task of building a guitar is presented in a clear, helpful, and often humorous style that dispenses with much of the folklore of guitar-making and explains how to do the job in simple, easy-to-understand terms. Each step is fully illustrated with photos of the five guitars made especially for the book. An in-depth look at the processes used in the Martin guitar factory describes how major manufacturers solve similar problems and reveals how their methods can be adapted for home workshop use. Not just a how-to guide, this book is also fascinating reading for guitar enthusiasts who are interested in understanding guitars.

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.

Building Electric Guitars

Building Electric Guitars
Author : Martin Koch
Publisher : Koch Martin
Total Pages : 236
Release : 2001-07
ISBN 10 : 3901314075
ISBN 13 : 9783901314070
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Electric Guitars Book Description:

"Explains step by step, with almost 600 photos and more than 100 illustrations, how to build an electric guitar"--Back cover.