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Guitarmaking: Tradition and Technology: A Complete Reference for the Design & Construction of the Steel-String Folk Guitar & the Classical Guitar (Guitar Reference) Paperback – August 1, 1994
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Jonathan D. Natelson builds and repairs classical guitars and is a national supplier of tone woods for constructing stringed instruments. He lives in Philadephia.
William R. Cumpiano is a master guitarmaker and teacher of instrument building and repair in Amherst, Massachusetts, serving professional musicians across the country.
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But if you have successfully completed some other projects and want to get into your very own guitar, this book is very complete. I found answers to all the questions I had. And detailed instructions for steps that I wouldn't have thought were as complicated or critical to final performance. And by detailed I mean that the complicated steps were very well explained.
I had checked this out from the public library twice before I bought it; I will be referring to it frequently on my first build this summer, and hopefully many more.
I'd like to become a luthier; a very good luthier.
As such there's no such thing as enough knowledge.
This series is well written and the information is well presented.
As it is among the first of its kind I've every owned I can't say it's the best, BUT
I would recommend it to anyone who is on my path or just wants to refine their