The Ultimate Bluegrass Mandolin Construction Manual 4th Edition
by Roger H. Siminoff
This 4th edition (released in January 2021) has been fully updated and revised and includes more than 330 color photos and everything you need to know about building a Bill Monroe-style F5 mandolin. The text includes: a primer on musical acoustics, wood selection, graduating the soundboard and backboard, making the neck, truss rod installation, assembling the body, tap tuning, building the fretboard, pearl inlay, neck joints, binding the body and peghead, color finishing, string selection, set up, and much more. Introduction by luthier Steven Gilchrist. More Details...
- 12˝ x 9˝ spiral bound text.
- 150 text pages
- 330+ color photographs
- luthier signature labels
- tap tuning and deflection tuning techniques
- 21 full-size fold-out construction drawings
- 2 full-size fold-out fixture drawings
- 10 full-size inlay drawings
- musical frequency charts