A must-read for Guitar aficionados, this beautifully written book offers a rare glimpse into the mind and craft of master luthier Tom Bills, considered by many to be one of the most talented luthiers of our time.
Over the years, Tom Bills has produced instruments considered to be some of the best-sounding Guitars ever created. With Bills' expert advice, this insightful book prepares you to reach new heights when designing and creating your own unique Guitars.
The Art Of Lutherie will not only teach you step-by-step how to build a Guitar but will explain why master luthiers take these steps and make those decisions, giving you the power to make your own educated choices. In this book, Bills shares his best-kept secrets and methods of custom Guitar making - enlightening you to the tricks of his trade that have made him a firm favourite amongst top collectors and players.
The information in The Art Of Lutherie is both practical and applicable. Bills' unique approach to this centuries-old art form will empower and inspire you to create more than just a Guitar, but a truly unique work of art. The Art of Lutherie contains a generous offering of the hard-won wisdom that only comes from the years of experience and experimentation that Bills uses in creating his celebrated instruments.
"It is not often I heap such lavish praise on people; however, Tom is, in this case, more than deserving: I know of no other luthier whose work I respect more. Tom knows his craft inside and out; he pours his soul into every Guitar he makes; he uses cutting-edge science to guide his work, and it shows...' - Collin Bay.
This book includes access to online video.