I just bought a box full of CGB building books, and I must say I'm disappointed. I taught electronics, computers, and networking. I am particular about training aids, and I have high expectations. I am in the process of designing training aids that that meet the standards my employers had for instruction:
People who have no idea how hard instructing is should say "you're just saying common sense things. It's all obvious". If clueless people say that, you have presented all essential information, in the right order, in a clear and lucid manner, and you made it look easy. If you teach a thing well, the person you taught should be able to teach someone else. High quality training is a force multiplier.
I am still in the research stage, so there is no need to ask "If you know so much why don't you write it yourself?". I'm here to make suggestions, and request suggestions, for the encyclopedic textbook that has not yet been written, on the topic of designing and building three string guitars.
if any readers have one or more of the various DVDs that contain the information sought below, please tell me. There are way too many to buy them all and find a vast overlap of material, and an equally vast overlap of overlooked material.
If I had my way, a book about constructing three string cigars would have one each, and in this order:
a proper textbook would go into detail about things like:
much of this is available on youtube, but too many CGB youtubers have quirky idiosyncrasies that make think I'm at a family reunion of uncles from way back in the hills.
One book mentions the lid recess in the caption to a picture. The rest, bupkis. Another book shows gluing the lid to the neck, and the neck to the box. not one mention of the difference between a drop in lid and a boite nature, that I have found.
do any readers have any suggestions or requests for this purely hypothetical encyclopedic tome?