Graham McDonald - The Mandolin Project
By Mandolin Cafe
April 9, 2008 - 1:30 pm
The Mandolin Project - Graham McDonald
Australian luthier Graham McDonald has published "The Mandolin Project" which details the construction of four different mandolins.
The book is comprehensively illustrated with photographs, diagrams and plans and includes an extensive chapter on the history of the mandolin.
Contents by chapter:
Chapter 1 - A History of Mandolin Construction
Chapter 2 - Getting Started - design, materials and tools
Chapter 3 - Sides and Blocks
Chapter 4 - Joining the Plates
Chapter 5 - Flat Soundboard
Chapter 6 - Bent Soundboard
Chapter 7 - Flat Back
Chapter 8 - Carved Soundbords and Backs
Chapter 9 - Fretboard
Chapter 10 - Necks
Chapter 11 - Assembling the Body
Chapter 12 - Binding
Chapter 13 - Finishing
Chapter 14 - Final Steps - hardware and stringing
Appendix 1 - Metric to Imperial conversion chart
Appendix 2 - Fret position chart
Appendix 3 - Frequencies and Pitches
Appendix 4 - Suppliers
Appendix 5 - Further Reading
Appendix 6 - Plans
Available in both ring-bound (for the workshop) and perfect bound format for the library.
The book can be ordered directly from the author and plans are to have it available from Stewart-MacDonald by July, 2008.
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Purchase: From author