Introduction to Kit Acoustic Guitars (or) Life is Short...Build a Guitar

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Bill Cory

I have varied interests. But of all the books I've written, the most enjoyable ones have been those on building acoustic guitars from kits.

Building a kit guitar is like using a modern writing program like Word™ to put together a nice looking document, versus the old, defunct way of having hot type created galleys printed, cutting and pasting a layout, etc. It's easier, but that doesn't make it any less capable of high quality.

With a kit, many years of experience and many hundreds or thousands of dollars of machinery are eliminated. What you get in a box is all the separate parts a professional luthier creates himself, ready to work and fit and make into a really nice guitar.

So, these are the books I've enjoyed doing more than others.