Guitarmaking: Tradition and Technology: A Complete Reference for the Design & Construction of the Steel-String Folk Guitar & the Classical Guitar, Page 2. Guitarmaking has ratings and 5 reviews. Serge said: This book has been called the Bible of Guitar Making by many and although it shows some signs o. Guitarmaking Tradition & Technology. Item No. 18BGMT. By: William Cumpiano and John Natelson. A complete reference for the design and construction of the.

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See all 9 brand new listings. Goodreads helps giitarmaking keep track of books you want to read. Common terms and phrases acoustic aligned angle Apply bending billet binding strip blank block block plane brace ends bridge bridge pins builders C-clamps cam clamps carving caul trafition centerseam channel chisel classical guitar coping saw curved cutter drill bit edge facet finger fingerboard traditon flat flush fret garnet glue glued grain hardwood headblock headpiece headstock heel cap heelblock hole i6 inch traditino joint kerf ledge length luthier mark marquetry masking tape material miter mortise neck neckshaft notch outline pencil piece pinned bridge pins plane plate pressure procedure purfling razor saw remove rosette rosewood router saddle sanding board sandpaper seam segment shaft shave shown in Fig side slot smooth soundboard soundbox soundhole spruce square steel-string guitars Step straight straightedge string strokes surface table saw tailblock taper template tenon thick tion tool trim truss rod upper bout upper face brace veneer vise width wood workboard.

Cj rated it really liked it May 22, A great deal of detail is devoted to each stage of the build from wood selection, tools, assembly methods and finishing.


The design and build covers only a single dreadnaught steel string and classical type guitar contruction. It has a chapter dedicated to b Recommended by a Veteran Luthier, this edition seems dated though does provide both the historical process that is the modern day guitar as well as the technical process.

Jun 03, Sean rated it really liked it. Recommended for advanced students but can help the beginner to understand why the steel string guitar exists at all. Nicholas rated it really liked it Jun 07, The authors state that the instructions are meant to describe the way they think a guitar should be built at a novice level although immediate and advanced luthiers will find plenty of useful reference information.

Chronicle Books Staff, Inc. Mayank Agrawal rated it really liked it Oct 03, Richard Bodien rated it it was amazing May 12, Both type are described simlutaneously with the differences between two being called out in the instructions.

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The book goes through 1 Tools and jigs what you need and how to build some and maintain the important ones 2 Design steps 3 Material selection 4 Build and 5 Setup. It may be the most definitive book on acoustic guitar building guitarmkaing it not the complete book.

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Teaches both the insides and outs of Classical Guitars and Steel String acoustics. Want to Read saving…. About this product Synopsis Music Sales America.

Meticulous detail is presented throughout and I believe that if you have the time to invest in such an endeavor and you carefully follow the guigarmaking, you too will be able to produce a quality instrument. 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 traditionn both steel-string and classical guitars are actually designed and built.


Account Options Sign in. This can’t be the only book on building an acoustic guitar you will need but it should be your first. Show More Show Less. It would be a delight if the book was updated with color pics. The book is meant to technllogy the fundamentals of guitar building, and it does so by walking the reader through the build process of one steel string guitar and one classica This book is starting to show its age, and honestly, that’s the main reason it only gets 4 stars.

Meticulous detail is presented throughout and I believe technoloy if you have the time to invest in such an endeavor This book has been called the “Bible of Guitar Making” by many and although it shows some signs of age, the concept and execution are brilliant.

It has a chapter dedicated to building your own truss rod For my purposes as a beginner its a little too direct to apply to my experience. There are ample black and white photos throughout, though it is guitrmaking insightful overviews that will grab your attention.

Tradition and Technology by William Cumpiano. Open Preview See a Problem? A must have for Luthiers or those wishing to assemble a guitar kit.