By Roger Siminoff
Siminoff's pioneering mandolin construction manual has been completely revised and expanded, and now features updated techniques, over 250 photos, and 21 new full-size blueprints derived from original F5 mandolins.
Plate graduation, air chamber tuning and f-hole voicing are given special emphasis, along with helpful color photos of the staining process. 144 pages, softcover, and spiral bound for convenience in your workshop.
Chapters include: • Acoustics of stringed instruments • Wood selection and characteristics • Tools, fixtures and materials • Neck shaping • Making and carving the soundboard and backboard • Rim bending and body assembly • Attaching the neck • Tap tuning • Binding • Pearl inlay • Making and fretting the fingerboard • Making a pickguard • Setup • Voicing • Color finishing