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Contents Acknowledgments Preface Introduction Part I -- Preparation Chapter 1. The Guitar Anatomy of the Guitar Sound Choosing a Guitar to Build or Buy Chapter 2. Wood Types of Wood Used in Building Guitars Moisture Content Cuts, Grain, and Selection Chapter 3. The Shop Workbenches Equipment Power Tools Router Accessories Hand Tools Vises and Clamps Bench Tools Specialty Items Humidity Control Chapter 4. Work Boards, Molds, and Templates The Plantilla Side Mold Lining Mold The Solera Headpiece Template and Drilling Jig Back Work Board Chapter 5. Preparation and Planning Choosing the Color and Design Scheme Materials and Parts Plans and Layout Part II -- Construction Chapter 6. The Neck The Neck Blank The Headpiece The Heel Chapter 7. The Sides Bending and Laminating the Sides Linings Assembling the Neck and Sides Chapter 8. The Details Bindings, Purflings, and Back and Butt Strips Wheat Motif Chapter 9. The Top Selecting a Top Jointing and Thicknessing The Rosette Bracing and Patches Chapter 10. The Back Jointing and Thicknessing Bracing Chapter 11. Assembling the Body Gluing on the Top Gluing on the Back Bindings and Purflings Heel Cap and Butt Strip Chapter 12. The Fingerboard Making and Installing the Fingerboard Fretting Shaping the Neck Part III -- Final Touches Chapter 13. Finishing Understanding Finish Final Touches and Prepping for Finishing French Polishing Lacquering Chapter 14. The Bridge Bridge Design Building the Bridge Installing the Bridge Chapter 15. Setup The Nut, Saddle, and Tuning Machines Strings and Final Setup Care of Your Guitar Bibliography Index
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Guitar -- Construction.