The History and Artistry of National Resonator Instruments
The History and Artistry of National Resonator InstrumentsCenterstream PublishingThe History and Artistry of National Resonator Instruments73999001549
The History and Artistry of National Resonator Instruments by Bob Brozman is an insider's view of the string instruments that bridged the gap between the acoustic and electric sound. In this book, all National products made from 1927 through 1941 are described; most are pictured.
These beautiful instruments have long been a favorite with musicians. This book is a history, source book and owner's manual for players and fans which covers the facts and figures necessary for serious collectors. In addition to many black and white historical photos, there is also a 32-page color section highlighting models. The book covers the company's full history, specific styles and models of all instruments, Hawaiian, blues, and jazz artists who have used Nationals, a history of their advertising, set-up and maintenance, and much more. Appendixes include serial numbers for all instruments, a company chronology and a Hawaiian Artist Discography.
Paperback, measures 9x12 inches. 294 pages. Published by Centerstream Publishing, ISBN 9780931759703