Norman's Rare Guitars features some of the guitars from one man's collection -- a look at the last 30 years of buying, selling, and collecting guitars. It includes 276 pages of breathtaking full-color images of the finest collection of vintage guitars in the world. For any true guitar fan, seeing so many great guitars in one place is like dying and going to heaven -- that makes this book a kind of travelogue to be enjoyed by any guitar enthusiast. Includes classics such as Fender, Gibson, D'Angelico, Guild, Epiphone, Martin, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Dobro, National, Danelectro, Zemantis, Musser, Vox, Coral, and Kay.
(Book). This expanded edition for beginners to experts is a step-by-step manual to maintaining and repairing electric and acoustic guitars and basses. Players learn how to set up a guitar and keep it in top form by mastering basic maintenance. Features an essential DVD that makes guitar maintenance easier than ever. New features include set-up specs of leading players; stronger coverage of guitar electronics, including pickups and wiring diagrams; and expanded coverage of acoustics.
The Art of Inlay by Larry Robinson; Richard Lloyd (Photographer)
(Book). This dazzling showcase of the art of inlay provides artistic inspiration as well as how-to instruction and design insights written by the inlay artist for U2, Led Zeppelin, and many more. Over 100 color photographs show you exquisite inlays in musical instruments, wooden boxes, and various objets d'art, while black-and-white photos and drawings guide you through the intricate process of creating your own. The book has been revised and expanded throughout, including an additional 16-page gallery of inlay examples.
(Guitar). The definitive work on the design and construction of an acoustic archtop guitar by one of the most talented luthiers of the twentieth century. Benedetto walks the reader through all aspects of construction through to marketing your finished work. Includes a list of suppliers to acquire all the tools and materials listed; a list of serial numbers for Benedetto guitars; full-color plates featuring the author's models; photos from the author's personal scrapbook of players who endorse his guitars; and fold-out templates for construction. 8-1/2 x 11 .
Electric Guitar Making and Marketing by Leo Lospennato
This book tells you everything about making electric guitars following professional standards, phase-by-phase, step-by-step. It's all about leaving your dent in the universe in the shape of the most beautiful, incredibly sounding guitar you can make-that's clear. But building guitars professionally starts before you even cut the wood: You need to setup your workplace, you have to define your identity as guitar maker, and decide the guiding principles of your endeavor as luthier. What kind of guitars will you build? For whom? What is going to be the winning characteristic of your instruments? And then you have to sell the things, of course, so the last part is focused in the marketing process. You will read about positioning your brand, pricing your instruments, photographing them, promoting them, building a great website for your lutherie business, using social networking to show your work to the world, and managing and closing guitar sales. Written by renowned luthier Leo Lospennato (author of the bestseller "Electric Guitar and Bass Design") this book represents the new standard in solid-body guitar making, and the only resource that presents both the technical and commercial aspects of the fascinating art of building musical instruments.
The first edition of Understanding Wood was published in 1980 and has since sold more than 130,000 copies. It is widely held as a definitive reference work and the cornerstone of every woodworker's library. Now, Bruce Hoadley's comprehensive guide to wood technology has been revised and updated in this 20th-anniversary edition of a classic. New information on composite materials, adhesives, and finishes brings this book into the 21st century, while more than 300 photographs bring important visual information to life. This edition covers the nature of wood and its properties, the basics of wood technology, and the woodworker's raw materials. Understanding Wood was written for woodworkers by a scientist with a love of woodworking. It will be sought after by craftsmen and collectors alike.