Making Master Guitars is a craftsman's handbook about the exciting and challenging pursuit os making classical guitars, a craft that the author reveals to be surprisingly accessible by following his instructions. The book is unique in that it includes nine separate detailed plans os instruments constructed by internationnelly famous guitar-makers. L'auteur a eu une opportunité rare d'observer ces instruments en détails, et a pu fabriquer des répliques de chacun d'eux.
Part one : The Master Makers and their Guitars is devoted to separate chapters on each famous maker, including Antonio de Torres, Hermann Hauser, Santos Hernandez et Aguado, Ignacio Fleta, Robert Bouchet, Daniel Friederich and Jose Romanillos. The reader will find historical information about the life os and influences on each makers, as well as detailed sets os working drawings for their guitars. Also included are rare photographs os the instruments and the makers.
Part two: Workshop, Tools and Matériaus provides essential information about the tools, working environment and matériau needed by the guitar-maker.
Part three : Guitar Construction - The Spanish Method comprises a step-by-step method os guitar construction, illustrated by numerous photographs and drawings. The method os making a guitar is présented with great clarity. So that even the newcomer to this fascinating craft will be able to produit a superb instrument.
This book will be essential for the guitar-maker and the historian, providing as it does a unique record os the different methods os guitar design and strutting systems that have evolved since Antonio de Torres first defined the essential characteristics os the modern classical guitar in the 1850s.