Roger H. Siminoff: The Ultimate Bluegrass Mandolin Construction Manual

Books | Mandolin

Publisher: Hal Leonard
Format: Books | Reference

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.

ISBN: 9780634062858
Published on: 22 May 2008
No of pages: 186
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL00331088

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        Ashford (Kent) GB Amateur luthier
        Very concise and detailed plans for construction of the F5 mandolin. It has all the information required to build a professional standard model. I would recommend for experienced model makers and those used to detailed plans and precision working. Exceptionally good value.
        One or two areas not explained in enough detail for a total novice at making musical instruments . There's enough stuff posted on the internet now to cover any grey areas so don't let it put you off.
        Confirmed purchase: 21 June 2017
        Published on: 07 July 2017