Technology of the Guitar

  • Richard Mark French

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
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    Pages 1-51
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    Pages 53-91
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    Pages 93-145
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    Pages 147-208
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    Pages 209-249
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    Pages 251-277
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    Pages 279-293
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    Pages 295-316
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About this book


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chapters on physics, structure, sound and design specifics, Technology of the Guitar also includes coverage of  historical content, composition of strings and their effects on sound quality, and important designs.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.


Acoustic guitar Audio effects Electric guitar Guitar design Guitar structure Sound quality String vibrations

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Mark French
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  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical Engineering TechnoloPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1920-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1921-1
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