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Autographed copy The Folk Art Instrument Builders Reference by Charles Atchison. This book provides detailed instructions for building the following instruments:One String Diddley Bow, Relic style 4 string Cigar Box Guitar, Tenor Hubcap Banjo, Cajon Drum, Kalimba thumb piano, Washtub Bass (Gutbucket) Also included are instructions on making your own wooden peg tuners, how to fret your instruments, make your own electric pickup, wiring the instrument, scarf necks, how to give your instruments that distressed, relic look and much, much more. 

A Signed Copy of The Folk Art Instrument Builders Reference

  • Table of Contents Tools 4 The Cigar Box Guitar 6-66 Wooden Peg Tuners 11-20 Diddley Bow 21-35 Relic Style Four String Guitar 37-66 Distressing the wood 42-48 Ebonizing 44-47 Age metal parts 45 Tenor Hubcap Banjo 67-131 Fret Position Markers 77-78 Fretting the Neck 85-102 Fret Templates 93-95 Dressing the Frets 101-102 Tuning Keys & the Nut 103-108 Staining the Neck 109-113 Attach the Neck 114-117 Adding the Jack & Piezo Pickup 118-122 String Retainer 123-126 Tailpiece, Bridge & Final Assembly 127-131 Headstocks 132-138 Kalimba (Thumb Piano) 139-147 Bracing 148-149 Wind your own Pickups 150-155 Wiring 156-163 Scarf Joint 164-170 Bridges and Tailpieces 171-176 Build a wooden cigar bridge 177-185 Cajón Drum 186-192 Washtub Bass (Gutbucket) 193-198 Recommended Resources 199 6 x 9 Trade Paperback 200 pages black and white printing on cream uncoated paper with over 400 pictures and illustrations.
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