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Step-By-Step Guitar Makingby Alex Willis
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With basic woodworking skills, a modest work space, and only a few special tools, even an amateur can make an instrument fit for the concert platform with this guide. Fully illustrated instructions guide the builder through the entire creative process from choosing materials for the guitar to stringing and setting up. The guitar created in this book is a steel-stringed cutaway orchestra model with 14 frets to the body joint. This pattern is ideal for the finger style player, providing excellent projection in bass, middle, and treble ranges. Plans are included for the entire instrument as well as detailed drawings of individual parts. This manual comes complete with instructions on how to tune the soundboard, place the frets accurately, and adjust the action for comfortable playing.
Making an acoustic guitar is much easier than most people suppose, and this straightforward guide shows you how. Fully illustrated instructions take you through the whole prodecure, from choosing materials to stringing and setting up. With basic woodworking skills, a medest work space and only a few specialist tools, you too can make an instrument fit for the concert platform. The guitar described in this book is the ever-popular stell-stringed OM cutaway model with 14 frets to the body joint. This pattern is ideal for the fingerstyle player, giving good projection in bass, middle and treble ranges. The book includes full-size plans of the whole instrument as well as details of individual parts. You will learn how to tune the soundboard, to place the rets accurately, and to adjust the action for comfortable playing. There is nothing mysterious about making a musical instrumentL it is a skill like any other, and with th4e aid of this book, and the full-size plans enclosed, you can learn it. AN all-round craftsman with experience of everything from boatbuilding to house renovation, Alex Willis now makes fine custom guitars full time. His range includes both classical and steel-string models, all handcrafted from the finest materials.
Straightorward guide shows you how to make an acoustic guitar with ease.
About the Author
Alex Willis is an all-around craftsman with experience in boatbuilding and house renovation. He now creates fine custom guitars on a full-time basis.
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