"Through detailed text and more than two hundred photos, this book chronicles the development and evolution of Gibson's fabulous flat-tops, discusses the musical properites of individual models, and shows why these guitars have been the choice of so many great musicians, professional and amateur alike, over the last eighty years." --Book Jacket.
Celebrate the significance, the magic, and the mojo of the world’s most seductive instrument. An obsessive, full-color book presented in an irresistible slipcase, Guitar features 200 instruments in stunning detail. Here are icons, like Prince’s Yellow Cloud, Willie Nelson’s “Trigger,” Muddy Water’s Thunderbird, and “Rocky,” lovingly hand-painted by its owner, George Harrison. Historic instruments—Fender’s Broadcaster, Les Paul’s “Log,” the Gibson Nick Lucas Special, the very first artist model. Hand-carved archtops, pinnacles of the luthier’s art, from John D’Angelico to Ken Parker. Stunning acoustics from a new wave of women builders, like Rosie Heydenrych of England, who’s known to use 5,000-year-old wood retrieved from a peat bog. And quirky one-of-a-kind guitars, like Linda Manzer’s Pikasso II—four necks, 42 strings, and a thousand pounds of pressure. Marrying pure visual pleasure with layers of information, Guitar is a glorious gift for every guitar-lover
Gibson Guitars: Ted McCarty's Golden Era is a long overdue book that covers the world's greatest period of guitar manufacturing. As CEO of Gibson Guitars from 1948 to 1966, Ted McCarty presided over the production of nearly one million instruments and amplifiers. 1950s Gibson Les Paul Standards, Flying Vs, Explorers, and ES-335s are considered to be some of the most valuable fretted instruments in the world. This book is Ted McCarty's first and only complete biography, and a book that gives us a glimpse into a golden era of his factory and his loyal employees who made some of the world's most desirable guitars. It features over 100 photographs, some from Ted's personal archives and never before published. "Ted McCarty was the architect of a Golden period in Gibson's history. During his 18-year tenure, he helped to reestablish the company's historic leadership in the industry through a number of musical innovations that still resonate today." Gibson Chairman and CEO Henry E. Juszkiewicz
a guide to tonewoods : with a compilation of repair and construction techniques
Author: Tim Olsen
Publisher: Guild of Amer Luthiers
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A collection of articles on woods for stringed instrument construction, and on the construction and repair of steel string guitars. Wood section includes intro to taxonomy, top 40 lutherie woods, resawing, and a bibliography of wood ID books. Steel string guitar section articles on D'Aquisto's archtop guitar design, Gallagher, Turner, and Klein guitars, inlay, side bending, binding, linings, bridge gluing, bracing, and more. Appendices include philosophy, reviews of 80 lutherie books, sources, lutherie schools and more.