Revue de presse
The first and only book focused on the design of electric guitars and basses. Tons of contents, information and ideas not found in other sources. It reviews subjects not found in other books about luthérie: ergonomics, beauty, playability, inspiration, originality, proportion, visual balance, decoration, body shape, pickup matching... original and thought provoking. (Guitars-design.com)
All you need to know before you even cut any wood. This book walks you from that scribble you made on the back of a napkin to the final concept of the guitar of your dreams. (Basses-design.com)
The trinity of guitar design: Beauty, Playability, and Sound... This book identifies the factors that make a guitar or bass to look amazing, play great, and sound fantastic. This book is a must for anyone not satisfied with the same old models that have been around for 60 years. (Nuax.de)
Présentation de l'éditeur
Are you ready to design the ax of your dreams? Unlike other DIY guitar making sources (which deal with woodworking, mostly) this book focuses on how to achieve astonishing looks, excellent playability and a killer sound. Written collaboratively with top luthiers from the U.S. and Europe, this inspiring book covers in depth each aspect of electric guitar design, plus topics not found on other sources, like: - How to design a classic, how to design a radical - Thousand-year wisdom applied on Stratocasters and Les Pauls - Secrets of sustain - How to create a well balancing guitar - Ergonomics - How to choose, match and place pickups - Control design - The 4 laws of wood selection ... And much more. These 220 pages will have you making sketches from the first read!