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Making an Archtop Guitar

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(Guitar). The definitive work on the design and construction of an acoustic archtop guitar by one of the most talented luthiers of the twentieth century. Benedetto walks the reader through all aspects of construction through to marketing your finished work. Includes a list of suppliers to acquire all the tools and materials listed; a list of serial numbers for Benedetto gu ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Centerstream Publications
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Lee
Jul 16, 2016 Lee rated it liked it
As others have suggested, this is much more of an overview of the process, rather than an in-depth discussion of the construction steps. There is very little guidance regarding the detail of the processes or insight into the potential pitfalls etc.

It is a beautiful book, well written, and showcases Benedetto's life and work wonderfully. Some of the illustrations could have been a bit clearer, but on the most part is a good read.

If you are going to construct a guitar I would firmly recommend re
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Peter
Aug 01, 2013 Peter rated it it was amazing
The book assumes you're not a beginning wood worker, so he's able to focus on essentials in a clear and concise manner, with a teaching style that guides you to acquire experience and a feel for what you're doing. There's much a flat-top luthier can pick up as well. Even if you never build an archtop, it's a great read.
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