Technology of the Guitar [electronic resource] / by Richard Mark French.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 2012Description: XVI, 336 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781461419211Subject(s): Engineering | Mechanics | Acoustics | Mechanics, applied | Vibration | Engineering | Theoretical and Applied Mechanics | Acoustics | Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control | Signal, Image and Speech Processing | MechanicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 620.1 LOC classification: TA349-359Online resources: Click here to access online
1. Guitar Overview -- 2. Basic Physics -- 3. The Structure of the Guitar -- 4. Electronics -- 5. Sound Quality -- 6. Design Specifics for Acoustic Guitars -- 7. Design Specifics for Electric Guitars -- 8. Hardware -- 9. Iconic Guitars.
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chapters on physics, structure, sound and design specifics, Technology of the Guitar also includes coverage of historical content, composition of strings and their effects on sound quality, and important designs.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.