Big Red Book of American Lutherie Volume Four, 1994-1996

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The early years of American Lutherie magazine compiled into conveniently indexed hardcover volumes.

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Big Red Book of American Lutherie Volume Four, 1994-1996

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The early years of American Lutherie magazine compiled into conveniently indexed hardcover volumes.

From the Guild of American Luthiers, this massive collection is a treasure-trove of technical and how-to essays on the art and science of lutherie: tools, wood, construction and repair techniques, finishes, glues, history, and more, plus several detailed instrument plans. Articles are indexed by topic and by author.

The Big Red Books of Lutherie are built to last, with quality binding and hard covers. They're made to be used, too, and will lie open on your workbench. Each volume is 524 pages.

Volume Four contains American Lutherie issues #37-48 from 1994-1996).

Highlights:
•   Jimmy D'Aquisto's archtop guitar construction
•   Bryan Galloup resets a neck
•   Robert Ruck on tailoring classic guitar sound
•   Dan Erlewine on vintage Fender finishing
•   Hammered dulcimer making
•   Felix Manzanero's antique guitar collection
•   Guy Rabut's innovative violin design
•   Flattop guitar manufacturers' forum with Collings, Ferguson, Hoover, Larrivee, and Taylor
•   Making Baroque guitars with Lawrence K. Brown
•   Neapolitan mandolin by Robert Lundberg
•   Lattice bracing
•   Classic guitar intonation
•   Flattop guitar brace shaving
•   Detailed drawings of Martin tiple, Segovia's 1912 Ramirez, Hammered dulcimer, and English treble gamba
•   Michael Darnton's Violin Q&A series
•   Rick Turner's Electronic Answer Man column
•   Meet makers Nick Kukich, Eric Meyer, Bishop Cochran, Henry Strobel, Leo Fender and Doc Kaufman, Jim Williams, Jess Wells, Manuel Velazquez, Michael Gurian, Saul Koll, Geoff Stelling, Marc Silber, and John Mello



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An essential reference

By Beau Hannam Guitars from Grand Junction, CO 
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 17, 2012


Jam packed with sound advice, guides, reviews, interviews, tid bits, diagrams and history on all aspects of luthery, the (so far) 5 volumes of the Big Red Book represent an excellent reference section in your library and are interesting to just idly thumb through the pages as well as for addressing a specific problem. Regardless of whether you are a maker of guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, lutes (etc) these books are a fantastic way to educate yourself and further your skills and knowledge in the field. (PS- guitar in pic is Tasmanian Blackwood, L-00)

Worth having

By Keith Hollenbach from Sunbury Pa
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 12, 2012


These books are GREAT !!! I have all of them !

Must have books

By Goodin from Knoxville, TN, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 22, 2011


These books are loaded with useful information. Lots of great articles and panel discussions by some of the greatest builders of the last 20-30 years.



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