The Big Red Book of American Lutherie
Volume Five, 1997-1999
From American Lutherie #49-60. Highlights include: building sound in classic guitars with Jeffrey Elliott; Jimmy D'Aquisto's archtop guitar design evolution; Joseph Curtin updates the viola; French polishing with Eugene Clark; making compensated saddles; resetting a neck with Jeff Traugott; violin scroll carving with Guy Rabut; using hide glue; modern mandolin family; Frank Ford's fretting process; restoration of Barrios' Simplicio guitar; wood identification; detailed step-by-step guitar making tutorials with Charles Fox (flattop), Boaz Elkayam (Kasha/Schneider style), Rene Baarslag (classical), and Tom Ribbecke (archtop); detailed drawings of Martin uke, Barbero flamenco guitar, concert zither, and travel guitar; Michael Darnton's Violin Q&A series; and meet Augie LoPrinzi, Bonnie Carol, David "Kawika" Hurd, David Gusset, Fred Carlson, Gary Southwell, Grit Laskin, Judy Threet, Hermann Hauser III, Joseph Curtin, Paul Jacobson, Joshia de Jonge, Kent Everett, Linda Manzer, Michael Hornick, Paul McGill, Huss&Dalton, R.E. Brune, Shelley Park, and Steve Kauffman.
Hardcover, 524 pages, B&W photos and drawings.