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Sorry for the repost, but the stupid thing didn't go through. Add any books that I may have missed.


Building Electric Guitars: How to Make Solid-Body, Hollow-Body and Semi-Acoustic Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars

By Martin Koch

ISBN: 3901314075

Make Your Own Electric Guitar

By Melvyn Hiscock

ISBN: 0953104907

Electric Guitar Construction

By Tom Hirst

ISBN: 1574241257

Guitar Player Repair Guide: How to Set-Up, Maintain, and Repair Electrics and Acoustics

By Dan Erlewine

ISBN: 0879302917

Build Your Own Electric Guitar: Custom Guitar Assembly Made Easy

By Bill Foley

ISBN: 0961836105

D.I.Y Guitar Repair (Compact Reference Library)

By Pieter J. Fillet

ISBN: 0825623456

The Player's Guide to Guitar Maintenance

By Dave Burrluck

ISBN: 0879305495

Complete Guitar Repair (Guitar Reference)

By Hideo Kamimoto

ISBN: 0825601568


A Guitarmaker's Canvas: The Inlay Art of Grit Laskin

By Grit Laskin

ISBN: 0879307560

The Art of Inlay: Design and Technique for Fine Woodworking

By Larry Robinson

ISBN: 0879308354


The Stratocaster Chronicles : Celebrating 50 Years of the Fender Strat

By Tom Wheeler

ISBN: 0634056786

Gibson's Fabulous Flat-Top Guitars: An Illustrated History & Guide

By Eldon Whitford

ISBN: 0879302976

Gibson Guitars 100 Years of an American Icon

By Walter Carter

ISBN: 0972751017

Gruhn's Guide to Vintage Guitars : An Identification Guide for American Fretted Instruments (2nd Ed)

By George Gruhn

ISBN: 0879304227

The Story of the Fender Stratocaster: A Celebration of the World's Greatest Guitar

By Ray Minhinnett,

ISBN: 0879306653

Gibson Electrics: The Classic Years : An Illustrated History from the Mid-'30s to the Mid-'60s

By A. R. Duchossoir

ISBN: 0793592100

Electric Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia

By Tony Bacon

ISBN: 1571452818

Electric Guitars and Basses: A Photographic History

By George Gurhn

ISBN: 0879304928

The Ultimate Guitar Book

By Tony Bacon

ISBN: 0375700900

50 Years of Fender: Half a Century of the Greatest Electric Guitars

By: Tony Bacon

ISBN: 0879306211

50 Years of the Gibson Les Paul: Half a Century of the Greatest Electric Guitars

By: Tony Bacon

ISBN: 0879307110

The Gibson Super 400: Art of the Fine Guitar

By: Thomas A. Van Hoose

ISBN: 0879303441

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Build Your Own Electric Guitar: Custom Guitar Assembly Made Easy

By Bill Foley

ISBN: 0961836105

Dont bother with that one. Any info in that is covered in Hiscock's and there are some terrible editing mistakes in it. (example: the tele wiring schematic is totally wrong)

Another good read you missed was

Guitar Electonics for Musicians by Donald Brosnac. It has a ton of schematics for whatever guitar you can think of. Also pickup winding info and efects as well.

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No I do not own it. The local library may have a copy, and I am currently in the process for my first build, so I may pick it up. I do think the guitar in the cover is ugly though.

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If you follow the techniques in the book you should do fine, thats the good part of the book. However the book does not cover scarf joints, semi-hollow bodies, guitars with tremelos, inlay and things like this. Also there are some typos throughout the book.

It's not ALL terrible but there are better books out there, try and find one thats a more complete resource.

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