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How to make old-time rhythm band instruments. Instructions included for making: maracas, a rubber-band guitar, a slide whistle, a washtub bass, a tom-tom, clacking spoons and a xylophone.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1974 (v.52#1) pg. 54

Music trio. A collection of elegant, sculptural accessories for a musician. (1) Guitar stand. (2) Footstool. (3) Music stand.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Mar 2002 (v.25#5) pg. 40

Create a classic guitar. Part 1. An overview of the project including materials and tools required to build a 6-string acoustic guitar. Est. cost: $275.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1983 (v.6#4) pg. 46

Create a classic guitar. Part 2. Making the top, back and sides.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1983 (v.6#5) pg. 52

Create a classic guitar. Part 3.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1983 (v.6#6) pg. 54

Create a classic guitar. Part 4. Preparation for finishing.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1983 (v.6#7) pg. 52

Create a classic guitar. Part 5. Polishing the finish and installing the hardware.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1983 (v.6#8) pg. 44

An electronic musical instrument which produces the same effect as an electric guitar being played using a slider bar. This effect is often associated with the Hawaiian guitar.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Mar 1968 (v.11#2) pg. 38

How to make decorative mosaic rosettes, the design which surrounds the sound hole of many fine guitars.
FINE WOODWORKING #4 Fall 1976 pg. 53

Guitar joinery. The balance between structure and tone. A guitar builder discusses the problems of having enough strength in a guitar while retaining enough lightness to sound properly.
FINE WOODWORKING #5 Winter 1976 pg. 52

Using the hot-pipe method of wood bending to bend guitar sides. Plans for both an electric bending iron and a propane torch bending iron are included.
FINE WOODWORKING #10 Spring 1978 pg. 62.
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #12 Sep 1978 pg. 12

How to make a guitar rosette from a single piece of end grain taken from a whole log.
FINE WOODWORKING #28 May-Jun 1981 pg. 51

Guitar binding and purfling. Decorating edges with thin wood. How to cut the rabbet and attach the binding and purfling.
FINE WOODWORKING #28 May-Jun 1981 pg. 52

How to make an assembly form and a bending form for guitars, vielles, and similar instruments. Includes tips on building a vielle, wood bending, laminating, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 100

Tips on the cause and cure for lacquer blush on guitars.
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 18

Tips on gluing the bridge to the soundboard of steel-string acoustic guitar.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 16
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #55 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 8
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #56 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 6

Guitar maker's inlay. How one craftsman incorporates decorative inlay pictures on the peghead of his guitars and mandolins.
FINE WOODWORKING #58 May-Jun 1986 pg. 66

How to repair "bridge lifting" on a steel-string guitar.
FINE WOODWORKING #66 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 16

Building a steel string guitar. An overview of the fine points. Part 1. General theories of guitar design. Assembly of soundboard (top) and back.
FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 46
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #68 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 18
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 12

Building a steel-string guitar. Part 2. Guitar body construction. Bending and purfling the frame.
FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 58

Completing a steel-string guitar. Dovetailing and setting the neck, fretting, and making the nut, bridge and saddle.
FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 82

Advice on correct adhesives to use in guitar making.
FINE WOODWORKING #89 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 28
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #91 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 8

Chart for calculating guitar fret spacing.
FINE WOODWORKING #99 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 22
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #101 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 8

Fender Telecaster in leather. Description of the steps involved in covering the body of an electric guitar with hand-tooled leather.
LEATHER CRAFTSMAN Mar-Apr 1990 (v.6#2) pg. 10

Guitar repairs you can make, including wood repairs, restringing, neck alignment, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #550 Mar 1974 (v.70) pg. 106

Learning to play the guitar.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #72 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 154

Try some slide guitar. Tips on playing a Hawaiian style "lap guitar".
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #75 May-Jun 1982 pg. 152

How to repair and adjust a guitar purchased at a garage sale or flea market.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #76 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 62

Where to find bargain guitars, a fingerboard chart, plus other tips.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #76 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 148

Simple musical instruments fashioned from recyclables. (1) Rubber-band guitar. (2) Oatmeal box drum with wooden drumsticks. (3) Xylophone made from metal pipes. (4) Water-glass chimes.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #147 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 28

Quality guitar for $20.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1964 (v.122#2) pg. 112

Steel guitar costs less than $20 to build.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1965 (v.124#2) pg. 129

Electric baritone guitar is tuned one octave lower than an ordinary electric guitar.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1968 (v.129#3) pg. 140

How to custom-build your own solid-body electric guitar. Design is based on the classic Fender Telecaster, but features several improvements.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1990 (v.167#9) pg. 43

Simple brackets made from scrap wood hold guitars or banjos by their neck.
SUNSET Jan 1981 (v.166#1) pg. 77

A description of what it takes to build stringed instruments from kits. Three mail-order kits (two guitars and a mountain dulcimer) described.
WOOD MAGAZINE #105 Apr 1998 (v.15#3) pg. 56

Tip on cutting the camber on a guitar finger-board.
WOODWORKER #1102 Sep 1985 (v.89) pg. 649

Sound workmanship. Tips on using the router in the making and repair of electric guitars.
WOODWORKER #1102 Sep 1985 (v.89) pg. 692

Rain forest friendly guitar. How to replace traditional materials with alternatives from renewable sources. Patterns and tables illustrate the dimensional changes required.
WOODWORKER Apr 1992 (v.96#4) pg. 36

Making curved sides for musical instruments (fiddle, dulcimer, guitar, ...) by fabricating a two-piece bending mold from plywood or particleboard. The thin wood is prepared by heating in an ordinary oven prior to clamping in the mold.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1990 (v.14#2) pg. 30

Making a traditional dreadnought acoustic guitar. Materials have easy working properties. There are no ornate inlays, complicated rosettes, or bindings.
WOODWORKING TODAY #32 Jun 1992 pg. 16

Knitted guitar strap with floral pattern.
WORKBASKET May 1982 (v.47#7) pg. 21

How to make an accoustic guitar. Full-size pattern included along with detailed instructions.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1974 (v.30#4) pg. 34