Hand Made, Hand Played: The Art & Craft of Contemporary Guitars
This beautifully photographed full color collection features more than 300 acoustic and electric guitars, with a special emphasis on the artisans who made the guitars and each guitar's specifications. All manner of acoustic guitars - historic, classical, flamenco, flattop, archtop/jazz, Hawaiian/resonator, etc. - are covered, in addition to harp guitars and acoustic basses. The electric section covers hollow & solid bodied electrics, and electric basses. View and read about 17th century Stradivari guitars, the Rodrigo Centenary guitar, Pat Metheny's Pikasso guitar, the Gibson 20th century tribute guitar, the Albert King Magenta Metal Flake, the Fender Custom Hendrix Monterey Pop Strat, the Gretsch Bo Diddley G6138, and the Victor Wooten Yin Yang bass. Though Hand Made, Hand Played focuses on individual luthiers, there are still plenty of appearances by familiar guitar manufacturers Avalon, Gibson, Larrivee, Fender, Martin, McPherson, D'Aquisto, Benedetto, Collings, Paul Reed Smith, and Parker. Also includes an index of luthiers and a Web directory. ©2008, 416 pages, full color.