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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

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Series: Book Publisher: Hal Leonard Format: Softcover Author: Roger H. Siminoff

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.

$24.99 (US) Inventory #HL 00330538 ISBN: 9780634014680 UPC: 073999894196 Width: 8.5" Length: 11.0" 96 pages

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