Make Your Own Electric Guitar

Make Your Own Electric Guitar

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by Melvyn Hiscock
     
 

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For some, it is not enough to buy a guitar—the challenge of designing and hand-making a unique, customized instrument is the dream. Since 1986, these people have turned to one book: Make Your Own Electric Guitar. Written in a clear, relaxed style, it covers every facet of guitar design and construction, as well as electronic theory and practice, and

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For some, it is not enough to buy a guitar—the challenge of designing and hand-making a unique, customized instrument is the dream. Since 1986, these people have turned to one book: Make Your Own Electric Guitar. Written in a clear, relaxed style, it covers every facet of guitar design and construction, as well as electronic theory and practice, and full woodworking and wiring techniques—all supported with plenty of photos and diagrams. Now in a revised and expanded edition, Make Your Own Electric Guitar will enable any musician or enthusiast with basic woodworking skills to create a uniquely valuable instrument.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780953104901
Publisher:
NBS Publications
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition, Second edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.54(d)

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Make Your Own Electric Guitar 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
fishtownmike More than 1 year ago
The bible of electric guitar building. Hands down the best book on the subject. Will guide you through everything you need to do to build an electric guitar or bass guitar. Cover three different project from bolt on neck, glued set neck and neck through construction. Can't go wrong with this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is very good for someones like me who is only an amatuer woodworker and second rate guitarist. things were explained without beating around the bush, and there are a great deal of design aspects covered. I only had one problem with this book, at points it seemed like it was diving in to the middle of an explanation without covering the beginning(for example parts of the chapter 'electrickery') but this wasn't frequent enough to bother me that much and it was usually easy to figure out what had come before. it's excellent an book for someones whoes new to the feild and wants to learn the various aspects of it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dear Sirs: At 46 I'm learning to play a piano, guitar and bass all at the same time. Some people think that at 46 your too old to learn. Staying active is important not only for work but for recreation. I find this book very useful not only to make a guitar of your own design but also to maintain and repair one. I've dreamed of a plastic electric guitar and the reason being is to save the trees. Because an electric guitar and bass relies on a magnetic pick up, I don't see why it isn't possible to make an electric guitar out of plastic or fiberglas which is lighter than wood and stronger than steel, and that way it won't wart with heat and humidity. I've always dreamed of designing and building a three neck guitiar (Bass 5 string, Treble, 6 string and 12 string, and I've always dreamed of making my own unique designs. This book tells you everything you need to know about guitar making. My next challenge is to learn to make a bango, acoustic guitar and a mandolin. I've don't home remodeling just for the sake of learning how to do something new. Even if I'm too old to be a rock star, I can manage and finance a band or several, and that's better than being a rock star. At least you stay out of sight and have privacy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is like a dream to people who ever dreamed of making their own guitars. It has step-by-step instructions on how to build a guitar toi the finest details. This book is a must for wood workers and people who love music.
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