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The Only Detailed Construction Manual
for C.F. Martin and Martin-style
Acoustic Guitar Kits


 

Shown here with a pre-CITES Brazilian rosewood and
California Coastal Redwood body, the manual provides
illustrated detail on every step in the Martin-style kit building process.


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.

Coil Binding makes it easy to use.


FREE BONUS WITH PURCHASE OF BOTH BOOKS
(Martin-style kit manual and Complete Guide)
It's a PDF: Just print a new one for each new guitar project.

The Guitar Builder's Production Journal has 60 (8.5x11")pages,
which you print on your own printer (or at a copy shop)
with guided spaces to cover the entire building of your

guitar, whether from scratch or a kit.

It is FREE with any order for both of these books.

See more information on it at this link.

Above, Contents
Below, a sample page.

This concise record of each build is as much a
guide as a record: The steps are arranged in the logical
order most builders use, but you can change the
page order if you wish, since this is a digital file.

The Free Adobe® Reader® is needed to view or print it.

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Building Martin-style Acoustic Guitar Kits

(Purchase includes FREE PDF Guitar Builder's Journal)

by Bill Cory. Published July, 2008. 8.5" x 11", 108 pages, 500+ photos (greyscale), color covers.
Coil binding. $29.95


C.F. Martin & Co, Inc. -- "America's Guitar Company." -- makes acoustic guitars loved by millions. Martin also produces acoustic guitar kits -- excellent kits with good materials!

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.)

Above is the 000 guitar kit built for the book. Indian Rosewood & Sitka.
It
sounds fantastic. If you would like to hear it, click here.

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!

Check out these 24 pages of Free Excerpts. Then click a button below to purchase your copy of Building Martin-style Acoustic Guitar Kits.


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It's the same exact book, whether ordered here or through Lulu. However, if you want a signed copy, please order it here. If it's a gift, please tell me to whom I should sign it! -- Thank You!

The USA book price is $29.95, plus shipping. Colorado residents will have sales tax added automatically. (3% tax in Colo.)

The outside-USA price is US$29.95 plus shipping (USPS International Priority Mail; approx. 10 days to Europe.)

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Order Both Books: (Martin-style kit manual AND the Complete Guide) and receive a SECOND free bonus:

SECOND BONUS: With all orders of both books, you will also receive (via eMail) the Guitar Builder's Production Journal, a 60-page PDF for keeping a perfect record of your builds. Reprintable, for every guitar you build. Normally a US$9.95 item. (Photo at left.) (This is in addition to the free "Introduction" eBook.)

USA Orders (Both Books plus Bonuses)

(Martin Manual AND Building Kit Acoustic Guitars) $54.95 + $6. S&H: Click This Button for USA Orders:

 

Outside-USA Orders (Both Books plus Bonuses)

Click This Button for Outside-USA Orders: US$55.95 plus US$32.50. Shipping (Compare cost of PDF; Please note, I have NO CONTROL over USPS charges; this is my actual cost!)

REMEMBER: FREE BUILDER'S JOURNAL with purchase of the Martin-style Kit Manual and Complete Guide)

Get the free PDF of the Journal and print a complete record for each guitar you build!

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The Guitar Builder's Production Journal has 60 pages, (8.5" x 11"),
which you print on your own printer (or at a copy shop)
with guided spaces to cover the entire building of your

guitar, whether from scratch or a kit.

It is a FREE BONUS with any order for both kit books.

See more information on it at this link.


This concise record of each build is as much a
guide as a record: The steps are arranged in the logical
order most builders use, but you can change the
page order if you wish, since this is a digital file.

The free Adobe® Reader® is needed to view or print it.

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