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Classical Guitar Making by John S. Bogdanovich
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Jul 01, 08

bookshelves: reference, music
Recommended for: woodworkers, guitarists, luthiers, carpenters
Read in July, 2008

This book is absolutely fantastic. Every detail on how to build a guitar from the very beginning to the end is covered in this text.

Bogdonavich takes the reader through the process step-by-step from choosing the wood, how to store it, what to look for, what to listen for, how to build templates, jigs, tools, how to set up a shop etc.

Every step of the way is not only specifically detailed in words, but also in hundreds of very clear pictures and illustrations. He touches upon a bit of the history of the guitar, why things are the way that they are and suggestions on how to improve ones carpentry skills. This book is truly indispensable to anyone that would like to study the art of luthiering. I can not say enough good things about this book. If you are looking to build your own guitar, or study the process by which a guitar is made, this is the finest source on the subject.
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