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The Big Red Book of American Lutherie Volume 1

The Big Red Book of American Lutherie Volume 1
Guild of American Luthiers

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SKU AM3384
Author Various
Format Book
Duration 521 pages
Dimensions 220mm x 285mm
Publisher Guild of American Luthiers
Departments Guitar Construction and Repair
 
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Volume One (from American Lutherie #1-12, 1985-1987)

The Guild of American Luthiers is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational membership organization whose purpose is to facilitate learning about the art, craft, and science of lutherie. Membership in the Guild is open to everyone.

Highlights include the Hauser tradition by Jeffrey Elliott; violin sound physics by Carleen Hutchins; pearl inlay by David Nichols; air resonance by W.D. Allen; tuning violin plates by Keith Hill; the business of lutherie with Gruhn, Klein, Lundberg, Krimmel, Brune, Meltz, Grimes, Davis, and Umanov; guitar sound physics by Caldersmith; rosewoods by John Jordan; Ramirez workshop by William Tapia; the Dobro by Bobby Wolfe; guitar frets by Roger Sadowsky; violin acoustics by George Bissinger; Paisley Tele by Dave Schneider; epoxy by Paul Jacobson; vihuela and viola da mano by John Rollins; evolution of the hammered dulcimer by Sam Rizzetta; temperaments by Edward Kottick; bracing and guitar resonance by J. and O. Jovicic; thoughts on new guitar designs by Steve Klein, Gila Eban, and Fred Carlson; flattop bass design thoughts by Harry Fleishman, Tim Olsen, Richard Ennis, Bill McCaw, and David Freeman; detailed drawings of 1918 Martin 1-18, 1932 Martin C-3, Kamanche, Kasha guitar soundboard, 1943 Hauser Sr. classical guitar, flattop bass, tar, modified F-3 mandolin, and sami-sen; and meet makers C.F. Martin III, C.F. Martin IV, Manuel Velazquez, William Del Pilar, John Monteleone, Paul Schuback, Harvey Thomas, Jeffrey Elliott, and Robert Steinegger.

Hardcover, B&W photos and drawings.

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