Engineering the Guitar Theory and Practice

ISBN-10: 0387743685

ISBN-13: 9780387743684

Edition: 2009

Authors: Richard Mark French

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This text describes the mechanics of the guitar for engineers and craftsmen alike. Complete with informative illustrations, it describes the underlying mechanical concepts behind the guitar, supported by theory and test. A detailed description of guitar electronics paired with an analysis of sound quality is included.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 10/23/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 266
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

History of the Guitar
Development of the Classical Guitar
The Modern Guitar
Acoustics and Musical Theory
Basics of Music
Scales and Temperament
Quantifying Sound
Sound Radiation
Human Perception of Sound
Graphical Representations of Sound
Structure of the Guitar
Basic Components
Classical Guitar
Steel String Acoustic Guitar
Solid Body Electric Guitar
Archtop Jazz Guitar
Hybrid Instruments
Static and Dynamic Loads
Materials
Dynamic Behavior
Structural Dynamics
Strings
Analyzing String Dynamics
Experimental Results from Vibrating String
Real Strings and Intonation
Acoustic Guitar Bodies
Complete Instrument
Analytical Models
Discrete Models
Two Degree of Freedom Model
Two DOF Example
Three DOF Model
Three DOF Example
Calculating the Effects of Design Changes
Finite Difference Models
Finite Difference Acoustic Models
Finite Element Models
Boundary Element Models
Geometry Models
Manufacturing Processes
Small Batch Instruments
Mass Produced Instruments
Build Variation
Materials and Construction
Response Variation Testing
Test Method Verification
Building in Good Tone
Sound Quality
Elements of Sound Quality
Time Domain Descriptions
Frequency Domain Descriptions
Psychoacoustic Descriptions
Subjective Rankings
Structural Characteristics
Acoustic Characteristics
Predicting Sound Quality
Guitar Electronics
Inductive Pickups
Piezoelectric Pickups
Seismic Pickups
Pre-Amplifiers
Grounding and Isolation
Unique Characteristics
Classical Guitars
Steel String
Solid Body Electric Guitars
Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitars
Jazz Guitars
References
Index
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