Martin Guitars: A Technical Reference, Volume 2

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Hal Leonard Books, 2009 - Music - 315 pages
Part of a two book set, this book provides information on guitar bodies, necks, headstocks, bridges, woods, as well as other chapters covering Models by Style, the Custom Shop and limited editions. All the lesser known instruments like archtops, electrics, mandolins and ukuleles are included as well, all very collectible. The book ends with exhaustive appendices covering production numbers, retail prices, and instrument specifications. Since Martin guitars are the world's most collectible acoustic guitarline, this book will undoubtedly be the most sought after reference book by any collector or owner of a Martin. If you own a Martin, you own a piece of history and this book will help you discover when it was made and how. This authorized book will finally answer any questions on the stories behind some of the rarest instruments.--Publisher's description.

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This book set is very informational. Good read for the guitar enthusiast. For luthiers like me its a great reference to recreate some of Martins greatest attributes. At this price its a great value. I highly recomend this book set! Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Richard Johnston is Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.

An employee since 1976, Dick Boak has held many positions at C.F. Martin & Co. During his time with the company, he initiated their highly visible signature edition guitar program that has produced artist models for more than 100 legendary musicians, including Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Jimmy Buffett, Tom Petty, Steve Miller, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, John Mayer, and Sting. Dick currently manages the company's museum and archives. C.F. Martin IV is the chairman and majority shareholder of C.F. Martin & Co. and the sixth generation of the Martin family to run the business. Under his leadership, the company maintains its integrity while growing and prospering to unprecedented new heights.

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