Musical Instrument Design: Practical Information for Instrument Making (Paperback)
This is an encyclopedic, large-format book containing hundreds of illustrations. While not geared toward making conventional instruments, Musical Instrument Design provides all the information that anyone (amateur or professional) should ever need to construct an amazingly wide variety of percussion, string, and wind instruments. Includes many designs along with parts lists and detailed construction instructions.
Bart Hopkin is a professional guitarist who has been the editor of Experimental Musical Instruments, the leading journal in its field, since 1985.
"Deals with the principles of acoustics and their relationship to instrument design in depth.. . .Recommended for most music collections." —Library Journal