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

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

by Roger H. Siminoff
     
 

(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… See more details below

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(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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780634014680
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Musical Instruments Series: Maintenance and Construction, Piano and Keyboards, Bass Guitar
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
531,146
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.27(d)

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