Glossary of Technical Terms

Asociación Mundial de Luthiers

Worldwide Association of technicians in musical instrument construction, tuning, repair, regulation, and rebuilding


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Technical terms for tools, parts, and processes in each language, dialect, and idiolect for piano technicians and luthiers of all musical instruments by Roy E Howard, Ph.D.

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