Classical Guitar Making: A Modern Approach to Traditional Design

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 309 pages
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"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.

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Arrived fast. The book is awesome. Easy to follow. My husband has made a few guitars. This is the first book he has looked at. I bought this as a surprise.. He was really impressed. Read full review

Classical Guitar Making: A Modern Approach to Traditional Design

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Learn how to create your own classical guitar (not an inexpensive undertaking) with this highly specialized first book by luthier and guitarist Bogdanovich, who makes his love for the instrument clear ... Read full review


PART ONEPreparation
Choosing to Build or Buy
Moisture Content
Templates and Molds
Lining Mold
Headpiece Template and Drilling
Plans and Layout
The Neck

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