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Guitarmaking:Tradition and Technology

Guitarmaking:Tradition and Technology

A Complete Reference for the Design & Construction of the Steel-String Folk Guitar & the Classical Guitar

By William R. Cumpiano,and Jonathan D. Natelson


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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.

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Size: 8-1/2 x 10-3/4 in;
Pages: 392 pp;
360 Duotone Pholographs 100 B/W Line Drawings
Format: Paperback
Publication: February 1994
ISBN: 9780811806404
ISBN10: 811806405
William R. Cumpiano is a master guitarmaker and teacher of instrument building and repair in Amherst, Massachusetts, serving professional musicians across the country.

Jonathan D. Natelson builds and repairs classical guitars and is a national supplier of tone woods for constructing stringed instruments. He lives in Philadephia.