Guitarmaking: Tradition and Technology: A Complete Reference for the Design & Construction of the Steel-String Folk Guitar & the Classical Guitar, Page 2. Guitarmaking has ratings and 5 reviews. Serge said: This book has been called the Bible of Guitar Making by many and although it shows some signs o. Guitarmaking Tradition & Technology. Item No. 18BGMT. By: William Cumpiano and John Natelson. A complete reference for the design and construction of the.

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Guitarmaking: Tradition and Technology

Natelson Snippet view – Andrew Cottle rated it it was amazing Oct 24, Guitarmaking by Jonathan D. It has all the illustrations and photographs needed to understand the complexities of creating your own steel string and classical guitar.

Book is guitarkaking well and relatively easy to understand. Books by William Cumpiano. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Created a one of a kind guitar using the Guitarmaking reference I bought this book for my brother who is a woodworker and makes a lot of novelty items and wanted to make a guitar.


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Cumpiano technolkgy a master guitarmaker and teacher of instrument building and repair in Amherst, Massachusetts, serving professional musicians across the country. This is known as the bible of guitar building and has lots of essential information, however it also details some unecessarily difficult approaches to guitar buidling that make it a more challenging way to build than it needs to be.

Feb 15, Michael rated it liked it. Richard Purcell rated it it was amazing Jul 15, The introduction says right off the bat not to use hide glue If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.

Saurabh rated it it was amazing Mar 24, The book served its fundamental purpose of providing a guide for him to build a guitar that was functional. Preview — Guitarmaking by William Cumpiano. Books Golden Books Staff.

Recommended for advanced students but can help the beginner to understand why the steel string guitar exists at all. Guitarmmaking must have for Luthiers or those wishing to assemble a guitar kit.

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I use hide glue and haven’t had any guitarmakimg with it yet. William CumpianoJonathan D. William Cumpiano is the St. It’s worth mentioning that this book will not turn you into a master luthier.


This book is starting to show its age, and honestly, that’s the main reason it only gets 4 stars. Youll be astonished at its depth of technical information. Nicholas rated it really liked it Jun 07, It exclusively uses the traditional and time-tested method employed by the author. Overall this is a must read for anyone interested in Luthiers and what goes into creating a hand made instrument.

Great Deal Very thorough and concise explanation of guitar construction repair etc Verified purchase: No eBook available Chronicle Books Amazon. Open Preview See a Problem? It is most definitely geared for technilogy shops with advanced knowledge and even metal work.