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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.
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 1 month 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 2 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 4 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 7 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 8 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 8 months ago by _scm_1
A good read, very informative, and a must for any guitar lover. Written with humor and insight. Continue reading through the glossary. It's hysterical!Published 10 months ago by carol gravem
Great book! Highly entertaining trip through the history of the guitar and the building process of one. I highly recommend it.Published 13 months ago by M. Scott Lodge