Building an Electric Archtop Guitar




 183 pages and more than 300 photos later, the book is now in print and available worldwhide through Amazon.

 "Building an Electric Archtop Guitar" details the step-by-step making of an electric archtop guitar. All aspects of the construction are covered, from the initial design stage to the very final setup. The text is supported by over 300 high-resolution color photographs positioned throughout the 15 chapters of the book. So, if you're toying with the idea of building your own custom archtop, having this book nearby may not be a bad idea.

 Here's what Stewart-MacdDonald had to say about the book:

 " The laminated archtop guitar is a great-sounding instrument for lots of playing styles-look no further than Gibson for proof. Using pre-arched and pre-bent laminates from the suppliers listed in this book gives the first-time archtop builder a big head start. Luthier J.P. Laplante's new step-by-step book is a straightforward guide to all the other construction details. From sketching a plan to stringing up the finished guitar, the entire process is meticulously photographed with many modern work-saving tools shown in use. You'll even learn a few custom touches like how to make a wooden tailpiece, a fingerrest, and pickup mounting rings. 183 pages, softcover."

And if you want to know more about this book, you may also want to have a look at at this video I made about it. I must admit that I'm not very photogenic, but it's the message that counts...