Guitarmaking: Tradition and Technology: A Complete Reference for the Design & Construction of the Steel-String Folk Guitar & the Classical Guitar

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(Music Sales America). A complete reference for the design and construction of the steel-string folk guitar and the classical guitar.

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(Music Sales America). A complete reference for the design and construction of the steel-string folk guitar and the classical guitar.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811806404
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 2/1/1994
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 136,457
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.75 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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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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Table of Contents

Preface 6
Ch. 1 The Guitar's Anatomy 8
Ch. 2 Materials & Tools 16
Ch. 3 Preparation & Planning 30
Ch. 4 The Neck & the Headpiece 40
Ch. 5 The Plates 92
Ch. 6 The Soundhole Rosette 114
Ch. 7 Soundboard Bracing 142
Ch. 8 Side Bending 176
Ch. 9 Assembly I 186
Ch. 10 Assembly II 210
Ch. 11 Purfling & Binding 238
Ch. 12 The Fingerboard 264
Ch. 13 Final Carving & Finiting 290
Ch. 14 Finishing 314
Ch. 15 The Bridge, & Pinning the Steel-String Neck 324
Ch. 16 Set-Up 356
Afterword: Troubleshooting & Guitar Care 376
Bibliography 379
Bill of Materials 382
Sources of Guitarmaking Supplies 384
Index 385
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