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Acoustic Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia (Hardcover)

Acoustic Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia By Tony Bacon (Contributions by), Michael Wright (Contributions by), Walter Carter (Contributions by), Ben Elder (Contributions by), Teja Gerken (Contributions by), John Morrish (Contributions by), Jerry Uwins (Contributions by), Mikael Jansson (Contributions by), Dave Hunter (Contributions by), Richard Johnston (Contributions by), Michael Simmons (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Tony Bacon (Contributions by), Michael Wright (Contributions by), Walter Carter (Contributions by), Ben Elder (Contributions by), Teja Gerken (Contributions by), John Morrish (Contributions by), Jerry Uwins (Contributions by), Mikael Jansson (Contributions by), Dave Hunter (Contributions by), Richard Johnston (Contributions by), Michael Simmons (Contributions by)
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Acoustic Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive guide of its type ever produced, covering decades of great instruments and the people who played them.  You will find here the highest quality photos of acoustic guitars produced by every significant maker, from Alvarez to Zemaitis, plus detailed information, and a host of action pictures of important players from pop, rock, jazz, country classical, blues, and folk.
 
An acoustic guitar need not be a simple brown box with a neck attached.  Acoustic Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia celebrates the unusual, the different and the purely bizarre in addition to the assured roots-based craft of the finest unadorned instruments, underlining the sheer diversity and variety of the acoustic stringed instruments that have been built and sold and played through three centuries.

Here are resonator guitars made since the 1920s by Dobro, National, and others, often with highly decorated metal bodies; revered flat-tops from Martin, Taylor, Gibson, and more; peculiarly shaped and oddly featured creations from many of the custom builders; early 20th-century harp guitars with extra strings and extended bodies; creative archtops from D’Angelico, Epiphone, Benedetto, and more; and plastic-equipped constructions from Ovation.

The comprehensive and informative text is in a clear A-to-Z format organized by brand name, written and researched by a unique team of the world’s leading authorities on the subject.  Acoustic Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia shows in words and pictures just why and how the acoustic guitar continues to be the most popular musical instrument in the world.
 

About the Author


Tony Bacon is a leading author on guitar history, based in London. He has written, edited, or contributed to many highly regarded books on the subject, and co-founded music-book publisher Backbeat UK.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780785835714
ISBN-10: 0785835717
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Publication Date: March 13th, 2018
Pages: 320
Language: English