Guitarmaking: Tradition and Technology

A Complete Reference for the Design & Construction of the Steel-String Folk Guitar & the Classical Guitar

Author: Jonathan D. Solomon,William Cumpiano

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811806404

Category: Music

Page: 392

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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.

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

A Step-by-Step Approach

Author: George S. Leach

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1627872523

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 308

View: 7744


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.

E-Guitar making

from practitioner to practitioner

Author: Norbert Waldy

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3849577066

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 3358


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.

The Art and Craft of Making Classical Guitars

Author: Manuel Rodr’guez

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781423480358

Category: Music

Page: 176

View: 7522


(Guitar Reference). 100th anniversary updated edition! Rich in beauty, sound, and history, Manuel Rodriguez and Sons' classical and flamenco guitars have been handcrafted in Madrid since 1909, and the company's creations are still acclaimed today. This book presents master luthier Manuel Rodriguez's thoughts on the history of the instrument he loved, including how the guitar attained its prominent position among musical instruments. Filled with fabulous historical photos, memorabilia, and more, this book is essential for all admirers of the guitar. A special new section on "Music with World Leaders," sponsored by the King of Spain, promotes the importance of music for children and much more.

Antonio de Torres, Guitar Maker

His Life and Work

Author: José L. Romanillos

Publisher: Bold Strummer Limited

ISBN: 9780933224933

Category: Music

Page: 338

View: 2423


This text is a thorough study on the Spanish luthier, Antonia de Torres (1817-1892) who had a profound influence on the shape of the modern guitar.

Making an Archtop Guitar

Author: Robert Benedetto

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781574240009

Category: Music

Page: 260

View: 8633


(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 .

Make Your Own Electric Guitar

Author: Melvyn Hiscock

Publisher: Nbs Publications

ISBN: 9780953104901

Category: Music

Page: 218

View: 3756


For some, it is not enough to buy a guitar--the challenge of designing and hand-making a unique, customized instrument is the dream. Since 1986, these people have turned to one book: Make Your Own Electric Guitar. Written in a clear, relaxed style, it covers every facet of guitar design and construction, as well as electronic theory and practice, and full woodworking and wiring techniques--all supported with plenty of photos and diagrams. Now in a revised and expanded edition, Make Your Own Electric Guitar will enable any musician or enthusiast with basic woodworking skills to create a uniquely valuable instrument.

Blue guitar

Author: Ken Vose,Leslie Jean-Bart

Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc


Category: Music

Page: 132

View: 8090


Capturing the unique beauty of an unparalleled collection of specially-made blue guitars, this compendium contains cutting-edge design and layout, as well as interviews with the guitarmakers. 133 color photos.

Electric Guitars

The Illustrated Encyclopedia

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785835725

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 5978


Electric Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia is a tour through pop-music’s most celebrated musical instrument. Covering several decades of iconic pieces, this guide describes electric guitars produced by every significant manufacturer from Alembic to Zemaitis. Alongside every model is detailed information and a host of action pictures of key players, from Chet Atkins from Joey Z. 1,200 photographs really bring each guitar to life. With 800 classic, rare and unusual instruments from all major manufacturers in studio-quality photographs, plus illustrations of key players, original ads, and memorabilia, it’s easy to get lost within these pages. Comprehensive and informative text with a unique A-to-Z guitar directory covers makers’ histories, great guitarists, and musical trends. This is the definitive guide to the electric guitar, written and researched by the world’s leading authorities on the instrument that has shaped over 50 years of popular music. In words and pictures, detailed descriptions of just why the electric guitar is the most exciting icon of modern pop music.