- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Motorbooks International (15 Jun. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0760315612
- ISBN-13: 978-0760315613
- Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 3 x 21.4 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,232,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Illustrated Directory of Guitars Paperback – 15 Jun 2003
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A) The Illustrated Directory of Guitar: Edited by Ray Bonds. Same as C) + D) but in pocket size. Authors name are not mentioned. Exactly same as B) but with different title and author.
B) Illustrated Directory of Acoustic and Electric Guitars: By Nick Freeth & Charles Alexander. Exactly same as above A) but changed the title.
C) The Acoustic Guitar: By Nick Freeth & Charles Alexander
D) The Electric Guitar: By Nick Freeth & Charles Alexander
E) The Guitar: By Martin Taylor, Nick Freeth & Charles Alexander. Combined the above C) & D) but changed the title. On "Recently Review", Amazon shows Martin Taylor as author. Very confusing & misleading.
As a guitars collector, I collect guitar books too. Confused by this marketing strategy, I have bought duplicates of these books. Feel being cheated.
I heard Nick Freeth has a new book; "Classical Guitar" coming out next year. I hope it is not another duplication with different title. I will check the "Search Inside" on Amazon or read it at local book stores before purchase it.
Unfortunately, the publisher provided no index to the information, and only a very vague contents page. (eg. Acoustic guitars, section 2: Twentieth Century Developments pp. 79-218) It can hardly be called a directory if there's no way of looking up the information!
If you just want a book to read cover-to-cover or to open randomly, though, this could be the book for you.
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