Best Book On Building A Guitar?

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  1. Abaddon

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    Can someone recommend the "best" book on the subject. Is there an industry standard one? Also any books on 7-string and ERG guitars?:yesway:
     
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    This is something I'd like to know as well!
     
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    It tells you how to build three different kinds of necks (set, bolt on, and neckthrough). Talks about radiusing and fretting too. The author says cambering instead of radiusing. That confused me.
     
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    i have the melvyn hiscock book , aswell as one by jim donahue (guitar design) , and one by dennis warning and david raymond (make your own electric guitar and bass) , and one by martin koch (building electric guitars), electronics for musicians book, aswell as a few dvds, dan erlewine fretting dvd series....

    stew mac sels a few dvds....

    every book, every builder, has their own way of doing things....
    theres no good, better, best....

    they are all good in their own way :)

    heres one
    Solidbody guitar building at Stewart-MacDonald

    http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Books,_plans.html
    dunno what that ones like though.....

    i would suggest the martin koch or melvyn hiscock gooks if you can find either...
     
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    Sweet thanks for the input guys. I think i'll start off with Melvyn Hiscock's first. Hopefully i'll get around to building something soon :shred:
     
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    :ugh:

    :lol:
    yes hopefully you do.... wouldnt mind seeing a new build thread on here....

    actually, i may do a thread on here of the 7string im about to start building when this bass is done and gone.... :agreed:
     
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    :squint: :lol:


    ...but hell's ya go for it bro
     
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    i thought it was a great joke :fawk: haha

    yea i might start a thread... depends if im feeling lazy or not lol...
    it may be my first scarf jointed neck too :ugh:
     
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    Hey i laughed :p
     
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    Thanks for the info guys, I just picked this book up for $6 on amazon.
     
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    good!

    now read it cover to cover twice, the second time taking notes :)
     
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    So you're saying he should look at Hiscock's for a while before cutting any wood?

    :dick: ha ha
     
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    Hey you can't blame a guy for liking Hiscock's. Apparently.
     
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    :agreed:


    ...so as long as i have your attention... rather than start a whole new thread (which i probably should) how do you guys go about radiusing a fretboard? with one of these?

    8 Wooden Radius-sanding Blocks at Stewart-MacDonald

    ...suppose i should just get the book eh?
     
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    yep you radius a board with a radius block :)

    the book will tell you all that...

    you will need to read up on different sandpaper grits too ;)
     
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    Buy the blue one. The Blue one is better IMO.
     
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    the blue what?
     

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