Hand Made, Hand Played: The Art and Craft of Contemporary Guitars

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Feast your eyes on more than 300 of todays most creative, imaginative and gorgeous hand-made guitars - all illustrated in full colour and featuring information about the innovative artisans who created them. Meet guitar-making legends, such as C.F. Martin, Les Paul and Leo Fender, who revolutionised the instruments design. Discover why the past 25 years have seen an explosion of craftspeople who build guitars by hand, employing an attention to detail factories cant afford and using higher quality materials and more technical skill than in any previous era. Explore the various guitar styles used in a range of musical traditions, from blues to classical. Detailed information about each guitars specifications, plus personal statements and anecdotes from the artisans about their work and techniques complete each entry. Rounding out the book is a Web directory and an index of luthiers. Players, craftspeople, collectors and those who are simply fans of the instrument will find this volume irresistible!

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Features more than 300 hand-made guitars - all illustrated in full colour and featuring information about the innovative artisans who created them. This book features guitar-making legends, such as CF Martin, Les Paul and Leo Fender, who revolutionised the instrument's design.

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