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Building Electric Guitars - Martin Koch

Building Electric Guitars - Martin Koch

In Building Electric Guitars, Martin Koch explains step by step how to build an electric solid body, hollow-body and semi-acoustic guitars.
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Building Electric Guitars - Martin Koch

The building Electric Guitars book contains over 700 details photos of every step of the process of building an electric guitar. 

Topics covered in Building Electric Guitars:

Introduction

  • parts of an electric guitar
  • string frequencies
  • popular body styles

Wood

  • sound characteristics
  • drying

Hardware

  • tuners
  • nuts
  • pickguards
  • fretwire
  • bridges
  • tremolos
  • strings and more

Electronics

  • making your own pickups
  • passive and active circuits
  • shielding

Designing the guitar

  • scale length
  • calculating fret positions
  • truss rod choices
  • guitar layout
  • making templates

Workshop and tools

  • routers
  • planes
  • scrapers
  • saws
  • sanding
  • sharpening and safety

Making the body: making a solidbody from a blank • hollowbody construction and binding • semi-acoustic body construction

Making the neck: preparing the neck blank • angled and bolt-on necks • making and installing a truss rod • preparing and installing the fingerboard • fretting • preparing the peghead • neck shaping and fitting

Preparing the body: positioning the bridge • installing a tremolo • routing body cavities

Assembly and wiring: mounting the hardware • installing and shielding the electronics

Finishing: sanding • staining • grain-filling • finishing options and application • polishing

Setup: fret dressing • neck relief • setting the string action • tuning • pickup height • intonation

Neck-through-body construction: making a headless bass

Solidbody Guitar Plan: The 34" x 24" full-scale plan includes a helpful fret placement chart, materials list and wiring diagram. Dimensions are displayed in inches and millimeters for convenience.

 

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