The Big Red Book of American Lutherie
Volume Seven, 2003 - 2005

Deadline to order at Prepublication price
Dec. 31, 2015

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Available at a Special Prepublication Discount Price
to 2016 GAL Members
$45 plus postage

From American Lutherie #73–84. Highlights include: Step-by-step archtop mandolin making with MacRostie, Elliot's 1888 Tarrega Torres restoration, Ford & Erlewine through-the-soundhole repair techniques, Klein on guitar design, violin soundhole placement, Fox binding method, access panels, Carlson's unique approach to design, Fleishman on inlay, Brune's concerns of highly successful guitar makers, Greven on decorative guitar heel carving, Doolin's shopmade side bender, Kauffman on carbon fiber, Byers on rosette marquetry, Manuel Reyes, Adirondack spruce, Calkin's shop tips, (including making bridge blanks and lacquer details) classic guitar assembly jig, adjustable saddles, neck duplicating carver, laminated wood use, guitar plate doming geometry, audio spectroscopy, low cost CAD/CNC, lightweight electric bass, Helmholtz resonance, fitting flamenco pegs, domed plates, and adjustable necks for classic guitars. Plus reduced plans of 1888 Torres guitar, 2003 Reyes flamenco guitar, Columbian tiple, hurdy-gurdy, Savart-style upright bass, and 7-string Russian guitar. Meet makers Frank Ford, Steve Grimes, John Greven, Dake Traphagen, Charles Beare, George Morris, Jeffrey Yong, Sue & Ray Mooers of Dusty Strings, Lester DeVoe, Bob Jones, Kathy Matsushita, Jay Hargreaves, and others. Extensive shop tips, product and book reviews, and more.

All volumes in the Big Red Book series share the same quality sewn binding in gold-stamped hard covers, plus topic and author indexes. These books are built to last and built to be used; they will lie open on a workbench.

Hardcover, 568 pages, B&W photos and drawings

If you prefer to mail your order, using check, money order, or credit card, mail to the address below. Outside the US, the check or money order should be drawn on a US bank and be in US Dollars.

Guild of American Luthiers
8222 S. Park Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98408

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