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. |
|• ||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|