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Musical Instrument Design
Musical Instrument Design

Musical Instrument Design

Practical Information for Instrument Making

By Bart Hopkin, Introduction by John Scoville


181 Pages, 8 1/2 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: January 1996

ISBN 9781884365089

Rights: WOR

See Sharp Press (Jan 1996)


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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.


"Deals with the principles of acoustics and their relationship to instrument design in depth.. . .Recommended for most music collections."  —Library Journal

Author Biography

Bart Hopkin is a professional guitarist who has been the editor of Experimental Musical Instruments, the leading journal in its field, since 1985.