Inventing the American Guitar: The Pre-Civil War Innovations of C.F. Martin and His Contemporaries

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Inventing the American Guitar: The Pre-Civil War Innovations of C.F. Martin and His Contemporaries

Hal LeonardInventing the American Guitar: The Pre-Civil War Innovations of C.F. Martin and His Contemporaries884088578350
This is the first book to describe the early history of the American guitar in detail, and tells the story of how a European instrument was rather quickly transformed into a guitar with almost all of the design and construction features that later came to define the iconic American steel-string flat top. That this evolution took place in a mere 20 years has only recently been recognized by a small group of early Martin guitar enthusiasts, including Gryphon’s co-founder, Richard Johnston, who is also the author of 5 of this book’s 11 chapters.