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E-Guitar Making

Author: Norbert Waldy

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This book shall provide you with the basis and the knowledge to build your own electric guitar. read more…

Peavey Guitars

Author: Willie G Moseley

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Let’s tell it like it was: By the late 1970s, the Peavey Electronics Corporation was already respected among working musicians for its well-made, reasonably-priced amplifiers and P.A. systems. read more…

Building Electric Guitars

Author: Martin Koch

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Everything from the first steps of design to the final set-up of of solid-body, hollow-body and semi-acoustic electric guitars is covered step by step in this book. It also contains a section about winding your own pickups. read more…

The Epiphone Guitar Book

Author: Walter Carter

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The story of Epiphone, one of the oldest and most famous guitar companies, is told by former staff historian Walter Carter. read more…

An Obsession with Cigar Box Guitars

Author: David Sutton

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Professional photographer and woodworking enthusiast David Sutton first chronicled the modern revival of the cigar box guitar in his best-selling book, Cigar Box Guitars. read more…

Guitar Building Basics

Author: Beau Pacheco

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Acoustic guitars make the perfect woodworking project. Whether you’re a professional musician or simply an interested wood worker, building a guitar is a very satisfying project. read more…

Guitar Making

Author: Alex Willis

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Making an acoustic guitar is much easier than most people suppose and this straightforward guide shows you how. read more…

The Martin Book

Author: Walter Carter

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For over 170 years the C.F. Martin company has produced some of the finest flat-top acoustic guitars in the world. Martin’s designs for the shape and construction of these instruments have influenced virtually every other manufacturer, read more…

60 Years of Fender

Author: Tony Bacon

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The latest addition to Tony Bacon’s acclaimed series of guitar books, 60 Years of Fender gives a year-by-year history of the most successful electric guitar maker. read more…

One Man’s Trash

Author: William J Jehle

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William J Jehle, detritomusicologist and cigar box guitar historian, has collected fragments of these forgotten instruments to create the first written history dedicated to these humble instruments. read more…

Classical Guitar Making

Author: John S. Bogdanovich

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What a thrill for any musician: playing a fine-sounding instrument that he or she has lovingly crafted from scratch. read more…

The Fender Bass

Author: J.W. Black

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When Leo Fender added a bass to his growing family of instruments 50 years ago, he created a new world for musicians and revolutionized an industry in the process. read more…

The Luthier’s Handbook

Author: Roger H. Siminoff

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An essential item for the instrument builder, The Luthier’s Handbook explores the secrets and science behind making good-sounding acoustic stringed instruments. read more…

Guitars from George and Leo

Author: George Fullerton

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Almost every guitarist knows the guitar companies Fender and G&L. Both these companies grew from the successful friendship and business partnership of George Fullerton and Leo Fender. read more…

Maker Dad

Author: Mark Frauenfelder

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As the editor in chief of MAKE magazine, Mark Frauenfelder has spent years combing through DIY books, but he’s never been able to find one with geeky projects he can share with his two daughters. read more…

The Guitar and Amp Sourcebook

Author: Mike Abbott

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The biggest and baddest book of axes out there. Whether you’re an expert musician or an enthusiastic novice, The Guitar & Amp Sourcebook has something for you. read more…

Luthierie

Author: David Lewis Edwards

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“Luthierie, The Art of Building Classical Guitars”” presents making classical guitars from a non-technical perspective. read more…

Guitarmaking

Author: William R. Cumpiano

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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,” read more…