Solomon Chronicle Books- Music — pages 4 Reviews https: Meticulous detail is presented throughout trwdition I believe that if you have the time to invest in such an endeavor and you carefully follow the direction, you too will be able to produce a quality instrument. See all 9 brand new listings. Book is written well and relatively easy to understand. Dominick San Angelo rated it really liked it Oct 05, It thoroughly and concisely takes you through guitar building step by step, with great illustrations. Richard Bodien rated it it was amazing May 12, Recommended by a Veteran Luthier, this edition seems dated though does provide both the historical process that is the modern day guitar as well as the technical process. Published February 1st by Chronicle Books first published Greg Huber rated it really liked it Jul 12, Cumpiano is a master guitarmaker and teacher of instrument building and repair in Amherst, Massachusetts, serving professional musicians across the country.
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Start your review of Guitarmaking: Tradition and Technology Write a review Shelves: music , guitar This book has been called the "Bible of Guitar Making" by many and although it shows some signs of age, the concept and execution are brilliant. William Cumpiano presents a step by step tutorial on how to build either a classical or steel string guitar, from scratch. There are ample black and white photos throughout, though it is the insightful overviews that will grab your attention.
Meticulous detail is presented throughout and I believe that if you have the time to invest in such an endeavor This book has been called the "Bible of Guitar Making" by many and although it shows some signs of age, the concept and execution are brilliant. Meticulous detail is presented throughout and I believe that if you have the time to invest in such an endeavor and you carefully follow the direction, you too will be able to produce a quality instrument.
This is a brilliant book that could possibly be made slightly better with a newer addition with color photographs and perhaps some more contemporary techniques. Overall this is a must read for anyone interested in Luthiers and what goes into creating a hand made instrument. It is carefully worded in an almost romantic tone however you will have the urge from time to time to skip paragraphs. Teaches both the insides and outs of Classical Guitars and Steel String acoustics. It is most definitely geared for production shops with advanced knowledge and even metal work.
It has a chapter dedicated to Recommended by a Veteran Luthier, this edition seems dated though does provide both the historical process that is the modern day guitar as well as the technical process. It has a chapter dedicated to building your own truss rod For my purposes as a beginner its a little too direct to apply to my experience. The introduction says right off the bat not to use hide glue Even so it is good to have another perspective with alternative solutions to common construction issues.
Learning the history is even more important. Recommended for advanced students but can help the beginner to understand why the steel string guitar exists at all.
Dremel , etc. The book is meant to teach the fundamentals of guitar building, and it does so by walking the reader through the build process of one steel string guitar and one classical guitar. It exclusively uses the traditional and time-tested method employed by the author.
If your goal is to build world class instruments you owe it to yourself to explore additional methods, and you will need to spend time studying with experienced luthiers. Sep 29, Dey Martin rated it it was amazing The holy bible for guitar builders. William Cumpiano is the St. Peter of lutherie.
Guitarmaking: Tradition and Technology
Sajar Mayank Agrawal rated it liked it Dec 06, See all 9 brand new listings. It is well written and will be useful as a reference book for both the novice and the experienced luthier. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is known as the bible of guitar building and has lots of essential information, however it also details some unecessarily difficult approaches to guitar buidling that make it a more challenging way to build than it needs to be.
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