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4.0 out of 5 stars A well written, well illustrated book on the subject
I bought this book for some insight into the workings and details of Brian May's famous Red Special guitar which this book features as a case study that includes a comparison with the high end, limited edition, hand built replica built by English Luthier, Andrew Guyton. The rest of the book is interesting enough for people embarking on building any of the other types of...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good general book but not enough detail about options
Nicely laid out and informative but level of detail patchy. As someone else commented, an assembly guide to using parts rather than a building guide. Worth reading if you have some DIY skills already but for hand holding, look elsewhere.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A well written, well illustrated book on the subject, 30 July 2013
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I bought this book for some insight into the workings and details of Brian May's famous Red Special guitar which this book features as a case study that includes a comparison with the high end, limited edition, hand built replica built by English Luthier, Andrew Guyton. The rest of the book is interesting enough for people embarking on building any of the other types of electric guitar covered in the book, but Brian May enthusiasts or potential Red Special builders should also appreciate the material. However, there is nothing that isn't already out there in the public domain on the various internet forums dedicated to the Red Special and other Brian May equipment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good seller, 1 Jun 2014
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very detailed book for a beginner like me trying a new hobby many thanks to you.xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good general book but not enough detail about options, 28 Sep 2013
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Nicely laid out and informative but level of detail patchy. As someone else commented, an assembly guide to using parts rather than a building guide. Worth reading if you have some DIY skills already but for hand holding, look elsewhere.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Latest Balmer book up to standard, 10 May 2013
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Even if you do not plan to build your own guitar, this book provides lots of interesting information about how guitars are constructed.
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