Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build by Trevor Gore in collaboration with veteran Australian master luthier Gerard Gilet.  A two volume book which thoroughly covers the scientific design methods and contemporary build methods for constructing steel string and classical guitars.

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DESIGN Volume

The FIRST book to seriously and scientifically address the acoustics, physics and mechanics of the acoustic guitar, relating the sounds we hear to the way a guitar vibrates and to its woodwork and structure.  It provides a complete methodology from wood testing to sculpturing the sound output of your next guitar.  Over 390 pages of text, diagrams, charts and full colour photographs.

BUILD Volume

Addresses the construction of FOUR different styles of guitar using the principles developed in the DESIGN volume.  Detailed explanations of contemporary construction methods for traditional fan and X-braced guitars;  contemporary lattice braced classical guitars and falcate braced steel string guitars.  Over 450 pages of text, diagrams, charts and full colour photographs of the complete building process.  Full sized plans are provided for all four guitar designs covered in the text.