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.

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 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.

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.

Acoustic Guitars

Acoustic Guitars
Author :
Publisher : Chartwell Books
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2018-03-13
ISBN 10 : 9780785835714
ISBN 13 : 0785835717
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acoustic Guitars Book Description:

Acoustic Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive guide of its type ever produced, covering decades of great instruments and the people who played them. You will find here the highest quality photos of acoustic guitars produced by every significant maker, from Alvarez to Zemaitis, plus detailed information, and a host of action pictures of important players from pop, rock, jazz, country classical, blues, and folk. An acoustic guitar need not be a simple brown box with a neck attached. Acoustic Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia celebrates the unusual, the different and the purely bizarre in addition to the assured roots-based craft of the finest unadorned instruments, underlining the sheer diversity and variety of the acoustic stringed instruments that have been built and sold and played through three centuries. Here are resonator guitars made since the 1920s by Dobro, National, and others, often with highly decorated metal bodies; revered flat-tops from Martin, Taylor, Gibson, and more; peculiarly shaped and oddly featured creations from many of the custom builders; early 20th-century harp guitars with extra strings and extended bodies; creative archtops from D’Angelico, Epiphone, Benedetto, and more; and plastic-equipped constructions from Ovation. The comprehensive and informative text is in a clear A-to-Z format organized by brand name, written and researched by a unique team of the world’s leading authorities on the subject. Acoustic Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia shows in words and pictures just why and how the acoustic guitar continues to be the most popular musical instrument in the world.

Clapton s Guitar

Clapton s Guitar
Author : Allen St. John
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2005-10-12
ISBN 10 : 9780743281980
ISBN 13 : 0743281985
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clapton s Guitar Book Description:

In 1994, Eric Clapton came across a Wayne Henderson guitar in a recording studio and decided on the spot that he had to have one. Rarer than Stradivarius violins, these musical works of art are built from near-extinct Brazilian Rosewood, Appalachian spruce, black ebony, and fine mother-of-pearl. With Henderson's keen ear for the vibrations of each piece of wood he uses, each note that comes out of them has the power of a cannon and the sweetness of maple syrup. In Clapton's Guitar, Allen St. John recounts how a perfect acoustic guitar comes into the world and how an artist gauges perfection. Wayne Henderson, master luthier and genius in blue jeans, will tell you that he simply puts penknife to wood and carves away "everything that isn't a guitar." This is the story of a master artist, set deep in the mountains of southwestern Virginia in a brick, one-story guitar shop, as busy and chaotic inside as it is simple outside. The space is well-lighted, cluttered with power tools, air hoses, and guitar bodies in various stages of completion. It is in this modest shop that Wayne Henderson crafts some of the most highly coveted acoustic guitars on earth, including one very special instrument he built for Eric Clapton. Normally, there is a ten-year wait for a Henderson guitar, and St. John finds there are no exceptions even for an iconic figure like Clapton. But seeing it as a shortcut to getting his own guitar done, St. John jump-starts the process, and then takes readers with him on a mesmerizing journey into the heart of high-end instrument making with the man The Washington Post calls the "Mad Scientist of Mountain Music." Henderson, a small-town wise man, is not only the star of this book as a master guitar maker but also is the star of any stage he sets foot on as a master guitar player, equally at home at Carnegie Hall or the local VFW hall. Around this drolly humorous man circulates a small coterie of colorful characters and inspired musicians, who welcome you for an all-too-brief visit. By book's end, you too will want to be Wayne Henderson's friend. In a rich tapestry of folklore and folksiness, St. John tells the story of building the Clapton guitar in loving detail, from the centuries-old forests where great tonewood grows, to the auction floor of Christie's where one of Clapton's guitars commands over $700,000. It's also a loving look at Wayne's corner of the world, the Blue Ridge mountain hamlets where American traditional music was born, and of Wayne's hometown of Rugby, Virginia, population 7, where the winding roads have kept progress at bay. Whether you love old-time music, unplugged rock, traditional American craftsmanship, or simply gifted storytelling, Clapton's Guitar is an engaging work that you will want to savor and share with friends.

Building an Acoustic Guitar

Building an Acoustic Guitar
Author : Bruce Scism
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2021-03
ISBN 10 : 1736044753
ISBN 13 : 9781736044759
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building an Acoustic Guitar Book Description:

An illustrated, detailed, step-by-step guide to building an acoustic guitar. Written and designed to provide the confidence, directions, and skill building exercises for a novice or relatively new acoustic guitar builder. The book is designed for a person who wants to first build from a kit (from Martin Guitars, for example) and includes opportunities and instructions on customization to make their instrument truly unique. Woodworking skills are not required; special sections are included that lay out exercises that allow a person to practice and build sufficient skills to accomplish the more difficult and/or critical points of the build. A special section is devoted to the skills to inlay a design or logo into the headstock.