Martin Guitars: An Illustrated Celebration of America's Premier Guitar Maker

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Martin Guitars: An Illustrated Celebration of America's Premier Guitar Maker

Hal LeonardMartin Guitars: An Illustrated Celebration of America's Premier Guitar Maker71138040008

Written by Jim Washburn and our own Richard Johnston in 1996, authorized by C. F. Martin. This is a highly readable summary of Martin's long history, connecting Martin guitars with the ever-changing musical trends that shaped popular music in America.

In Martin Guitars, music writer Jim Washburn and guitar expert Richard Johnston follow the rich history of Martin, showing you what makes the instruments so special and how a company from rural Pennsylvania has grown from a one-man shop to an international star. Hundreds of photographs of classic instruments illustrate the story, including many pictures that have never before been published. Interviews with major rock, folk, and country stars who revere Martins round out the story. Includes a forward by Stephen Stills. It's a “must-have” book for both guitar lovers and collectors.

Hardcover, measures 9x11.5 inches. 264 pages. Published by Rodale Press.