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Building Acoustic Guitars
The Guitar Builder's Construction Journal By Bill Cory
eBook (PDF): $10.99
Every guitar builder knows, you can make quicker progress if you keep a record of what you've done. It helps you prevent the repeat of a mistake, and it will help you remember things you want to... More > repeat. This journal is the companion to "Building Martin-style Acoustic Guitar Kits," by the same author. This is the only place you can currently purchase it as a PDF.< Less
Building Martin-style Acoustic Guitar Kits - 2017 Ebook By Bill Cory
eBook (PDF): $21.95
This manual is the only one in publication, and it is recommended by C.F. Martin's own "Guitarbuilder Connection," at the factory in Nazareth, PA. It is the only book devoted to the... More > building of Martin-style acoustic kits. Updated and revised for 2017. ... The author, Bill Cory, has built over twenty guitars, all from kits, and in this 168-page book, he describes in excellent detail, with over 500 photos, the building of the guitar shown on the back cover of the book. And if you would like to hear it, just go to the web link at the bottom of the back cover. ... If you've ever wanted to build a guitar, but haven't done it yet, most professional luthiers say that a kit is the best way to start. Men and women all over the word have used this book to build their own Martin kits, and all have been gratified by the look and sound of their guitars! Try it!< Less
Spiral Bound Complete Guide to Building Kit Acoustic Guitars - 2017 Edition By Bill Cory
Paperback: $29.95
Prints in 3-5 business days
The Complete Guide to Building Kit Acoustic Guitars is the "go-to" reference for those interested in a detailed overview of kit acoustic guitars. Now updated and revised for 2017. The cover... More > says it all, but there's even more inside -- 500 photos, all the advice you need, reviews of kits from C.F. Martin & Co. and other kit providers. An entertaining writer, Bill Cory has also played guitar since he was a kid and has been building since 2005 and has built twenty guitars, all from kits. If he doesn't know kit acoustic guitars, nobody does! Hear one of his guitars at this link: www.nichebooks.com/mm000.mp3 . Take a listen and enter a new world!< Less
Complete Guide to Building Kit Acoustic Guitars - Updated for 2017 By Bill Cory
eBook (PDF): $22.95
Newly revised for 2017, the Complete Guide to Building Kit Acoustic Guitars has been since 2007 the "go-to" reference for those interested in a detailed overview of the world of kit... More > acoustic guitars. The cover says it all, but there's even more inside -- 500 photos, all the advice you need, reviews of kits from C.F. Martin & Co. and other kit providers. (This PDF offers excellent clarity of photos; you can zoom up to 300% with fine detail.) An entertaining writer, Bill Cory has also played guitar since he was a kid and has been building since 2005 and has built twenty guitars, all from kits. If he doesn't know kit acoustic guitars, nobody does! Hear one of his guitars at this link: www.nichebooks.com/mm000.mp3 . Take a listen and enter a new world!< Less
Neighbors By William Cory
Hardcover: $19.95
Prints in 3-5 business days
The entire nation is threatened when dreaded earthquakes and rare storms attack both coasts of North America. In the heart of the country, in a quiet neighborhood in Colorado, people would die but... More > for the efforts of one man. And through it all, though their lives are in danger, the neighbors work together, trying to salvage what they can from the results of the storms, the evils of criminal attacks, and a justice system that might destroy a war hero’s family.< Less
Outlining Your Novel Start to Finish By William Cory
Paperback: $9.95
Prints in 3-5 business days
Writing a novel is a daunting task, but there are ways to make it a little easier. Many try to simply start with a blank page and write the book. That path leads to discouragement, ten drafts, and... More > eventually a search for other work. I knew I needed help but couldn't find anything that gave me what I wanted—something short, to the point, with reminders of what I already knew about what a novel is made up of, how it's constructed, etc. So, I created my own. I now use this format, and it has helped me define my concept, plot line, major scenes, characters and all the rest. It's helped me make progress with a novel that gave me fits for months. Before, I didn’t have a concise way to nail down my essential story components; now, I do. This very simple workbook has helped me do it. You know, sometimes, you just have to build your own tools. Bonus: On the last page is an email address where you can get a FREE PDF with fillable computer form blanks to use over and over.< Less
Combined Kit Guitar Books: Including Guitar Builder's Journal By Bill Cory
eBook (PDF): $29.95
These are the only books available devoted specifically to building acoustic guitar kits. The author, Bill Cory, founded kitguitarsforum.com and has been building kits since 2005, when most people... More > hadn't even heard of them. But with the growth of that forum and the publishing of his books, Bill helped bring kit acoustic guitars into the mainstream. After building over twenty kits from various kit providers, he has created a volume that answers every possible question about kits -- where to get them, how to order and build them, how to save money on tools, how to build certain tools you will need, and also importantly, why you should not order rare, expensive tone woods for your first kit. Bill's experience is presented in this complete, 390-page combined PDF, with over 1000 photos enlargeable to 300% with excellent clarity. In the Martin-style kit manual, the detailed, step-by-step instructions have made this the ONLY book recommended by the C.F. Martin factory's "Guitar Builder's Connection."< Less
Building Martin-style Acoustic Guitar Kits - 2017 Edition By Bill Cory
Paperback: $28.95
Prints in 3-5 business days
Spiral-bound edition. Did you know that C.F. Martin & Co. also makes great guitar kits? Yes, they do. Since the booklet that comes with a Martin kit isn't very good, this manual is recommended by... More > C.F. Martin's own "Guitarbuilder Connection," at the factory in Nazareth, PA. It is the only book available devoted to the building of Martin-style acoustic kits. Updated and revised in 2017. The author, Bill Cory, has built over twenty guitars, all from kits, and in this 168-page book, he describes in excellent detail, with over 500 photos, the building of the guitar shown on the back cover of the book. And if you would like to hear it, just go to the web link at the bottom of the back cover. If you've ever wanted to build a guitar, but haven't done it yet, most professional luthiers say that a kit is the best way to start. Men and women all over the world have used this book to build their own Martin kits, and all have been gratified by the look and sound of their guitars.< Less