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Acoustic Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia Paperback – 28 Oct 2006


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA) (28 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592236766
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592236763
  • Product Dimensions: 32.2 x 24.1 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,272,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. Sands on 1 July 2009
Format: Paperback
A very well researched book packed with super photos and a wealth of facts about a huge range of guitars. Up till now the Gruhn/Carter books have been the yardstick to go by, but this is easily their equal. Extremely good value and highly recommended for any guitar enthuisiast.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Burgess on 18 May 2012
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If (like me) you find guitars things of great beauty you will love this book. Dave Hunter has also produced an even more impressive encyclopedia of electric guitars worth seeking out. Great pictures, well researched and easy to read histories of the key brands and models.
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Fabulous illustrated history of acoustic guitars 8 May 2009
By Richard Sanders - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you love acoustic guitars, you'll love this book. I pored over it hour after enjoyable hour. And used it to design my own "vintage-style" custom guitar made by luthier Jim Worland. All the great makers are here, as well as a number of obscure ones (nearly 150 in all). Contains literally hundreds of beautiful photos, showing numerous models from the late 1800s right up to the present day, plus photos of famous artists who played them. Interesting short history of each maker, including little known facts. Just a great reference work. Dave Hunter and his staff of 10 "contributing editors" have done a fabulous job here. There is only one problem with buying this book -- it'll make you want to buy more guitars!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Gorgeous full-page and large-sized color photos throughout pack an illustrated encyclopedia 6 Feb. 2007
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Gorgeous full-page and large-sized color photos throughout pack an illustrated encyclopedia of acoustic guitars which surveys the history, changing styles, and evolution of both acoustic guitars and playing methods. Here is a book any music history library will want: its oversized presentation allows for some lovely displays, its chapters organized by guitar maker encourages audiences to browse by specialty, and its lively interviews with major guitar players and makers alike are both fun and informative.

Diane C. Donovan

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Excellent Find 8 Sept. 2009
By Robert Joyner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a must own book for Acoustic Guitar fans. It provide an extensive history of the acoustic guitar makers and a brief history of some of its well know artist. My used book arrive in excellent condition and could not be more satisfied.
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Great gift for any guitar lover 16 July 2008
By L. P. Ashley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I got the large hardback version of this from my daughter for Father's Day and every spare minute since I've been pouring through it. The images of the guitars, the artists who play them, and the marketing ads, coupled with the intriguing company histories make this a must for any guitar lover. Reading those stories made me wish I had completed the guitar I had started in highschool, using the same guide to guitar-making mentioned as the inspiration for many of the luthiers written about.

Acoustic Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia will be sitting on my coffee-table for years to come.
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Nice reference 26 Jan. 2009
By Monte R. Webster - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I am just getting into guitar playing, along with a couple members of my family. I got this as a source of info and education. I didn't like the flow of the text or the info as much as I hoped. It was just not that interesting. Maybe my problem. The pictures are good and offer a glimpse into many styles and models.
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