“Guitar Making: Tradition and Technology” by William R. Cumpiano and Jonathon D. Natelson
I would consider this book one of the single most important books on my book shelf. It’s probably not a book that you would sit down and read cover to cover, but as a reference book it is indispensable.
It covers everything and I mean everything. I built a great number of jigs and tools from examples and photos throughout this book. There is tonnes of pictures demonstrating every phase of a guitar build. Their explanations are clear and concise as well.
In fact this book does not reside on my book shelf it has a permanent spot on my workbench. I truly can’t say enough about what a great resource this book will make to any and all future Luthiers.
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