Building Martin-style Acoustic Guitar Kits

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Building Martin-style Acoustic Guitar Kits

A Complete Guitar Building Guide Including Guitar Builder's Journal

Authored by Bill Cory
Photographs by William Cory
Edition: 2

This book is unique. There is only one comprehensive published manual for building C.F. Martin & Co. types of guitar kits, and this is it. The 108-page "building" section of the book takes you smoothly from one step to the next, with over 500 illustrations. Then, the 60-page Guitar Builder's Construction Journal, useful for all kits, is included. The book ends with valuable extra info for guitar kit builders.

C.F. Martin & Co, Inc.—"America's Guitar Company"—makes great acoustic guitars. Martin also produces acoustic guitar kits—excellent kits!

But ... the booklet that comes included with the kit simply isn't adequate unless you are an experienced guitar builder already.

If you are building your first Martin kit, you will need a better set of instructions than Martin provides. This new construction guide fulfills that need.

With over 500 photos, in 168 pages of detailed step-by-step instructions, this easy-to-read book covers everything from unpacking the kit to setting up your guitar's action, including tools and supplies.

This book is partner to my overview book, the popular 200-page Complete Guide to Building Kit Acoustic Guitars, also available on Amazon and other online stores.

I've spent twelve years building twenty kits, including several Martin kits, to research the differences between Martin's kits and those from Stewmac and LMI and others. My fourth Martin-style kit is completely detailed in this book—the only published construction manual dedicated to Martin-style acoustic guitar kits. (Kits vary a lot, like guitars from the different factories. Using one company's instructions for another company's kits can cause problems because of differences in design geometries.)

A sound file of the 000 guitar kit built in the book is available. If you would like to hear it, follow the link on the back cover of the book.

If you've ordered a Martin kit, after you have seen the booklet that comes from Martin, click below to order this step-by-step manual. The popular Guitar Builder's Construction Journal is now included! It also sells separately on Amazon.

Check out the sample pages. Then click the button to get your copy of Building Martin-style Acoustic Guitar Kits - 2017 Edition!

Publication Date:
0972956751 / 9780972956758
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Music / Musical Instruments / Guitar

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