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The Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Volume Seven, 2003-2005

The Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Volume Seven, 2003-2005

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The Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Volume Seven, 2003-2005

About This Item

Now you can read the back issues 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 Seven is 568 pages.

Volume Seven contains American Lutherie issues #73-84 from 2003-2005.

•   Step-by-step archtop mandolin making with Don MacRostie
•   Tarrega Torres restoration with Jeffrey Elliot
•   Through-the-soundhole repair techniques with Frank Ford and Dan Erlewine
•   Guitar design and violin soundhole placement with Steve Klein
•   Fox binding method and access panels
•   Carlson's unique approach to design
•   Fleishman on inlay
•   Brune's concerns of highly successful guitar makers
•   Greven on decorative guitar heel carving
•   Doolin's shopmade side bender
•   Kauffman on carbon fiber
•   Byers on rosette marquetry
•   Calkin's shop tips, including making bridge blanks and lacquer details
•   Reduced plans of 1888 Torres guitar, 2003 Reyes flamenco guitar, Columbian tiple, hurdy-gurdy, Savart-style upright bass, and 7-string Russian guitar.
•   Meet Frank Ford, Steve Grimes, John Greven, Dake Traphagen, Charles Beare, George Morris, Jeffrey Yong, Sue & Ray Mooers of Dusty Strings, Lester DeVoe, Bob Jones, Kathy Matsushita, Jay Hargreaves, and others.

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Great reference book.


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Excellent book


Excellent resource


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Vol 7 is as packed full of knowledge as all the other volumes of the Big Red Book all of which are well worth owning.