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Making an Archtop Guitar Paperback – January 1, 1996
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I make my living as a woodworker, so I didn't really have any problems with the carving, joinery or finishing parts, but I imagine that a novice woodworker might run into some trouble. Since this was my first guitar, the more lutherie oriented parts gave me a bit more pause. I don't think I would have gotten the quality of result that I did without the outside sources to which I referred. The sections on fretwork and set up are, for example, barely adequate. The basic information is there, but there is a dearth of any hints, and I discovered that fretwork and set up are areas in which one needs hints.
Again, I recommend the book, but with the caveat that you'll want to read more elsewhere.
As it stands its not too far away from a 5 stars.
with a bit
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Anxious to get home and to get this project under way !
I will take pictures along the way to track my progress and the mistakes/brain storms I will certainly makes during... Read more
My only complaint is that this is a very advanced subject written by a skilled craftsman as though it were a weekend project. Read morePublished 10 months ago by jwadli
Great book. If you are into guitar making or just curious, this is a great read.Published 10 months ago by Joel L Brown
Regarding the Kindle edition. Other reviewers mention plans and layout drawings that DO NOT APPEAR in this edition. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Treehugger
Have made four archtops using what I learned in this book.Published 16 months ago by William E.Mowry
I enjoyed this book and found it very useful. I've built a guitar using it's plans and instructions. It didn't come out perfect but then again it's only my first one. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ardor