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by Irving Sloane

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ISBN: 0933224141
ISBN13: 978-0933224148
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Music
Author: Irving Sloane
Language: English
Publisher: Bold Strummer Ltd; Revised edition (October 1, 1989)
Pages: 100 pages
ePUB size: 1300 kb
FB2 size: 1673 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 608
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Got the book as a suggestion from a fellow student. Immediately misplace it upon receipt so I will be ordering another.
Excellent !
the quality of this book is shocking, it looks as if it was photocopied in black and white then bound. Did they run out of stock before christmas?
Hello the problem here is two things:
1. It is quite lot to pay 160 Euros for a paperback book of 92 pages
2. The photoes in the book is of very poor quality
When I was in the USAF stationed at Altus, OK, AFB in 1972 I built a classical guitar using this book only, and even though it wound up taking me about nine months to finish, what with all my Air Force duties, and with also making sure to get in enough classical guitar practice, I thoroughly enjoyed the process, even though I had never done any woodworking to this precise a degree. The book is very complete, with instruction on making many of the specialty tools, jigs, etc. needed for constructing a classical guitar, lists of suppliers (possibly outdated by now), and ample photos showing the process. The guitar turned out very nicely, and after 40 years is still holding up very well, and I use it when teaching at home, and even though I have a much nicer concert quality guitar, I have performed a few times with this guitar I built. The only part of the process that was very difficult for me was the applying of a finish, and I have over the years refinished the guitar several times, and am now reasonably satisfied with that. When the guitar was finished I sent a letter and photos to the author, Irving Sloane, and he was pleased to see that and wrote me a nice letter in response. I would highly recommend this book.
This book is almost solely responsible for the guitar making boom that we are all in right now. I built my first guitar using the methods in this book in 1992 and have not stopped building since. Even though there are better books out there now that walk you through some more detail I still open this one out once in a while for a quick idea.
This book is actually on $23.95 and still in print.

Nicholas Clarke

The Bold Strummer Ltd
I actually constructed a classical guitar using this book following it to the letter. Having access to a drill press would be (and was) handy along with a long , narrow metal trough to boil the raw curved wood sides on a stovetop or alternativlely an electric bender to bend the sides. It takes about a year (as a hobby) to build the jigs, clamps and various tools; and about another year to build the guitar itself (again as a hobby). I only built one, and it was quite an education and the instrument came out pretty well. I imagine each successive effort would result in a better and better guitar. Humidty control and slow drying varnish are essential. Most people will be incredulous when you tell them you are the crafter of the instrument that results from this book. There is a section as well on repair techniques as among other things the spruce top may develop cracks if you do not take care to keep the guitar stored with proper humidity especially in winter. Personally, I would not tackle this project again, but constructing a guitar is satisfying, and also and a great learning tool if your ultimate interest is set up and repair of guitars as well rather than construction from scratch. The photo on the cover of the book depicts the traditional "foot" at the base of the one-piece neck and inside the guitar body which keeps the neck true via leverage as opposed to the modern metal truss rod contained in some modern classical guitars of quality. I found over the years that, in a classical guitar, the "foot" in fact keeps the neck truer than a truss-rod system. Condiser also a cedar rather than a spruce top for a brighter sound.