The Luthier's Handbook

The Luthier's Handbook

A Guide to Building Great Tone in Acoustic Stringed Instruments

Book - 2002
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Hal Leonard
(Book). An essential item for the instrument builder, The Luthier's Handbook explores the secrets and science behind making good-sounding acoustic stringed instruments. Renowned author Roger H. Siminoff brings to the table more than four decades of luthiery experience and shares the time-tested philosophies, tips and technology of the craft. As the ideal complement to other books on building instruments, this text describes the structural and acoustical attributes of air chambers; what to listen for when tap-tuning; selecting a good piece of wood; placement of the braces and tone bars and how to tune them; how to select the right strings; what to consider in bridge design concepts; and much more. Includes a free String Gauge Calculator for determining the right set of strings.

Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard Corp., [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780634014680
0634014684
Branch Call Number: 787.1923 SIMIN
Characteristics: 92 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Notes: Includes index

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