In recent years I spent a fair bit of time traveling around Asia, and some of that time was spent tapping away at an iPad about the one subject I know a fair bit about – making musical instruments.
If you click on the titles you’ll be taken to another site of mine (especially for luthiers) to find out more…
Making a living in lutherie:
from amateur to professional
A practical guide to running your own shop, a guide to dealing with some of the common pitfalls that beset luthiers.
156 pages. A pdf.
I could do with reading myself from time to time…
The Luthier blog ran for about a year and LOADS of top makers contributed to it. The posts cover all manner of topics from giving guitars away(?) to dealing with your first customer. A great read if you’re interested in making or repairing musical instruments. Timeless advice from professional makers. And not just me.
234 pages. A pdf.
Dave Best took the photographs and I write/rant about instrument design. A beautiful book with lots of great pictures to drool over.
136 pages, and is an actual book. A real one. Soft bound and high quality.