Violin Making An Illustrated Guide for the Amateur

ISBN-10: 1565234359
ISBN-13: 9781565234352
Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)
Authors: Bruce Ossman
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Description: Utilizing fewer tools and expressing a get-it-done attitude, this useful manual makes the violinmaking process easy for the everyday crafter. Using step-by-step instructions and hundreds of detailed drawings and color photographs, the obscure  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 104
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Utilizing fewer tools and expressing a get-it-done attitude, this useful manual makes the violinmaking process easy for the everyday crafter. Using step-by-step instructions and hundreds of detailed drawings and color photographs, the obscure language and unfamiliar techniques of instrument-making are given a populist overhaul in this newly revised and expanded resource. Requiring only basic tools and everyday woods, aspiring luthiers can begin each new project with full-size component cutouts, which are included for each instrument piece. An inspiring full-color gallery of violins made by other amateur crafters is also included. From cutting and shaping each piece to assembly and performance, the theory that only elite crafters can make wood instruments is debunked.

Bruce Ossman is a retired teacher who resides in West Chester, PA. His love of classical music (especially that of the baroque era) and his interest in simplifying the overwhelming art of violin making inspired him to publish his book, "Violin Making: A Guide for the Amateur."

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