A Guitar Maker's Manual

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1986 - Music - 104 pages
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(Reference). 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.
 

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Contents

Tools
3
The Soundboard
7
The Neck
17
The Sides
25
The Back
29
Assembly
35
Binding and Purfling
43
The Adjustable Truss Rod
49
Shaping the Neck
59
Finishing
63
The Bridge
73
Setting Up the Guitar for Playing
81
Fitting a Florentine Cutaway
87
Jigs
91
Template Diagrams
105
Copyright

The Fretboard
53

Common terms and phrases

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