Alfred WollThe Art of Mandolin Making

Historical Development and Construction of the Mandolin

Woll, Alfred

The Art of Mandolin Making

Historical Development and Construction of the Mandolin

Bestellnummer: GN150255
VerlagsartikelNr..: 9783982226415
Verlag: Edition MANDO

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Over 800 colour photographs
incl. 33 double-sided plates
and 15 scaled plans of
Embergher, Calace, Seiffert ...
The first part of this book deals with the historical development of the
mandolin. Special emphasis is placed on the life and production of the three
leading Italian workshops at the beginning of the 20th century, namely those
of the Vinaccia family, Luigi Embergher and Raffaele Calace. Images of their
most famous and beautiful instruments appear on double-sided plates, and
particulars of their construction are discussed on the basis of many detailed
photographs and scaled building plans. In addition, special attention is paid
to the development of mandolin building in Germany from the end of the 19th
century up to the present day. A whole chapter is devoted to the career of
Reinhold Seiffert. This chapter describes how his new mandolin model came
into being. Alfred Woll complements this discussion by explaining
particularities of his own modern mandolins.
The second part of the book is devoted to the practicalities of mandolin
construction. Based on his forty-year experience as a mandolin builder,
Alfred Woll makes available all the considerations and practical information
necessary to construct a high-quality modern classical soloist model
mandolin. Starting with the criteria for selecting good timber and concluding
with complete blueprints, he uses many informative photographs to explain
every single step. This gives the interested mandolinist insight into how the
instrument comes into being, and also the ambitious luthier valuable
information and practical advice for ensuring the survival of an ancient and
venerable craft.
An appendix contains advice and instructions for the player on how to look
after the instrument, next a chapter about the career of the author, and also
extensive notes and a bibliography.

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