Ultimate bluegrass mandolin construction manual 4th edition has a complete set of full size drawings for building a Gibson style f-hole mandolin designed by Lloyd Loar.
Mandolin construction manual includes full size drawings for building a Gibson style f-hole mandolin designed by Lloyd Loar.
How to  construct an F5 mandolin designed by Lloyd Loar with Virzi Tone Producer and includes tap tuning, color finishing, and musical acoustics.
This book features color images of backboard woods for making an F5 mandolin.
This manual describes how to color and lacquer a mandolin designed by Lloyd Loar.
Ultimate bluegrass mandolin construction manual 4th edition describes every detail for selecting wood for a F5 mandolin.
Mandolin building book describes how to make a F5 mandolin played by Bill Monroe.
Ultimate bluegrass mandolin construction manual 4th edition describes every detail for inlaying pearl and abalone.
Build an F5 mandolin with Roger Siminoff.
making a bluegrass mandolin designed by Lloyd Loar and played by Bill Monroe.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Ultimate bluegrass mandolin construction manual 4th edition has a complete set of full size drawings for building a Gibson style f-hole mandolin designed by Lloyd Loar.
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  • Load image into Gallery viewer, How to  construct an F5 mandolin designed by Lloyd Loar with Virzi Tone Producer and includes tap tuning, color finishing, and musical acoustics.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, This book features color images of backboard woods for making an F5 mandolin.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, This manual describes how to color and lacquer a mandolin designed by Lloyd Loar.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Ultimate bluegrass mandolin construction manual 4th edition describes every detail for selecting wood for a F5 mandolin.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Mandolin building book describes how to make a F5 mandolin played by Bill Monroe.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Ultimate bluegrass mandolin construction manual 4th edition describes every detail for inlaying pearl and abalone.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Build an F5 mandolin with Roger Siminoff.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, making a bluegrass mandolin designed by Lloyd Loar and played by Bill Monroe.

The Ultimate Bluegrass Mandolin Construction Manual (4th Edition)

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This 4th edition (2021) has been fully updated and revised and includes more than 330 color photos and everything you need to know about building a Gibson-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.). A stellar instrument-building manual by heralded luthier and author Roger H. Siminoff.


Introduction by heralded luthier Steven Gilchrist

  • 21 full-size fold-out ProSeries F5 construction drawings
  • 2 full-size fold-out fixture drawings
  • 10 full-size peghead inlay drawings
  • 330+ color photographs
  • Luthier signature labels
  • Tap tuning and deflection tuning techniques
  • Coloring, shading, and finishing techniques
  • Musical frequency charts
  • 150 text pages
  • 9˝x12˝, spiral bound

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