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Bill Cory's writing and photography have appeared in numerous national magazines, including Acoustic Guitar, Woodcraft, Petersen's PhotoGraphic, The Rangefinder, Photo Lab Management, Mexico's West Coast, Four-Wheeler, Babytalk, Westways, and others. This is his fourth book.
Building Martin-style Acoustic Guitar Kits
(Purchase includes FREE PDF Guitar Builder's Journal)
Bill Cory. Published July, 2008. 8.5" x 11", 108 pages, 500+
photos (greyscale), color covers.
But ... the booklet included with the kit simply isn't adequate.
If you are building a Martin-style kit, you will need a better set of instructions than Martin provides. This new construction guide fulfills that need.
With over 500 photos, in 108 pages of detailed step-by-step instructions, this easy-to-read manual covers everything from unpacking the kit to setting up the guitar's action, including tools and supplies.
The author has spent two years building thirteen kits, including four Martin kits, to research the differences between Martin's kits and those from Stewmac and LMI. His fourth Martin-style kit build is completely detailed in this book -- the only published construction manual dedicated to Martin-style acoustic guitar kits. (Kits, like guitars from the factories, are different. Using one company's instructions for another company's kits can cause problems because of differences in design geometries.)
is the 000 guitar kit built for the book. Indian Rosewood & Sitka.
After you have seen the booklet you will receive from Martin, click below to order this comprehensive step-by-step manual. You'll also get a free bonus eBook (Introduction to Building Kit Acoustic Guitars) immediately after your purchase!
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