The first choice of aspiring guitar makers for more than 30 years For some, it is not enough to buy a guitar—the challenge of designing and hand-making a unique, customized instrument is the dream. Since 1986, these people have turned to one book: Make Your Own Electric Guitar. Written in a clear, relaxed style, it covers every facet of guitar design and construction, as well as electronic theory and practice, and full woodworking and wiring techniques—all supported with plenty of photos and diagrams. Now in a revised and expanded third edition, Make Your Own Electric Guitar will enable any musician or enthusiast with basic woodworking skills to create a uniquely valuable instrument.
About the Author
Melvyn Hiscock has been making guitars more than for 40 years.
“Back in the early days of my building journey, Melvyn's original book was an invaluable resource.” –Scott Ambush, Ambush Basses, bassist for Spyro Gyra
“I made my first guitar the same year Melvyn Hiscock’s book was first published, 1986. There wasn’t much info out there and so I made it up as I went along. Eventually I stumbled upon this book and it changed everything. Suddenly all of the mystery and secrets of guitar making I couldn’t figure out were here, presented clearly and in a friendly way. This book made me want to make more guitars. I blame you Melvyn! It is a fantastic reference manual. I can’t recall how many I’ve given to my students." –Saul Koll, Koll Guitars, Oregon
“The catalyst that first sparked my interest in making a guitar (just as a hobby) was a book called Make Your Own Electric Guitar by Melvyn Hiscock. It was my roadmap to realizing my first guitar.” –Ola Strandberg, founder, Strandberg Guitars, Sweden
“Five thousand guitars, 17 years, and nine staff. All because of one book and a dream. Thanks Melvyn!” –Perry Ormsby, Ormsby Guitars, Australia