Synopses & Reviews
Acoustic guitars make the perfect wood-working project. Whether you're a professional musician or simply an interested wood worker, building a guitar from scratch is a very satisfying project. Guitar Building Basics presents five, start-to-finish assembly sequences. Each sequence uses high quality color photography to illustrate every step of the process, from gluing on the top and bottom of the guitar to installing the strings and sanding the frets for a perfect set up. The assemblies range in complexity from a fairly simple renaissance guitar kit, to a full dreadnaught guitar built from scratch in a professional guitar shop. With the help of this new Guitar-Building book, nearly any amateur wood worker can buy a guitar kit and assemble the whole thing at home using only basic wood-working tools. The key is patience, and a good set of instructions - provided by this new book with over 500 color images spread across 144 pages. A talented musician with a guitar collection of his own, Beau Allen Pacheco is the perfect author for this book. Beau documents all the steps and the skills needed to do a quality job, then moves on to discuss the different types of wood, how to choose the best strings, and how to set up the neck. Each chapter includes a detailed interview with the guitar builder. Learn how the kit was developed, what kind of woods are used and why, and how to avoid the typical beginner's mistakes. Whether you're a guitar player looking to buy a quality instrument for a bargain price, or a craftsman looking for that next project, Guitar Building Basics will help you find the best kit and assemble that kit into a finished guitar you will be proud of for the rest of your life.
Jon Kosmoski - the King of Kustom Painters - puts over four decades of experience into Kosmoski’s New Kustom Painting Secrets. Jon starts with the basics: how to set up a shop, pick a compressor, and prepare the metal. Includes a thorough discussion of modern paint, and how to pick, adjust and use spray guns The test panels included in the book show a good and bad pattern, and how to adjust a gun that’s putting out a flawed pattern. No how-to-paint would be complete without at least two, start-to-finish paint jobs: a hot rod and a motorcycle paint job. The sequences start at the very beginning with the metal preparation, and include the art work, application of the candy paint, and the final clearcoats.
The King of Kustom Painters puts over four decades of experience into Kosmoski's New Kustom Painting Secrets, taking you from the basics through two complete start-to-finish paint jobs.
About the Author
Founder of House of Kolor paint, Jon Kosmoski is one of the best-known custom painters in the world. Often seen on TV as part of a Biker-Build-Off show, or in seminars held all over the country, Jon knows more about custom paint and paint application than nearly anyone alive.