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question about luthiering

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by KSDbass, Dec 31, 2005.


  1. KSDbass

    KSDbass

    Mar 25, 2005
    atlanta
    how do I find proportions for a neck and body, like the ratio of frets and where the bridge goes, and stuff like that? thanks
     
  2. Fasoldt Basses

    Fasoldt Basses

    Mar 22, 2005
    Stevens Point, WI
    Karl Thompson, Builder (Formerly Fat Karl)
    I recomend reading Melvin Hiscock's Make Your Own Electric Guitar. It will answer all your questions and more. Mr. Hiscock has loads of good advice for both design and building. I'ts basicaly the bible for beginning luthiers.:)
     
  3. KSDbass

    KSDbass

    Mar 25, 2005
    atlanta
    where might I go about getting a copy of mr. hiscocks book?
     
  4. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    How do you get a copy of any book?

    I think they have it on amazon.
     
  5. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    I got it from my library through interlibrary loan. I'd imagine there's got to be one somewhere in the Atlanta library system.
     
  6. jwsamuel

    jwsamuel

    Apr 26, 2004
    You can buy it through amazon.com.

    Make Your Own Electric Guitar

    Jim