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The Luthier's Handbook explore les secrets et techniques de la fabrication d'un instrument acoustique. Roger Siminoff condence dans ce livre plus de 40 années d'experience de luthiers. Textes en anglais, photos et illustrations en couleur.
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Broché: 96 pages
Editeur : Hal Leonard Corporation (28 février 2007)
Livre très complet qui n'est pas seulement une description des methodes de fabrication, mais qui explique la phylosophie de fabrication et entre dans les fondamentaux technologiques des matériaux. Excellent livre pour tout luthier amateur ou pro.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Read the preface before buying and complaining23 juin 2005
L'évaluation d'un enfant - Publié sur Amazon.com
The book gives exactly what the preface says. It is a collection of all the things a luthier should know and a little history behind them. It is not a construction manual and should not be criticized for not being what it is not. I actually bought this book for the tap tuning section alone but am delighted with the rest of it.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5An excellent resource.31 janvier 2006
Par Skyhunter Music - Publié sur Amazon.com
The Luthier's Handbook's reputation as "the Bible" for stringed instrument making is well-deserved, particularly for anyone interested in the "why" of design and construction practices. (For those more interested in the step-by-step "how" of building a guitar, I'd recommend William R. Cumpiano's Guitarmaking:Tradition and Technology. They make an excellent set.)
As a point of reference, I have a science and engineering background. My experience to date in this area has been limited to some minor instrument repair and set-up. I have a fair amount of experience in woodworking. I found this book to be very clear and readable. Based on limited experience and knowledge, I think this would also be an extremely valuable resource for anyone who has been building basic instruments who might want to try to vary their designs based on sound first principles.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5Not quite what it says, but interesting12 janvier 2005
Par Anachronus - Publié sur Amazon.com
It's unfortunate the author didn't choose a better title. You'd probably expect THE Luthiers Handbook to be a how-to, but it's nothing like that. Actually it reads more like a college-level textbook. Engineering/techies will probably love it, as will anyone seriously interested in the how & why of fine instrument architecture. There's a lot in here about the tonal properties of various woods, bracings, etc. Even if you never figure out the author's 'tuning' method (or don't have your own home physics lab) you still might find yourself tapping on soundboards and thinking about such things. For the beginning luthier sticking to the tried and true, it's not essential reading however.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5A valuable friendly conversation with an expert.20 février 2007
Par L. Allen - Publié sur Amazon.com
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An author's tone is important to me because it is easier to learn from someone who would be welcome in my home. The author's tone is friendly and helpful but not condescending. The information is very clear and the pace is ideal. As another reviewer said, this is not a "how to" book but rather a "why" book. Why use spruce? Why use hard maple? Why are strings wound? Why are there holes in a violin bridge? Why is the little violin so loud? The only disconcerting element in the conversation is the poor editing. It appears there were multiple drafts and the editor had a one hour deadline to combine. But it's still a five star book.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5True to it's title3 janvier 2003
Par "hairballoringinal" - Publié sur Amazon.com
I have several books that explain how to build guitars, but this one finally explains how to build a great sounding guitar. The detailed information on tap tuning is worth the price of the book alone. While the book started out a little dry, it quickly delved into many details about the little things that can make the difference between building a good sounding guitar and a great sounding guitar. I cannot wait to apply some of the techniques and pay more attention to the little things when I build my guitar. For some this may be more detail than they want to know, but if you truly want to build a guitar and get the best sound out of it then this is the book for you. Thank you Mr. Siminoff for sharing your years of experience, knowledge and the many hours of experimentation.