Everything from the first steps of design to the final set-up of of solid-body, hollow-body and semi-acoustic electric guitars is covered step by step in this book. It also contains a section about winding your own pickups.
“Kochuses the bare basics as a jumping off point, going on to describe electricguitarconstruction in a thorough and orderly manner” — Book review in issue number 63 of American Lutherie, the quartely journal of The Guild of American Luthiers
From the Author
There are many different methods of designing and building an instrument. In this book, I am going to describe my personal approach and experiences. If work is carried out with great care and precision, everybody will in the end have a good-quality and nice-looking instrument to call their own. I would even go so far as to claim that a home-made electric guitar can well compete with expensive, industrially-manufactured makes; after all you can afford to select the best wood available and to buy highquality hardware as well as to tailor the instrument to fit your personal requirements. And, what’s more, you can afford to invest a lot of time. I should also like to mention the special relationship with your guitar that you are going to enjoy, a feeling which you will hardly ever experience with a bought instrument.