Ultimate bluegrass mandolin construction manual 4th edition has full size drawings for building a Gibson style f-hole mandolin designed by Lloyd Loar.
Ultimate bluegrass mandolin construction manual 4th edition has full size drawings for building a Gibson style f-hole mandolin designed by Lloyd Loar.
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Ultimate bluegrass mandolin construction manual 4th edition describes every detail for building a Gibson style f-hole mandolin designed by Lloyd Loar.
Ultimate bluegrass mandolin construction manual 4th edition describes how to color a mandolin designed by Lloyd Loar.
Ultimate bluegrass mandolin construction manual 4th edition describes every detail for selecting wood for a F5 mandolin.
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Ultimate bluegrass mandolin construction manual 4th edition describes every detail for inlaying pearl and abalone.
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This 4th edition (released in January 2021) has been fully updated and revised and includes more than 330 color photos and everything you need to know about building a Bill Monroe-style F5 mandolin. The text includes: a primer on musical acoustics, wood selection, graduating the soundboard and backboard, making the neck, truss rod installation, assembling the body, tap tuning, building the fretboard, installing frets, pearl inlay, neck joints, binding the body and peghead, coloring and  finishing, string selection, set up, and much more.  A super treatise on mandolin building. (2.8 lbs.)


Introduction by heralded luthier Steven Gilchrist

  • 12˝ x 9˝ spiral bound text.
  • 150 text pages
  • 330+ color photographs
  • Luthier signature labels
  • Tap tuning and deflection tuning techniques
  • 21 full-size fold-out ProSeries F5 construction drawings
  • 2 full-size fold-out fixture drawings
  • 10 full-size peghead inlay drawings
  • Musical frequency charts

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