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Classical Guitar Making A Modern Approach to Traditional Design

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ISBN-10: 1402720602

ISBN-13: 9781402720604

Edition: 2006

Authors: John S. Bogdanovich

List price: $34.95
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What a thrill for any musician: playing a fine-sounding instrument that he or she has lovingly crafted from scratch. With this richly illustrated manual, longtime woodworker and guitarist John Bogdanovich shows exactly how to build that first, beautiful guitar, using traditional, time-tested methods. All that’s required are basic woodworking techniques and a minimally equipped shop. Bogdanovich discusses the anatomy of the guitar, sound, choosing an instrument, selecting woods, templates and molds, and preparation. In more than 300 pages of text, he painstakingly lays out the details of construction, from assembling the neck and sides to installing the fingerboard and bridge.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication date: 2/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

The Guitar
Anatomy of the Guitar
Choosing to Build or Buy
The Wood
Types of Wood
Moisture Content
Cuts, Grain, and Selection
The Shop
What You Need in Your Shop
Jigs You Will Need to Make
Hand Tools
Vises and Clamps
Bench Tools to Make
Specialty Items
Humidity Control
Templates and Molds
The Plantilla
A Transparent Template
Side Mold
Lining Mold
The Solera
Headpiece Template and Drilling Jig
Back Workboard
Layout and Planning
Choosing the Color and Design Scheme
Materials and Parts
Plans and Layout
The Neck
The Neck Blank
The Headpiece
The Heel
The Sides
Bending and Laminating the Sides
Assembling the Neck and Sides
The Details
Bindings, Purflings, Back and Butt Strips
The Wheat Motif
The Top
Selecting a Top
Jointing and Thicknessing
The Rosette
Bracing and Patches
The Back
Jointing and Thicknessing
Assembling the Body
Before Gluing on the Top
Gluing the Top
Preparing to Glue on the Back
Bindings and Purflings
Heel Cap and Butt Strip
The Fingerboard
Making and Installing the Fingerboard
Before Fretting
Shaping the Neck
Final Touches
Understanding Finish
Final Touches and Prepping for Finishing
French Polishing
The Bridge
Bridge Design
Building the Bridge
Installing the Bridge
The Setup
The Nut, Saddle, and Tuning Machines
Strings and Final Setup
Care of Your Guitar
The Gallery
Metric Equivalents