Mel Bay The Guitar
This copiously illustrated history is the result of the merging of two previous volumes by the same authors, The Acoustic Guitar and The Electric Guitar. The Guitar traces the development of the instrument in all of its varied forms from the 16th century to modern times, paying tribute to luthiers past and present. In addition to its exquisite photography, the book features profiles and interviews with many leading American and British builders, providing insights to the luthier's craft. Guitarists, aspiring builders, or anyone who simply appreciates fine craftsmanship would enjoy receiving this splendid book as a gift. Hardcover.