Making An Archtop Guitar

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Making An Archtop Guitar

By Robert Benedetto
Bob Benedetto's fantastic book on making your own archtop guitar.

Best Seller! Ever want to make an archtop guitar? Now you can learn from a true master, Bob Benedetto. The definitive book on carved-top guitarmaking, this book includes sections on wood selection, tap-tuning and plate graduation; tools and fixtures; bracing; finishing techniques, and marketing advice for the luthier. Each step in construction is fully described, with detailed illustrations and fine photography (special color photos of Bob's guitars, too).

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Archtop Guitar Design and Construction

Contents in brief

  • Wood selection
  • Making the body mold
  • Carving the top and back plates
  • Cutting F-holes
  • Top bracing and side bending
  • Neckblock and tailblock construction
  • Gluing the back to the top and sides
  • Cutting the mortise
  • Binding the body
  • Scraping the recurve
  • Making and fitting the neck
  • Fret dressing
  • Fitting the nut
  • Finishing
  • The fittings: tailpiece, bridge, fingerrest, truss rod cover and tuners
  • Final setup
  • Marketing your guitars

276 pages, softcover.


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great no nonsense book

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clear and detailed, something for all skill levels...he makes it all look easy!

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An indispensable Book!

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Along with Bob Benedetto's very detailed drawing of the Archtop guitar, this book is extremely informative and full of very useful "tricks of the trade"
Easy to follow and great value for money.
Ged Blackman, Queensland Australia

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Excellent Book

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It is really nice to see a book written by a real pro. Far too many of the so-called experts fall far short of their self proclaimed status but Bob certainly does not. An excellent book in all ways.

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