Technology of the Guitar

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Springer Science & Business Media, May 16, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 336 pages
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Featuring chapters on physics, structure, sound and design specifics, Technology of the Guitar also includes coverage of historical content, composition of strings and their effects on sound quality, and important designs. Additionally, author Mark French discusses case studies of historically significant and technologically innovative instruments.

This is a complete reference useful for a broad range of readers including guitar manufacturer employees, working luthiers, and interested guitar enthusiasts who do not have a science or engineering background.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Overview
1
Chapter 2 Basic Physics
53
Chapter 3 Structure of the Guitar
93
Chapter 4 Electronics
147
Chapter 5 Sound Quality
209
Chapter 6 Design Specifics for Acoustic Guitars
251
Chapter 7 Design Specifics for Electric Guitars
279
Chapter 8 Hardware
295
Chapter 9 Iconic Guitars
317
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