Guitarmaking: Tradition and Technology: A Complete Reference for the Design & Construction of the Steel-String Folk Guitar & the Classical Guitar

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Chronicle Books, 1994 - Music - 387 pages
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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.
 

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A must have for Luthiers or those wishing to assemble a guitar kit. Definitive and an easy read. It has all the illustrations and photographs needed to understand the complexities of creating your own steel string and classical guitar. Youll be astonished at its depth of technical information. Read full review

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Contents

PREFACE
6
CHAPTER Materials Tools
17
CHAPTER Preparation Planmng
30
CHAPTER The Neck the Headpiece
41
CHAPTER The Plates
93
The Soundhole Rosette
114
Soundboard Bracing
143
CHAPTER s Side Bending
176
Assembly I
186
Purfling Binding
238
The Fingerboard
265
Final Carving CT Finiting
290
Finishing
315
CHAPTER is The Bridge Pinmng the SteelString Neck
324
SetUp
356
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About the author (1994)

Jonathan D. Natelson builds and repairs classical guitars and is a national supplier of tone woods for constructing stringed instruments. He lives in Philadephia.

William R. Cumpiano is a master guitarmaker and teacher of instrument building and repair in Amherst, Massachusetts, serving professional musicians across the country.

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