What do you guys consider the best bass guitar building book out there. International luthiers supply, inc tulsa, ok business. In the luthier blog ebook there is a whole series about designing your work, the luthier school series. Inventing the american guitar book and martin guitar plans. The term originally referred to makers of lutes and is now used interchangeably with any term that refers to makers of a specific, or specialty, type of stringed instrument, such as violin maker, guitar maker, lute. The book includes dozens of high quality photos of rarely seen basses plus reference section. Listing bass luthiers usa luthier directory musical. Bailey lived in london until 1972 when he moved to dartmouth in devon. International luthiers supply, inc was founded in 1974. With double bass player members in over 40 countries, the international society of bassists is an organization for those who teach the double bass, study the double bass, play the double bass, repair the double bass, build the double bass, and enjoy the double bass. Guide to building great tone in acoustic stringed instruments. He continued to write about bass players for guitar player, guitar world. Benedict puglisi bass maker for christian mcbride, esperanza spalding, and larry grenadier. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required.
The word luthier is originally french and comes from the french word for lute. Set of 36 premium luthier tools for guitar bass setup kit includes string action gauge ruler, under string radius gauge, pin puller, 2 fingerboard fret protector guards, clean cloth iluiz. International luthiers supply, inc specializes in wholesale musical instruments. Supplying a wide variety of instrument grade maple billets, book matched sets for guitar builders, high action blanks for every project. A useful international critical bibliography for the maker and the connoisseur of stringed and plucked instruments. John bailey 19312011 was a british luthier who made and repaired guitars and other stringed instruments during the 1960s revival of english folk music and beyond. In july 1998 we began to ask other bassists to contribute names and contact information for luthiers who work on and sell basses, as a resource for others needing such information. As this is a living document, if you have any amendments additions then post the deta. Great effort was obviously put into the level of detailed information and the quality of photography and of course the quality of the book itself which is quite impressive. I am interested in becoming a luthier and was curious what the best, or most respected luthier schools are in the us.
This newer volume serves as an update to the original. Luthiery books are a great way to learn how to make instruments. A luthier 1 is someone who makes or repairs string instruments generally consisting of a neck and a sound box. Lmi are recognized experts in chainof custody documentation so you can order with confidence. Chuck traeger has continued his research into what makes a double bass sound and play at its maximum potential the book contains all new sound setup discoveries and repair tips. Tom is also the author of the guitar making bookdvd set the art of lutherie published by mel bay, and has written for and been featured in may publications both in. Guitar neck blanks, knife grips, game calls and inlay. An essential item for the instrument builder, the luthiers handbook explores the secrets and science behind making goodsounding acoustic stringed instruments. Setup and repair of the double bass for optimum sound. Ok guys, lets get back to the subject of luthier s tools. Online shopping for bass guitars from a great selection at books store.
Double bass luthier directory jason heaths double bass blog. Luthiers usa luthier directory musical instrument maker. Inside the iconic guitar of the legendary queen guita. The bass guitar, electric bass, or simply bass, is the lowestpitched member of the guitar family.
From an early age i was surrounded by music, because several members of my family played instruments. The guild of american luthiers is a nonprofit educational membership organization whose purpose is to facilitate learning about lutherie. Click on product to see full description and larger photo. The name of the luthier, his address and his website.
Since 1972, weve been the foremost source of information for makers, repairers, and restorers of all kinds of string instruments. Luthiery books instrument making books highland woodworking. Geddy lees big beautiful book of bass this lavishly produced volume large format and hardcover is a wondrous celebration of the instrument, including its origins and history, and the weird and wonderful shapes it has taken. Book depository books with free delivery worldwide. Providers of maple and other pacific northwestern woods for instrument makers and craftsmen worldwide. Violin kit by hofner, made in germany product number. Guild of american luthiers guild of american luthiers.
Ive searched around this forum and our previous home and have come up with the following luthiers. Bass musician magazines year of the luthier freddy. Fret crowning files luthiers guide posted by tom bills education, luthiers guide series. Stocking quilted, curly, spalted, flame maple and burl woods. Matthew tucker, luthier and designer of innovative flatback bracing system. The book is also laid out in a way that i found easy to reference as i worked which is important to me as a luthier. An essential item for the instrument builder, the luthier s handbook explores the secrets and science behind making goodsounding acoustic stringed instruments. A complete illustrated history of bass guitars tony bacon on. I started playing electric bass at 11 years old, i remember that my first bass was a. Luthier project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks read. A complete illustrated history of bass guitars, 3rd edition, by tony bacon and barry moorhouse, backbeat books.
Siminoff brings to the table more than four decades of luthiery experience and shares the timetested philosophies, tips and technology of the craft. From rush frontman geddy lees personal collection of vintage electric bass guitars, dating from the 1950s to the 1980s, comes the definitive volume on the. Bass guitar, musical instruments strings general, books. A great read if youre interested in making or repairing musical instruments. Having just joined this vibrant and knowledgeable community of string enthusiasts, id like to ask for your opinion on recommended books for an amateurbeginning luthier. The word luthier comes from the french word luth, which means lute. Electric guitar and bass design lospennato electric guitars. The luthier blog ran for about a year and loads of top makers contributed to it. I am interested in acoustic, archtop and upright bass. The international society of bassists was founded by the worldrenowned double bass. Locate, find and buy from vintage, rare and handbuilt instrument builders in germany on. The term was originally used for makers of lutes, but it came to be used already in french for makers of most bowed and plucked stringed instruments such as members of the violin family including.
I started playing bass guitar in the mid sixties, in garage bands, and then started. Bass musician magazines year of the luthier freddy utrera how did you get your start in music. This began as a part of the companion double bass links page, where this double bass luthier project was born. The international society of bassists was founded by the worldrenowned double bass virtuoso gary karr in 1967. I would recommend it to anyone as an extra purchase when you. They have all at some time been personally recommended by forum members who have had work carried out by them. Historical lute construction by robert lundberg, guild of american luthiers 2002 isbn 0962644749. The company is located in tulsa and incorporated in oklahoma. Supplier of figured maple instrument lumber, turning blocks and craft woods. Members sell their cds, composition, books, dvds and other merchandise.
If you love the double bass, become a member of the international society of bassists today. Luthier books, tools and supplies are available at highland woodworking. Geddy lees big beautiful book of bass this lavishly produced volume large format and hardcover is a wondrous celebration. Ok guys, lets get back to the subject of luthiers tools. I would recommend it to anyone as an extra purchase when you do an lmii order. International society of bassists luthier directory.
Written collaboratively with top luthiers from the u. Books at stewartmacdonald your source for guitar parts, tools, and supplies. Topped off with a tour of the vintage fender factory, this book is a must have for any fender bass aficionado. I am wanting to start getting into the art of bass guitar building. I read any book i could find about instrument making. Years of experience help us to expertly source and prepare our fine woods for luthiers the world over taking care of all the cumbersome import paperwork so you dont have to. The posts cover all manner of topics from giving guitars away. The lmii string gauge is awesome, i use it for plotting and reporting fretboard configurations to manufacturers. When you are listed in the isbs luthiers directory, bassists will be able to find your business by location city, state, andor country or name, and they can contact you by email or telephone. Find instrument luthiers and custom builders germany. A good portion of the book is devoted to identifying dates of manufacture by headstocks, logos, bridges, tuning machines, etc. In this revised and expanded edition, it offers a complete illustrated history of bass guitars, from fenders first electric model in the 1950s through all the major models of the next 50 years that formed the foundation for modern music.
Since it was first published in 1995, the bestselling bass book has become the standard text for anyone searching for a complete history of bass guitars. The real book volume i sixth edition c edition series. Geddy lees big beautiful book of bass and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. Original series blue cover the second book in the essential elements for strings series reinforces the techniques learned in book 1, and also introduces new concepts and develops skills in areas such as dynamics, rhythms, and sightreading. The instrument will have 5 years warranty on manufacturing, components will be depending on what is stipulated by the. Members can be listed in our teacher and luthier directories.
The primary focus of this second book is to help you develop a more melodic approach to solo bass playing. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Im an ardent advocate of the international society of bassists and am on the isb board of directors. Fret crowning files the ultimate luthiers guide the. Scads of full color glossy photos take you from the earliest pbasses to the urge bass and beyond. Lutherie suppliers, the internets premier supplier of sanding belts, sand belt, sanding discs, 16 x 48 sanding belt and sanding supplies. A guide to building great tone in acoustic stringed instruments by roger h. Double bass luthier directory project gollihur music. Recommended luthiers repairs and technical basschat.958 1358 101 296 1495 373 1376 1175 882 1498 1350 945 417 869 1159 126 1464 125 1402 1365 913 740 38 554 1320 465 265 799 931 886 331 495