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Technology of the Guitar 2012th Edition

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ISBN-10: 1461419204
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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chapters on physics, structure, sound and design specifics, Technology of the Guitar also includes coverage of  historical content, composition of strings and their effects on sound quality, and important designs.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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Background information and historical perspectives on guitar engineering are covered in Technology of the Guitar, which focuses on practical and immediately applicable subjects while also serving as an overview of the technical aspects of the guitar. Featuring chapters on physics,structure, sound and design specifics, Technology of the Guitar also includes coverage of historical content, composition of strings and their effects on sound quality, and important designs.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 Mar 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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2012 edition (May 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461419204
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461419204
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #635,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you really want to understand guitars, this is THE book to read. There is so much great material in this book I have not seen elsewhere. Also, the author is gifted at explaining difficult concepts. I absolutely love this book- it's worth every penny!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr_Freebie on March 23, 2013
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This textbook style book that is perfect for the technology classroom. It is Trig based in the calculations but includes a lot of background information about strings instruments / guitars. excellent photos of a variety of guitars. It links a variety of stem subjects of Math, Physics, and Engineering / Design.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amber A. on December 23, 2014
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Great product, as described. :)
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