A Guitar Maker's Manual

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1986 - Music - 104 pages
(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
1
The Soundboard
5
The Neck
15
The Sides
23
The Back
27
Assembly
33
Binding and Purfling
41
The Adjustable Truss Rod
47
Shaping the Neck
57
Finishing
61
The Bridge
71
Setting Up the Guitar for Playing
79
Fitting a Florentine Cutaway
85
Jigs
89
Template Diagrams
103
Copyright

The Fretboard
51

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