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The Uke Book Illustrated: Design and Build the World's Coolest Ukulele Contributor(s): Weissenrieder, John (Author) , Greenbaum, Sarah (Illustrator)

The Uke Book Illustrated: Design and Build the World's Coolest Ukulele Contributor(s): Weissenrieder, John (Author) , Greenbaum, Sarah (Illustrator)

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The Uke Book Illustrated: Design and Build the World's Coolest Ukulele
Contributor(s): Weissenrieder, John (Author) , Greenbaum, Sarah (Illustrator)

ISBN: 1497100070    EAN: 9781497100077
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing   
US SRP: $19.99 US  
Binding: Paperback
Pub Date: June 11, 2019
Physical Info: 0.6" H x 9.9" L x 8.0" W (1.7 lbs) 248 pages

In this beautifully illustrated book, a master luthier and a painter tell their story of the creation of a musical instrument. The Uke Book Illustrated clearly explains every step of the process through concise notes and informative drawings in the format of a graphic novel. This artistically conceived and executed book reveals the practical aspects of an ancient trade, showing of the preparation and selection of materials, assembly and construction, the tools and jigs, and how to approach the work. Anyone who wants to use this book as a guide or manual will be able to proceed chapter by chapter and drawing by drawing during the realization of his or her own instrument. Anyone wanting to gain insight into how a musical instrument is made will appreciate the clear and informative line drawings and the beautiful watercolor illustrations that fill every page. In the end, this book is not just for crafters and woodworkers, but for musicians, artists, and anyone who enjoy a good story and are fascinated by the process of creating something with one's own hands.


Contributor Bio:Weissenrieder, John

John Weissenrieder was a classically trained luthier. His formal studies began in the workshop of the great guitar maker, Andrea Tacchi, in Florence, Italy. During his apprenticeship, he studied intensively the works of Enrique Garcia, Francesco Simplicio, and Robert Bouchet, traveling to Spain and France with the scope of investigating more deeply the works of past masters. John constructed instruments in his own atelier in Florence, mixing the style of these luthiers and his own personal vision and style, until his passing in 2017.


Contributor Bio:Greenbaum, Sarah

Sarah Greenbaum is a painter and a graduate of the Russian Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, where she studied classical drawing.

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