The Luthier's Handbook - Roger H. Siminoff
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.
The Luthier's Handbook includes expert advice on:
- Wood selection
- Tap tuning
- Bridge designs
- Bracing and tonebar configarations
- Soundboard design and construction
- String selection
- Truss rods
- Tools and fixtures
- Much more..