It thrives today under the leadership of a sixth-generation Martin, producing instruments that are still the most sought after and collectable in the world.The must-have book for guitar lovers and collectors that captures the history and heritage of the Martin Guitar Company-since 1833 the single-most important guitarmaker. Martin and Co., the American guitar maker that has built some of the finest acoustic guitars in the world for almost two centuries.Dick Boak is the head of artist relations and publicity at C. Martin & Co., collaborating with artists in the design of their Limited Edition and Signature Models.A prolific artist, luthier and musician in his own right, he is a founder of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans, and has organized numerous national instrument-making symposiums. The must-have book on Gibson's killer acoustic guitars, now updated.Many of these brands may be familiar, with names such as Recording King, National and Washburn, while many others are brands that only a handful of avid Gibsonites will know, such as Werlein Leader, Grinnell, Truett, and many more.¶This book is a complete guide to all of the other brands Gibson produced, complete with detailed descriptions, photos and rare examples of existing instruments from collectors around the world.
Because the original and revision authors had complete access to authorized archives, this version is the most accurate and detailed reference on the topic.
Martin guitars are internationally revered, collected and played by performers, singers, songwriters and by legions of avid collectors and enthusiasts.
This book features more than a hundred of Martin's most desirable guitars, including instruments belonging to Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Joan Baez, Sting and Eric Clapton.
Hal Leonard A Martin acoustic guitar is the beloved instrument of millions of fans and famous players worldwide.
Starting with the early days in New York circa 1833, this fabled story comes to life in the long-awaited revision of the seminal Martin History book.