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Book Recommendations

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by therealting, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. I have a friend who is not only a professional antique restorer and a very fine craftsman, but a musician as well. He has expressed an interest in building instruments, and I'd like to get him a book specifically about building basses as a gift.

    Can anyone recommend a good one?

  2. teacherguy


    Feb 21, 2004
    Cincinnati, OH
    Two books that are the most recommended are:

    Make Your Own Electric Guitar by Melvyn Hiscock
    ISBN - 0-9531049-7-0


    Building Electric Guitars by Martin Koch
    ISBN - 3-901314-07-5

    I prefer the book by Koch because it lays out step by step instructions and it well photographed. The Hiscock book is also good but you have to sift around for some information. Both books dedicate space to building a bass.

    Additional resources would include:
    and of course this forum!!
    (I'm sure there are other sources of info. and support!)