Author: Michael Collins
Design: Wayne Nakamura/HyperHip
Photography: Wayne Nakamura/HyperHip
Cover Photography: Dieter Hessel
Building a Selmer Maccaferri Guitar details the step-by-step construction of the laminated European style Jazz guitar, made famous by the great gypsy jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt.
Topics covered include:
Wood Gluing the Body Tools Binding Sharpening The Fingerboard Molds The Neck Lamination Finishing Rim Assembly Bridge Liners Hardware Bracing the Back Set-up The Soundboard Pickups
From producing the pliage, to inlaying the rosette, preparing the laminate, carving the neck, to applying the finish, each topic is discussed in great detail.
Construction techniques for both the short-scale D-hole instrument and the long-scale Oval-hole guitar are covered.
Over 275 photographs and 75 diagrams positioned throughout the text to help even the novice builder understand and complete each process. The book is 8.5" x 11", perfect bound, laminated cover.
Submitted by: christophe on 05/16/2012 01:52:13 PM
A very good and clear book on building your Selmer copy. It was not available for a while so I was pleasantly surprised to see it for sale at Djangobook. The whole procedure of buying, shipping and handling went very smoothly. Thanks. Arie van Spronssen
Submitted by: Arie on 02/17/2012 03:15:06 AM