Profession stringed musical instrument maker

Stringed musical instrument makers create and assemble parts to create stringed instruments according to specified instructions or diagrams. They sand wood, measure and attach strings, test quality of strings and inspect the finished instrument.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Realistic / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Organic building materials

    The types and processing of organic materials to build products or parts of products.

  • Musical instruments materials

    The characteristics of composite materials, felts, glues, leathers and skins, metals and precious metals, woods and wood derivatives to create musical instruments.

  • Metalworking

    The process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures.

  • Musical instruments

    The different musical instruments, their ranges, timbre, and possible combinations.

  • Tuning techniques

    Tuning pitches and techniques and musical temperaments for the various instruments.

Skills

  • Decorate musical instruments

    Create designs on musical instruments by using methods such as embossing, piercing, painting, woodworking, weaving, and other methods.

  • Assemble musical instrument parts

    Assemble parts together such as the body, strings, buttons, keys, and others to create the final musical instrument.

  • Create musical instrument parts

    Design and create parts such as keys, reeds, bows, and others for musical instruments.

  • Restore musical instruments

    Restore old musical instruments to their original condition and conserve them in that state.

  • Tune stringed musical instruments

    Tune any parts of stringed musical instruments that are off-key, by using various tuning techniques.

  • Repair musical instruments

    Attach new strings, fix frames or replace broken parts of musical instruments.

  • Apply a protective layer

    Apply a layer of protective solutions such as permethrine to protect the product from damage such as corrosion, fire or parasites, using a spray gun or paintbrush.

  • Maintain musical instruments

    Check and maintain musical instruments.

Optional knowledge and skills

pass on trade techniques estimate value of musical instruments apply restoration techniques join wood elements chemistry evaluate restoration procedures sand wood types of wood dye wood conservation techniques manipulate wood stain wood acoustics trade in musical instruments technical drawings produce harp components types of violins 3d modelling select restoration activities estimate restoration costs musical instrument accessories history of musical instruments types of guitars wood cuts identify customer's needs types of spring sales promotion techniques produce violin bows design musical instruments set up the controller of a machine types of strings play musical instruments create smooth wood surface produce guitar components produce violin components verify product specifications