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

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

Format:  Paperback,

92 pages

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp

Publish Date: Feb 2002

ISBN-13: 9780634014680

ISBN-10: 0634014684

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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.

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Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp
Publish Date: Feb 2002
ISBN-13: 9780634014680
ISBN-10: 0634014684
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 92
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.7
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.25 x 11.0 x 0.5

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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.

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