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Zachary Taylor does not supply materials or equipment for lutherie but there is a section entitled ‘Links’ with a list of suppliers and other references.

Information contained in the specification of recommended materials is not an exhaustive list. Suitable alternatives should be considered if appropriate. Dimensions are intended as a guide; precise measurements are given on the plans.

Stringing is often a question of historical research in terms of tuning and personal preference in string specification. Nylon, natural gut, plain strings or wire-wound all have their own characteristics. Experience, as always, plays an enormous part in choosing what suits the individual player and their instrument. Manufacturers change and improve their products frequently and web reviews are often useful in providing helpful advice.