Guitarmaking Tradition and Technology

Author: Jonathan D. Solomon
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811806404
Format: PDF
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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 how both steel-string and classical guitars are actually designed and built. Over 450 photographs, drawings, and diagrams reveal in exquisite detail the hows, whys, and how-to's of the traditional craft of guitarmaking, all accompanied by fascinating historical and technical notes. A comprehensive bibliography; a list of tools, materials, and supply sources; and a full index complete this uniquely authoritative reference -- and essential acquisition -- for guitar and craft enthusiasts, woodworkers, and students of instrument making everywhere.

E Guitar making

Author: Norbert Waldy
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 3849577066
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book shall provide you with the basis and the knowledge to build your own electric guitar. It has been created for beginners and for advanced practitioners, focusing on the essential. If you build a guitar on your own, you should enjoy working with wood, sawing, sanding, refining, soldering, assembling and adjusting your masterwork.

The Phoenix Guitar Company s Guide to Guitarmaking for the Small Shop

Author: George S. Leach
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 1627872523
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Phoenix Guitar Company's Guide to Guitarmaking for the Small Shop is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide describing how three very different types of guitars (steel string, archtop, and classical) can be built using very similar methods. In a small shop, where space (and manpower) is limited, a guitarmaker needs to optimize his or her working area and methodology. This book demonstrates how to simplify procedures in a shop, allowing the guitarmaker to build several types of guitar without needing lots of room. The Phoenix Guitar Company's Guide to Guitarmaking for the Small Shop includes over six hundred photos and illustrations, along with tips, recommendations, and jigs to help beginners and advanced builders alike.

The Art and Craft of Making Classical Guitars

Author: Manuel Rodriguez
Publisher: Hal Leonard
ISBN: 1476855536
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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(Guitar Reference). 100th anniversary updated edition! Rich in beauty, sound, and history, Manuel Rodriguez and Sons' classical and flamenco guitars have been handcrafted in Madrid since 1909, and the company's creations are still acclaimed today. This book presents master luthier Manuel Rodriguez's thoughts on the history of the instrument he loved, including how the guitar attained its prominent position among musical instruments. Filled with fabulous historical photos, memorabilia, and more, this book is essential for all admirers of the guitar. A special new section on "Music with World Leaders," sponsored by the King of Spain, promotes the importance of music for children and much more.

Electric Guitars

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Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785835725
Format: PDF
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Electric Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia is a tour through pop-music’s most celebrated musical instrument. Covering several decades of iconic pieces, this guide describes electric guitars produced by every significant manufacturer from Alembic to Zemaitis. Alongside every model is detailed information and a host of action pictures of key players, from Chet Atkins from Joey Z. 1,200 photographs really bring each guitar to life. With 800 classic, rare and unusual instruments from all major manufacturers in studio-quality photographs, plus illustrations of key players, original ads, and memorabilia, it’s easy to get lost within these pages. Comprehensive and informative text with a unique A-to-Z guitar directory covers makers’ histories, great guitarists, and musical trends. This is the definitive guide to the electric guitar, written and researched by the world’s leading authorities on the instrument that has shaped over 50 years of popular music. In words and pictures, detailed descriptions of just why the electric guitar is the most exciting icon of modern pop music.

Gitarre f r Dummies

Author: Mark Phillips
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527709991
Format: PDF
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Von Akkord bis Zupftechnik Alles, was Sie Über das Gitarrespielen wissen mÜssen Wer wÜnschte sich nicht schon einmal, als Gitarrist auf der BÜhne zu stehen oder an einem idyllischen Lager - feuer mit seinem Gitarrenspiel zu glÄnzen? Die leidenschaftlichen Gitarristen Mark Philipps und Jon Chappell zeigen Ihnen den Weg: Hier lernen Sie schnell, Akkorde und Melodien zu spielen, selbst wenn Sie noch keine einzige Note lesen kÖnnen! Sie erfahren, wie man die Gitarre richtig hÄlt und den eigenen Sound verbessert. DarÜber hinaus lernen Sie alles Wichtige Über die Gitarre von Kauf, Pflege und Stimmen des Instruments bis hin zuden verschiedenen Stilrichtungen.

Hand Made Hand Played

Author: Robert Shaw
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781579907877
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Feast your eyes on more than 300 of today’s most creative, imaginative, and gorgeous hand-made guitars--all illustrated in full color and featuring information about the innovative artisans who created them. Meet guitar-making legends, such as C.F. Martin, Les Paul, and Leo Fender, who revolutionized the instrument’s design. Discover why the past 25 years have seen an explosion of craftspeople who build guitars by hand, employing an attention to detail factories can’t afford and using higher quality materials and more technical skill than in any previous era. Explore the various guitar styles used in a range of musical traditions, from blues to classical. Detailed information about each guitar’s specifications, plus personal statements and anecdotes from the artisans about their work and techniques complete each entry. Rounding out the book is a Web directory and an index of luthiers. Players, craftspeople, collectors, and those who are simply fans of this popular instrument will find this volume irresistible!

Making an Archtop Guitar

Author: Robert Benedetto
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781574240009
Format: PDF
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(Guitar). The definitive work on the design and construction of an acoustic archtop guitar by one of the most talented luthiers of the twentieth century. Benedetto walks the reader through all aspects of construction through to marketing your finished work. Includes a list of suppliers to acquire all the tools and materials listed; a list of serial numbers for Benedetto guitars; full-color plates featuring the author's models; photos from the author's personal scrapbook of players who endorse his guitars; and fold-out templates for construction. 8-1/2 x 11 .