A Guitar Maker's Manual
(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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Binding and Purfling
The Adjustable Truss Rod
Shaping the Neck
Setting Up the Guitar for Playing
Fitting a Florentine Cutaway
12th fret 80 grit sandpaper alignment and,using back strip backsaw bending Binding and Purfling bookmatched bridge pin bridge plate bridge saddle brush butt cabinet scraper centre join centre line Check chisel clamp in position classic guitar coat of polish coping saw cutaway cutting back depth diagram dowel clamps Drill East Indian rosewood excess glue finish flat fret position fret slot fretboard glued glueing surface grain filler guage heel block herringbone lacquer large sanding block length lower bout machine heads Mark a line marriage strip masking tape neck blank neck/body join NOTE Nylon String Guitar particle board peghead pencil piece of scrap purfling Remove rosette rosewood router saddle slot scrap wood shape sharp knife shellac smooth soundboard soundhole spanish foot spray steel string guitar straight edge swooge tangent intersects template thickness Threaded rod timber trim truss rod upper bout veneer vise western red cedar workboard