Hand Made, Hand Played: The Art & Craft of Contemporary Guitars

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008 - Guitar - 416 pages
Feast your eyes on more than 300 of today s most creative, imaginative, and gorgeous hand-made guitarsall illustrated in full color and featuring information about the innovative artisans who created them.
Meet guitar-making legends, such as C.F. Martin, Les Paul, and Leo Fender, who revolutionized the instrument s design. Discover why the past 25 years have seen an explosion of craftspeople who build guitars by hand, employing an attention to detail factories can t afford and using higher quality materials and more technical skill than in any previous era. Explore the various guitar styles used in a range of musical traditions, from blues to classical. Detailed information about each guitar s specifications, plus personal statements and anecdotes from the artisans about their work and techniques complete each entry. Rounding out the book is a Web directory and an index of luthiers.
Players, craftspeople, collectors, and those who are simply fans of this popular instrument will find this volume irresistible "


Acoustic Guitars 18
Historic 20
Harp 168
Archtop Other Jazz 190
Hawaiian Resonator 258
Electric Guitars 276
Electric Bass 372
About the Author 408

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