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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (October 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811874745
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811874748
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #958,892 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" A must-have coffee-table tome for the indie-rock set." -Guitar Aficionado

"poignantly documents the true connection between the artist and his or her instrument, with photographs that are telling, and commentary that is personal and often revelatory." - Under the Radar

"Pat Graham's Instrument is a stunning collection of photographs and anecdotes, illustrating the intimate connection between musician and tool. Photographer Graham shows instruments as more than the sum of their parts; played, shredded and loved, perfected with blood, sweat and tears. Complete with a foreword by Johnny Marr, Instrument depicts these tools of the trade that were recorded and toured with, modified, and that ultimately became treasured heirlooms of members of The Smiths, Sonic Youth, Fugazi, Wilco and many more." - Filter Good Music Guide

About the Author

Pat Graham's photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including Rolling Stone, Spin, Artforum, The Village Voice, Washington Post, and VICE, among others. He lives in London.

Johnny Marr is one of the most influential guitarists of the last thirty years. A founding member of The Smiths, he has also played with The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse, The Cribs, and Johnny Marr and the Healers. He lives in Manchester, England.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JLynas on November 10, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is a truly wonderful book, giving true insight into the relationship between a musician and their instrument. Pat Graham's pictures don't just show the instruments as pieces of wood and metal, but instead show the lives of the instruments, the ways in which each instrument has changed as they have been used by the musician.

A great book for any true music fan, buy it, enjoy it, and then enjoy it again!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Martinez on October 26, 2012
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I enjoyed this book very much. As a photographer and musician I like the hi-res macros of very unique instruments. It makes me appreciate the bond that people share with their tools, and makes me appreciate my guitars even more.

My only complaint is that the author seemed to limit their subject matter to people he may have a personal relationship with. (Modest Mouse, cough) I would have liked to see a broader range of prominent musicians with really classic and well known guitars. Maybe a good follow-up would be "Instrument 2: The Icons".

Regardless, this book has made its way to the top of the stack of coffee table books in my office, one that I enjoy picking up again and again.
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By Chantepleure on January 28, 2014
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Pat Graham's photos capture the idiosyncratic wear that time, love, and talent etches into various musical instruments. This is an excellent coffee table book for anyone interested in indie music.
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By arron bool on January 7, 2014
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would have been nice to have Rowland S Howard's trusty Jag in it... probably a few more others as well, but can't think of any apart from his..
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