By John Bogdanovich A comprehensive, meticulously photographed and authoritatively written guide for the builder who has basic woodworking skills and a minimally equipped shop. This is one of the most visually impressive lutherie books we've seen, covering every step from wood selection to final setup. 310 pages, hardcover.
In over 300 pages, with over 600 excellent color photos and drawings, an accomplished luthier/guitarist guides you through the construction of a fan-braced nylon-string concert guitar with Spanish heel block. Mold and template fabrication are given noteworthy coverage, as well as procedures for finishing in shellac, French polishing and spray lacquer. You'll also learn how to make beautiful wooden bindings, purflings, and a classical bridge from scratch. Reduced-size plans are printed in the book.