The Ultimate Bluegrass Mandolin Construction Manual

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(Book). The Ultimate Bluegrass Mandolin Construction Manual is the most complete step-by-step treatise ever written on building an acoustical string instrument. Siminoff, a renowned author and luthier, applies over four decades of experience to guide beginners to pros through detailed chapters on wood selection, cutting, carving, shaping, assembly, inlays, fretting, binding and assembly of an F-style mandolin. A special highlight is an in-depth chapter on the art of tap tuning. This fully-illustrated manual boasts more than 250 photos, a
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(Book). The Ultimate Bluegrass Mandolin Construction Manual is the most complete step-by-step treatise ever written on building an acoustical string instrument. Siminoff, a renowned author and luthier, applies over four decades of experience to guide beginners to pros through detailed chapters on wood selection, cutting, carving, shaping, assembly, inlays, fretting, binding and assembly of an F-style mandolin. A special highlight is an in-depth chapter on the art of tap tuning. This fully-illustrated manual boasts more than 250 photos, a full-color section on the staining and finishing processes, numerous detailed illustrations, and a bonus set of 20 full-size blueprints. Spiral bound.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780634062858
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Edition description: Includes 20 Full-Size Blueprints
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 611,428
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2004

    Well worth the price!

    If you are looking for an incredibly comprehensive resource for building an F style mandolin, this is the book for you! Each chapter is very descriptive and well illustrated and the sequence of the book takes you right down the mandolin construction path, so that it is hard to lay this book down. My son and I are well on our way to building our first mandolin, and with this kind of written support, we expect the result to be nothing short of a beautiful, great-sounding instrument! The blueprints included with the book are worth the purchase price by themselves. They aren't quite as comprehensive as the F5 pro prints that can be ordered from the author, but are more than adequate. Anyone who plans to build an F5 will benefit from this book. Wood selection, tap tuning, bridge construction, it's all here.

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