Synopses & Reviews
Written by one of Australia's foremost luthiers, this manual is a straightforward, profusely illustrated guide to constructing nylon-string classical and steel-string guitars. Includes a useful section on creating the jigs necessary to make the job easier and more accurate, along with full size template diagrams to assist in cutting out and marking the body shape and soundboard bracing patterns. A Guitar Maker's Manual lists all of the materials needed, where to get them and what problems to look out for during the construction.
The perfect "how-to" manual for acoustic guitar lovers, this step-by-step instruction book takes the reader through the steps of building a nylon string or steel string acoustic guitar at home. The method laid out has been adapted from that which the author has used to guide his many students through their first guitar, and will result in an instrument that is appealing in both sound and appearance. Includes full-size template diagrams.