Big Red Book of American Lutherie Volume Six, 2000-2002

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

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Big Red Book of American Lutherie Volume Six, 2000-2002

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

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. Volume Six is 568 pages.

Volume Six contains American Lutherie issues #61-72 from 2000-2002.

Highlights:
•   Voicing Instruments with Dana Bourgeois
•   Development of the European Guitar by Gary Southwell
•   Crafting pickguards in the Huss / Dalton shop
•   Violin construction in Rene Morizot's shop, violin setup by Don Overstreet
•   Dot marker position gauges by R.M. Mottola
•   Prefinish surface prep by Fred Campbell
•   An introduction to metal engraving by David Giuletti
•   Evolving the dished workboard, Working with waterborne finishes, Inlay techniques, and alternative lutherie woods by John Calkin
•   Battery-powered instrument amps by Joseph Ennis
•   Miguel Rodriguez family tree by Ron Fernandez
•   Small shop production techniques by Ralph Novak
•   Detailed step-by-step tutorials with Eugene Clark, Huss and Dalton, Rick Turner, John Greven, Peter Giolitto, R.M. Mottolo, and more
•   Detailed drawings of Neo-Irish Harp, 1977 Miguel Rodriguez classical, 1869 Francisco Gonzalez classical
•   Convention lectures from Paul Schuback, Bob Benedetto, Gary Southwell, John Monteleone, Gregory Byers, Eugene Clark, Fred Campbell, John Greven, and more
•   Meet Geza Burkhardt, Fabio Ragghianti, Masaru Kohno, Henry Stocek, Rick Turner, Harry Fleishman, Sergio Huerta Chavez, Sebastian Stenzel, Bob Benedetto, John Kitakis, Ralph Novak, Michihiro Matsuda, and more



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Great Information

By Custom Ware Guitars from Florida
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 01, 2013


Lots of information in this one. Some things I knew, some I had forgotten, and some I hadn't considered. Well worth the price.

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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