New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1979. 2nd Edition. Octavo, publisher's photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps, original folding pattern poster.
"It is not hard to make instruments. You don't have to sweep the master's floor for ten years while he drops you a 'secret' here and there. It is all just common sense and practice. Stir in a little patience, add a few wood shavings, and you have a 'guitar stew' or a 'fiddle gumbo.'" Practical handbook on making all manner of guitars, fiddles, mandolins, and dulcimers, chock full of black-and-white photos and diagrams, with chapters on wood, tools, and supply sources, by master luthier Andy DePaule. Originally published in 1976, this is the first printing of the 1979 second edition, with complete number row to copyright page. Original folding pattern poster laid in. Light rubbing and edgewear. Near fine. Item #3111