Luthier's Handbook A Guide to Building Great Tone in Acoustic Stringed Instruments

ISBN-10: 0634014684
ISBN-13: 9780634014680
Edition: 2002
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 2/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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.

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