Building Electric Guitars: How to Make Solid-Body, Hollow-Body and Semi-Acoustic Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
by Martin Koch
236 Pages Paperback
This book is an ideal choice for those contemplating building their first electric guitar. It is a very pictorial reference, printed in full colour and displays the basic techniques of constructing several popular styles of electric guitars in a way which is very easy to comprehend. Includes chapters on tools, timbers, electrics and hardware. A great compromise between a 'coffee table' style book and a technical manual.
From the Author -
There are many different methods of designing and building an instrument. In this book, I am going to describe my personal approach and experiences. If work is carried out with great care and precision, everybody will in the end have a good-quality and nice-looking instrument to call their own. I would even go so far as to claim that a home-made electric guitar can well compete with expensive, industrially-manufactured makes; after all you can afford to select the best wood available and to buy highquality hardware as well as to tailor the instrument to fit your personal requirements. And, what's more, you can afford to invest a lot of time. I should also like to mention the special relationship with “your” guitar that you are going to enjoy, a feeling which you will hardly ever experience with a bought instrument.