Build Your Own Electric Guitar
- ISBN: 978-0-85733-258-5
- Editorial: Haynes Publishing
- Año de la edición: 2013
- Encuadernación: Cartoné
- Formato: 27,5x21,5
- Páginas: 160
- Idiomas: Inglés
- Tipo: LIBRO
- código del editor: HAYH5258
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It has never been more tempting to put together your own "custom" electric guitar and today the internet offers unprecedent mail-order access to the world's best materials.
However, few of us have the specialist routing and shaping tools to start from scratch. This easy-to-use, step-by-step manual shows how to use good-quality pre-finished components (or if you have access to a spraying facilities, then a raw, unfinished neck and body), together with suitable hardware, to build your own individual dream custom 'S'-type. Alternatively, you could follow Eric Clapton's lead and recycle a "Bitsa" from "bitsa this and bitsa that"!
With a detailed look at four project guitars built especially for this book, and case studies on possibly the world's most celebrated homebuilt guitar - Brian May's "Red Special"- as well as Bo Diddley's "Cigar Box", this book provides all the information that is satisfying both to build and play.
The down-to-earth text features advice and guidance from luthiers John Diggins and Andrew Guyton, who between them have built guitars for Tony Iommi, Mark King, Roy Orbison and Brian May.
The classic 'S' type
Choosing ideal components
-Matching up pickguards and pickups
-Reclaimed, recycled and licensed components
-Toos and working facilities
Assembly and fitting 1: pre-finished components
-Fitting a bridge with integral trem and aligning the neck
-Bolting the neck
-Checking the initial neck alignment
Installation of the electrics
-Modern "stacked" humbuckers & lace sensors
-Humbucker and single-coil arrangements
-Installing piezo saddles
Assembly and fitting 2: unfinished components
-Wood preparation and finish
-Vintage-style 'S' types assembly
-A fret polish, different approaches
Set-up is everything!
-Neck alignment and truss rod adjustment
-Fine set-up of the nut
-String height, string radius and intonation
-String trees lubricate and adjust
-An alternative "evolved" trem
-Rattle and hum: screening issues
Case studies and interviews
-Brian May's "Red Special"
-Brian May on the "Red Special"
-Pete Malandrone, a guitar tech's perspective
-Andrew Guyton, a luthier's perspective
-Bo Diddley "Electromatic" G5810
-Constructing a cigar-box guitar
-A little light relic work
Our four "project" guitars
-"Buddy", a '50s-style "S" type
-"Surf's Up", a '60s-style "S" type
-"Tasty" quilt top, a modern "S" type
-"Dark Side" modifications
Appendices, glossary and contacts