The much-anticipated biography reveals the fascinating story of a unique man -- known and admired by musicians around the world. Mel Bay started picking the guitar at age 14, then worked his way up to becoming a renowned musician, teacher and author of a series of guitar method books sold globally -- more than 20 million copies! Many photos of Mel and a number of his famous friends are included, spanning over 70 years. This book is one that you can pick up and briefly flip through or sit and read for hours. ©1997.