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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard; Softcover edition (Feb. 1 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0634054635
  • ISBN-13: 978-0634054631
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.2 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 703 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By W. Osborne on Aug. 12 2006
Format: Paperback
Wow! If nothing else, the photographs in this book are wonderful!! Kinkead does an incredible job of visually guiding aspiring guitarmakers through the challenging process of building an acoustic guitar from scratch. This manual really boosts the reader's confidence that a seemingly complex instrument can be built in a basement, garage, or spare bedroom with basic woodworking tools and a few specialized tools. The author challenges the reader to use the accompanying plan as a baseline for the finished product, and adding their own personal touches along the way. Some of the description is a little weak at times, and it may be wise to use other resources for some of the finer points, but all in all, very well done. Did I mention the pictures are great?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. van Leeuwen on March 14 2009
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I am building an acoustic guitar for the first time, and this book has helped me a lot! It is very detailed in telling what you need for tools, wood and design.
The pictures help quite a bit and make it easier to understand what to do.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to build an acoustic guitar.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Chor_l on Aug. 30 2011
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Nice book. I bought this during my fifth guitar build. I don't use the plans that came with it ("OM" size but with the waist moved forward), but they look as good as any other plans I've used. The text is much more thorough than what I've found in other books. It takes a modern approach and describes lots of alternatives and choices to be made. It points out the more critical steps and spends more time on them so you know where you have leaway and where you don't. The book's organization is excellent. Pictures are clear and well reproduced. Lots of worthwhile tips. Great value for the cost.
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The visuals of the guitar building process alone is worth the price of the book. The book inspired me to take pictures and also document in depth the process I went through in building my guitars. I found this book an excellent starting point for the first timer to guitar building. It is also a good book to reference for the more advanced builders. The visuals help to get the creative imagination flowing. Any serious guitar maker should have this book in his library, but it should not be the only book nor the last. Overall this is quite a good book.
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By steve on Dec 12 2013
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This a great book for anyone who builds and repairs guitars . I use it for a reference. I have had for years now.
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