- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Edition edition (October 5, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0811874745
- ISBN-13: 978-0811874748
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,566,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"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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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.
If I had to complain I would say some of the pictures are kind of boring. By that I mean some of the instruments have such great character and stories (Ian Mackaye from Fugazi SG) and others look brand new (Band of Horses).
Would love to see this book expanded but with more beat up stuff rather than just throwing in something new so you can put the bands name on the cover.
Instrument is a book that handles invaluable tools that musicians use. It's made from the performer's perspective, not a catalogue of "vintage" or "expensive" gear. It made me want to pick up my guitar(s) and love them more.
I just got the book and had the first read through. I am probably going to spend the next week trying to guess what made these instruments unique.