Contents
Magic Guitar CD
Magic guitar plans
Introductory Discography guide
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At the moment this publishing is available only in spanish language.



To purchase the book "Magical Guitar" send an e-mail to:
luthierlouzao@argentina.com

Content:
Below are the features of the book "The Magic Guitar".

Prefaces to the first edition by
Juan Falú and Eduardo Fernández.

Chapters:

Evolution of the Spanish guitar:
A brief account of the history of the instrument from the Renaissance to our days.

Guitarists and their guitars:
The relationship between the most renowned musicians and their guitars, from Tárrega times to the present.

Introduction to the mechanical operation of the acoustic Spanish guitar:
A detailed explanation of how your particular instrument produces the sound. For beginners and seasoned connoisseurs.

Potpourri:
How do we recognize the quality of an instrument? What is the difference between the Red Cedar and Spruce? Who calls the word luthier? How is a guitar amplifier? What is a flamenco guitar? And many more topics ...

A view of the guitar in Argentina:
A summary outline of the significance of the guitar in this world: popular and classical guitarists, composers, builders, etc.. With the key contained in the book, you can download the CD "La Guitarra Mágica" with 78 minutes of very good guitar music of Argentina.

Workshop and more...:
A guide for the novice builder how to build his first workshop, which tools to use and how to become a little professional luthier. This text is shared in writing with Raúl Velázquez.

Something about wood:
The luthier Raúl Velázquez tells us "a lot" of timber used for construction of the guitar. Includes a color sample of the wood being used, local and international.

Building a Spanish guitar:
The luthier Viviana Güera, helped me to write this manual to build a guitar. Many graphics by the luthier Ricardo Macedo, clarify explanations of all processes. Maps and photos complement the manual. The "Magic Guitar" plans of the guitar is taught to build can be downloaded in real scale, with the code that is inside the book.

New trends in construction Guitars:
A guide to understanding and building guitars of australian type, "double top" guitars, among other new designs.

Projections for the Future:
A moment of reflection, from the standpoint of the luthier, the role of guitar and music in the twentieth century and the years to come...

Appendix:

The rosette:
The luthier Ezequiel Moggia provides us with thorough detail how to build a traditional rosette. Some history, many graphics and photos complement this detailed writing.

Polishing:
The luthier Laura Reynoso shows us the traditional method of French polishing.

Synthetic lacquer:
With input from many years of experience Carlos Larramendi helps give me this sketch of the basic procedure of applying a synthetic finishing.

Calculation for the guitar frets:
The title says it all: how to divide the fingerboard of the guitar?

Building the capotraste (transport):
The "capo" or "transport" is a very useful for singers who are accompanied by guitar and flamenco guitarists. Viviana Güera teaches us how to build it by hand.

Tensors:
The Nancy Gianoli luthier shows the possible placement of various types of tensors.

About 280 photographs (black / white and color) and 200 graphics, as well as drawings, cartoons, and more make up the visual appearance of the volume.