Subtitled “a modern approach to traditional design”, this book teaches a system of making classical guitars that is rooted in age-old conventions of the luthier's art, yet does not shy away from using power tools and other modern equipment and techniques.
Part one covers wood properties, supplies, planning and design, as well as how to make various templates, molds and jigs. Part two details every stage of construction, presenting full instructions and step-by-step photographs illustrating how to build each component. Part three covers the final touches, from finishing methods to installing the bridge, strings and other hardware, and adjusting and maintaining the instrument.
A fascinating blend of time-honored practices and 21st-century woodworking techniques.
Hardcover, 8 3/4" × 11", 309 pages, 2007.