Books and Journal  Articles I Find Useful for  Making and Understanding  Guitar Family Instruments

The following lists are what I currently have in my library and use in my guitar family studies. I would be grateful for any suggestions that others may have for materials which have proved useful to them.

Books for Theory and Modeling

Beer, Ferdinand P. and Johnston, Jr., E. Russell (1962) “Vector Mechanics for Engineers – Statics and Dynamics”, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, 780 pp.

Benade, Arthur H. (1990) “Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics”, Dover Publicatins, Inc., New York, 596 pp.

Beranek, Leo L. (1993) ” Acoustics”, Acoustical Society of America, American Institute of Physics, 491 pp.

Bodig, Jozsef and Jayne, Benjamin A. (1982) ” Mechanics of Wood and Wood Composites”, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, 712 pp.

Fletcher, Neville H. and Rossing, Thomas D. (1998) “The Physics of Musical Instruments”, Springer Verlag, New York, 756 pp.

Gere, James M. & Timoshenko, Stephen P. (1997) “Mechanics of Materials”, PWS Publishing Co, Boston, MA, 912 pp.

Hibbeler, R. C. (1997) “Mechanics of Materials”, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 855 pp.

Hoadley, R. Bruce (1980) “Understanding Wood – A craftsman’s guide to wood technology”, The Taunton Press, Newtown, CT., 256 pp.

Jahnel, Franz (1981) “Manual of Guitar Technology – The History and Technology of Plucked String Instruments”, Verlag Das Musikinstrument, Frankfurt am Main, 229 pp.

Jensen, Alfred and Chenowith, Harry H. (1975) “Applied Strength of Materials”, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 374 pp.

Leissa, Arthur (1993) “Vibration of Plates”, Acoustical Society of America, American Institute of Physics, 353 pp.

Morse, Philip M. (1936) ” Vibration and Sound”, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.,New York, 351 pp.

Semat, Henry (1958) “Fundamentals of Physics”, Rinehart & Company, Inc., New York, 914 pp.

Steidl, Robert F. (1979) “An Introduction to Mechanical Vibrations”, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 400 pp.

Strutt, John William, Baron Rayleigh (1945) “The Theory of Sound, Vols I & II”, Dover Publications, New York, 480 & 504 pp.

Temple, G. and Bickley, W. G. (1933) “Rayleigh’s Principle and its Applications to Engineering”, Oxford University Press, London, 156 pp.

Timoshenko, Stephen and Woinowsky-Krieger, S. (1959) “Theory of Plates and Shells”, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.,New York, 580 pp.

U.S. Forest Products Laboratory (1974) “Wood Handbook: Wood as an Engineering Material”, USDA Agr. Handb. 72 rev.