Engineering the Guitar: Theory and Practice

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 16, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 266 pages
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Engineering the Guitar: Theory and Practice uniquely describes the mechanics of the guitar for engineers and craftsmen alike. Complete with informative illustrations, this popular musical volume describes the underlying mechanical concepts behind the guitar, supported by theory and test. A detailed description of guitar electronics paired with an analysis of sound quality appeals to scientific audiences as well as musicians technically apt. Readers will gain an understanding of the technical behavior of the instrument with respect to structural and component dynamics, in addition to the informative treatment of analytical models. Hand made and mass produced techniques are also examined in a chapter devoted to manufacturing processes.

Audiences interested in mechanics, acoustics, and instrument making will find Engineering the Guitar: Theory and Practice an informative and enjoyable read.

 

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The book covers a lot of ground and you get an idea where engineering methodology can and will be used. to produce guitars. To use the mathematical and physical background of this book I think you will need more that that is covered in this book.
Have a look at my review: http://hajos-kontrapunkte.blogspot.com/2011/11/review-richard-m-french-engineering.html
 

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