Historical Lute Construction

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by Robert Lundberg
The late author's masterpiece, and the definitive work on the lute.

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by Robert Lundberg
The late author's masterpiece, and the definitive work on the lute.

Minutely detailed, with seven reduced plans and over 600 step-by-step photos. This book has been praised by guitarmakers for its insight into Lundberg's mastery of woodworking techniques.

Contents in brief

  • The Erlangen Lectures on the bowl, belly, bridge, neck and pegbox
  • Making the form, bowl, belly and bridge
  • Tuning the belly
  • Completing the bowl and fitting the neck
  • Fitting the belly and planing the neck
  • Shaping, veneering and attaching the neck
  • Attaching the belly
  • Installing the points, fingerboard and half-binding
  • Making the pegbox and pegs
  • Finishing the bowl and installing the pegbox
  • Fitting the pegs
  • Finishing the belly and neck
  • Installing the nut, frets and strings
  • Appendices: plans, history and glossary

250 pages, hardcover 2002

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Historical Lute Construction

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By Peter E from Bristol uk
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 07, 2012

This work has had a lot of thought and experience invested in it. It is both a useful reference as well as a book that is just absorbing and gives food for thought as well as practical advice. A must for the library of any stringed instrument maker, I think, especially if you are embarking upon lute construction.

Historical Lute Construction

By nobledosser from Scotland
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 16, 2011

The section which I really liked was the one relating to how he "voices" the lute. It is very clear and precise and one I would like to see emulated in classical guitar construction books


By Sergy from Aktobe, kz
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 23, 2011

This book contains very valuable and very much the helpful information.
I recommend for all!

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