Start your review of Guitarmaking: Tradition and Technology Write a review Shelves: music , guitar This book has been called the "Bible of Guitar Making" by many and although it shows some signs of age, the concept and execution are brilliant. William Cumpiano presents a step by step tutorial on how to build either a classical or steel string guitar, from scratch. There are ample black and white photos throughout, though it is the insightful overviews that will grab your attention. Meticulous detail is presented throughout and I believe that if you have the time to invest in such an endeavor This book has been called the "Bible of Guitar Making" by many and although it shows some signs of age, the concept and execution are brilliant. Meticulous detail is presented throughout and I believe that if you have the time to invest in such an endeavor and you carefully follow the direction, you too will be able to produce a quality instrument.
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It expresses the voice of the folk—the open road, freedom, protest and rebellion, youth and love. It is the acoustic guitar. And over the last five decades it has become a quintessential American icon. Because this musical instrument is significant to so many—in ways that are emotional, cultural, and economic—guitar making has experienced a renaissance in North America, both as a popular hobby and, for some, a way of life. Drawing on in-depth interviews with members of the lutherie community, she finds that guitar making is a social movement with political implications.
Guitars are not simply made—they are born. Artisans listen to their wood, respond to its liveliness, and strive to endow each instrument with an unforgettable tone. Although professional luthiers work within a market society, Dudley observes that their overriding sentiment is passion and love of the craft.
Guitar makers are not aiming for quick turnover or the low-cost reproduction of commodities but the creation of singular instruments with unique qualities, and face-to-face transactions between makers, buyers, and dealers are commonplace.
In an era when technological change has pushed skilled artisanship to the margins of the global economy, and in the midst of a capitalist system that places a premium on ever faster and more efficient modes of commerce, Dudley shows us how artisanal guitar makers have carved out a unique world that operates on alternative, more humane, and ecologically sustainable terms.
Guitarmaking: Tradition and Technology
Guitarmaking, tradition and technology