Martin Guitars: A History, Volume 1

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Hal Leonard, 2008 - Music - 227 pages
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A Martin acoustic guitar is the beloved instrument of millions of fans and famous players worldwide. Starting with the early days in New York circa 1833, this fabled story comes to life in the long-awaited revision of the seminal Martin History book. Originally published in 1975, this new edition is completely updated and re-designed by well-known industry experts. Part of a two-book set, The History: Book 1 covers the people, the places, and the stories of an American icon. Richly illustrated, this bookcovers the story right up to the fifth-generation president Chris Martin IV. Because the original and revision authors had complete access to authorized archives, this version is the most accurate and detailed reference on the topic. Leading up to the re-vitalization of the 1990s and the remarkable sustenance of its legacy, hundreds of photographs and documents effectively show the people and the guitars that made the company famous.--Publisher information.

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This book set is very informational. Good read for the guitar enthusiast. For luthiers like me its a great reference to recreate some of Martins greatest attributes. At this price its a great value. I highly recomend this book set! Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Richard Johnston is Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.

An employee since 1976, Dick Boak has held many positions at C.F. Martin & Co. During his time with the company, he initiated their highly visible signature edition guitar program that has produced artist models for more than 100 legendary musicians, including Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Jimmy Buffett, Tom Petty, Steve Miller, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, John Mayer, and Sting. Dick currently manages the company's museum and archives. C.F. Martin IV is the chairman and majority shareholder of C.F. Martin & Co. and the sixth generation of the Martin family to run the business. Under his leadership, the company maintains its integrity while growing and prospering to unprecedented new heights.

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