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Please Suggest Luthier's Book

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by mattzink, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. mattzink


    Jun 21, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    Hello all!
    Can anyone suggest a good starting point luthier's book for building an electric bass guitar?
  2. i've only read one and that is "Melvyn Hiscock - Make your own electric Guitar"
    it's pretty detailed.. i do not know what to tell you, but it will sure answer a lot of your questions.
  3. Martin Koch's build your guitar is also very good. Has a lot of tips on how to do things with minimal setups and also lots of useful jigs. I say get both.
  4. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    The above mentioned are great. Another that's pretty good, expecially for pics, is Make Your Own Electric Guitar & Bass by Raymond and Waring.
  5. mattzink


    Jun 21, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    thanks a ton fellas - i'll check into all of them!
  6. Tiny Tim

    Tiny Tim

    Jul 8, 2002
    Salem, Oregon
    Check your local library also, mine had two of these books you may be able to read them before deciding on a purchase. I like the Hiscock book best with koch's book next but the pictures in it are of low quality. I have read all three and each has some thing to offer! Tim