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from the first steps of design to the final set-up of of solid-body, hollow-body
and semi-acoustic electric guitars is coveredstep by step
in this book. It contains a section about winding your own pickups and another
on active guitar electronics.
last chapter is about visits to Steve Jarman Guitars (UK), Sadowsky
Guitars (US) and PRS-Guitars (US)
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Here is the complete table of contents:
General introduction 10 Parts of an electric guitar 10 String frequencies
11 Guitar classics 13
102 Alternatives for sharpening 103 Safety 104
Making the body 106 Making a solid body 106 Preparing the body blank 106
Gluing up the body blank 109 Cutting out the body 111 Smoothing the body
side 112 Sanding the body 114 Rounding off the edges 115
a hollow body 116 Hollowing out the body 116 Making the top 117 Gluing
on the top 118 Binding 118
a semi-acoustic body 120 Bending the sides 121 Gluing the sides to the
block 123 Making the lining 123 Gluing on the lining 124 Gluing on
the top and back 125 Routing the binding rabbet 126 Making f-holes 127
Making the neck pocket 127
the neck 128 Preparing the neck blank 128 Options for making a angled-back
head 129 Making a glued-on peghead 130 Making Trussrods 134 Making
a one-way twin-rod system 134 Making a compression truss rod 136 Making
the trussrod channel 136 Cutting a straight truss rod channel 137 Making
a curved truss rod channel 138 Making the access cavity 139 Gluing up
a heel 139 Fitting the truss rod 140 Fitting a truss rod into a one-piece
neck 140 Fitting a two-way twin truss rod 141 Fitting the truss rod cover
strip 142 Making the peghead 142 Gluing on the peghead veneer 142
Sawing out the peghead shape 143 Fitting a peghead inlay 144 Making the
fingerboard 145 Marking the fret positions 145 Making the fret slots 146
Gluing on the fingerboard 148 Routing the neck shape 150 Drilling the
tuner holes 151 Shaping a Fender-style peghead 151 Fitting fingerboard
dots 153 Fitting side dot markers 154 Radiusing the fingerboard 155
Installing the frets 159 Bending fretwire 159 Fretting 160 Shaping
the neck 163
Fitting the neck 166 Routing the neck pocket 166 Mounting an angled-back
neck 168 Bolting on the neck 170 Positioning the bridge 171 Fitting
a tremolo 172 Making the body cavities 175 Routing the pickup cavities
175 Routing the control cavity 177 Assembling the guitar 178 Mounting
the hardware 178 Wiring the electronics 181 Shielding the electronics
183 Preparing for finishing 184 Repairing dents 185 Finish-sanding
185 Staining 186 Filling the grain 187
188 Applying oil 188 Applying wax 189 Shellac 190 Synthetic finishing
materials 191 Coloring clear finishes 191 Using a brush 192 Varnish
194 Wiped-on varnish 194 My favorate finishing choice 194 Spray finishing
195 Using spray cans 195 Using a spray gun 197 Sanding the finish
198 Several weeks later 199 Polishing the finish 200
Stringing the guitar 206 Tuning 207 Adjusting the neck relief 208
Setting the string height at the nut 209 Setting the action 210 Adjusting
the pickup height 211 Setting the intonation 212 Your self-made guitar
neck 214 Making a neck-through headless bass 215
A visit to ... Steve Jarman guitars 220 Sadowsky guitars 224 PRS guitars
Suppliers 233 Suppliers mentioned in the book 233 Additional instruction
materials 234 Acknowledgements 235
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