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How many different "guitar like instruments" can you stomach reading about without pictures or any kind of story line?
In alternate chapters it follows the path of the author getting a custom guitar built by one of the expert U.S. luthiers, Rick Davis of Running Dog Guitars.
Mr. Brookes intertwines the stories of the construction of his guitar, the history of the instrument, and its role in American music.
Fascinating story of having a custom guitar built. The author uses that stepping stone to cover a broad history of guitars and guitar players. Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. S. Morse
The writing is very unorganized, with too few chapters and confusing trail of thought. 1 2 3 4 5 6Published 2 months ago by B. E.
I'm a huge history guy and researcher by nature so this book more than entertained me. I had no idea it would be so well written. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ivaduck
Gave as a gift so i don't know if it has been read. A bit ragged appearance as it was a signed original edition. Received a slight rebate due to the condition. Satisfied.Published 7 months ago by lauren king
This book is filled with great stories of guitar players as it walks through the history of guitars and guitar music in the US. Read morePublished 9 months ago by redsquirrel
I enjoyed the book.
Although the history of the guitar is exhaustive, and there was one especially gruesome depiction of racist torture in the South... Read more
An Entertainingly comprehensive history of the guitar interwoven with the art and anxious anticipation of awaiting a luthier's personal creation of one's own once in a lifetime... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Steven Rolnick
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm a guitar player, and enjoyed both the build process the author went through for his custom acoustic, and the overarching theme of the guitar's... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Matt
I bought this for a friend who builds guitars. He loved it and plowed through it in a couple sittings.Published 14 months ago by _scm_1