When you need a set of plans for a guitar or lute, you’ve come to the right address…
All information you need to make Stradivari, Panormo, Harmony, Grunewald or Danelectro guitars…
A book about the construction of these legendary guitars of the fifties and sixties.
Make great guitars with simple materials and tools.
More books in preparation.
“Antonio Stradivari, Guitar maker” in American Lutherie #122 (2015)
Just a fiddle maker? Fugidaboutit! Our boy Tony Strad was a guitar maker, for sure. Author van Cappelle surveys the existing instruments and the many forms, tools, and patterns in museums to draw some conclusions about Stradivari’s methods and intentions. Then he builds a pair of replicas while we watch over his shoulder. He even makes authentic cases for them.
(Published with a plan of the smallest Stradivari guitar)
Clock here for a scanned PDF version of this article.
“An Early Maker Story From Holland” in Make Magazine (2013)