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The Martin Guitar: 170 Years of Fine Guitar-making
The Martin Guitar: 170 Years of Fine Guitar-making
by Walter Carter
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The title is a bit of understatement, 9 Dec. 2011
This is an excellent book for anyone interest in this American, family-based firm. CF Martin owners tend to be a club who know what they like. Put them in a music shop, like Vintage and Rare (Bath or Denmark Street, London), Hanks (Denmark Street) or Farnham's Guitar Village and they are in paradise, speaking a language of their own (when they're speaking rather than playing).

Buying a new guitar (or just popping in to try a few for the future) can be a life-changing moment not to be taken lightly. This book is an excellent companion for Martin owners, prospective buyers or anyone interested in learning about how this fim grew up to become one of the best known guitars in America (and monay other parts of the world).

This is a comprehensive and thoroughly enjoyable book for the enthusiasts in which they will see many of the great Martins and the developments and extensions of their designs, as well as details of their body types, serial numbering system, thre technical details of guitar production and everything else needed to appreciate the guitars.

A very enjoyable and detailed read.


Vertigo [DVD]
Vertigo [DVD]
Dvd ~ James Stewart
Price: £4.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great Hitchcock on a budget, 9 Dec. 2011
This review is from: Vertigo [DVD] (DVD)
For storyline, bonus material, technical specifcations, etc, see product details above.

I bought this for my son who had discovered Hitchcock and found him a revelation in "cinematic purity" when the camera and editing told the story on a vast canvas with no CGI. This DVD with its additional material gave him plenty to consider but, in particular, it gave him what DVDs are intended to do - the film at a reasonable price, making it very easy to watch it at him and stop/start/study as he required.

This is a classic Hitchcock, which shows his great ability to use the music, carefully set-up sequences and expert editing to build tension steadily and gradually; it has been re-mastered in all its "Technicolor" glory and, at prices currently between £0.55 and £3.99, what more could a cinema buff ask?


North by Northwest [DVD] [1959]
North by Northwest [DVD] [1959]
Dvd ~ Cary Grant
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hitchcock on a budget, 9 Dec. 2011
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With so many reviews of this film, I am not going to add much more. My son discovered Hitchcock and it was a revelation in cinematic techniques for him, a return to a different technical purity in which the camera really told the story in that typical Hitchcock fashion, with no CGI and everything spectacular in that "Technicolor" way.

This DVD opened his eyes to another Hitchcock and, while it has few bonus additions, it does successfully what DVDs are meant to do - bring quality films into the home at a cheap price and, currently between £1.00 and £5.99, they do not come much cheaper. On the small screen (even the larger 50" etc) it loses that Hitchcock vastness but that is true of every other film not seen in the cinema.

He enjoyed it.


100 CD / DVD SLEEVES
100 CD / DVD SLEEVES
Offered by Palmers Works
Price: £2.57

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the price, 9 Dec. 2011
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This review is from: 100 CD / DVD SLEEVES (Electronics)
I regularly produce DVDs for use only by friends and a family, e.g. this week I have produced a specially edited Attenborough on pterosaurs with written questions for my nearly four-year-old grandson who loves dinosaurs (i.e. it has all the too red-in-tooth-and-claw bits taken out) and I copied the final day of a golf tournament for a golfing fanatic friend who had missed it.

What to put the DVD in to avoid its getting damaged? A constant problem has been solved by these cheap, simple, no-nonsense cases. Not only do they protect the DVDs but, because they are clear, titles can be read easily.

Cheap, efficient - nothing more to add.


Martin Guitars: Bk. 2: A Technical Reference: Bk. 2
Martin Guitars: Bk. 2: A Technical Reference: Bk. 2
by Dick Boak
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £23.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CF Martin for the enthusiast, 9 Dec. 2011
CF Martin owners tend to be a club who know what they like. Put them in a music shop, like Vintage and Rare (Bath or Denmark Street, London), Hanks (Denmark Street) or Farnham's Guitar Village and they are in paradise, speaking a language of their own (when they're speaking rather than playing).

Buying a new guitar (or just popping in to try a few for the future) can be a life-changing moment not to be taken lightly. This book is an excellent companion for Martin owners and prospective buyers.

This is a comprehensive and thoroughly enjoyable book for the enthusiasts in which they will see many of the great Martins and the developments and extensions of their designs, as well as details of their body types, serial numbering system, thre technical details of guitar production and everything else needed to appreciate the guitars.

An excellent read.


Martin Guitars - Paperback
Martin Guitars - Paperback
by Jim Washburn
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best CF Martin books, 9 Dec. 2011
CF Martin owners tend to be a club who know what they like. Put them in a music shop, like Vintage and Rare (Bath or Denmark Street, London), Hanks (Denmark Street) or Farnham's Guitar Village and they are in paradise, speaking a language of their own (when they're speaking rather than playing).

Buying a new guitar (or just popping in to try a few for the future) is a life-changing moment not to be taken lightly. This book is an excellent companion for Martin owners and prospective buyers.

It details the company's history from 1833 to its publication date and its growth in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. This is a comprehensive and thoroughly enjoyable book for the enthusiasts in which they will see many of the great Martins and the developments and extensions of their designs, as well as details of their body types, serial numbering system and everything else needed to appreciate the guitars. It has good sections on the great periods, e.g. late 1940s, 50s and early 60s and, if readers are ever luck enough to play one form those periods (and they can be found in the shops above), they will know what I mean.

An excellent read.


Martin 92/8 Acoustic Guitar Strings  - Phosphor Bronze Wound (Medium, .013 - .056)
Martin 92/8 Acoustic Guitar Strings - Phosphor Bronze Wound (Medium, .013 - .056)
Price: £4.24

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Typical Martin quality, 9 Dec. 2011
CF Martin has been a name of quality in the guitar world since 1833 when the company was set up and it has remained so since then. Although mass-produced, unlike James Olson's and others handbuilds, they have always had a sound all of their own and, in the hands of so many well-known artists - Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Elvis Presley, Beatles - have always had a wide following. Choosing their woods with great skill and care, mass production of the highest quality and hand-building at certains stages, allowed them to produce great guitars at (almost) sensible prices and now they have a wide range; making their own strings was an obvious move.

These are one of their medium-priced strings, the Phosphur Bronze, produced in a range of tensions. I have used these on my Martins for some time (as well as trying other Martin strings) and these are excellent. Firstly, there is nothing quite like seeing a newly strung guitar, as the deep bronze colouring gives them a look of real quality, set against the solid sitka spruce most of them have. Secondly, with a new set of strings, the true quality of Martins is heard, the deep resonant bass, brilliant, clear treble and that sustain. I have used these strings on my HD28, 00028-EC and the OM42 and they all respond beautifully.

These are not their best strings but they are very good indeed.


Pride and Prejudice (Wordsworth Classics)
Pride and Prejudice (Wordsworth Classics)
by Jane Austen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Wordsworth's "Pride and Prejudice", 9 Dec. 2011
NOT a review of "Pride and Prejudice" JUST the Wordsworth edition of the novel.

Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice", her 1813 novel set in rural Hampshire chronicalling the lives of the refined Winchester/Bath set needs no introduction here but, if that is what readers are searching for, there are many sites with detailed criticisms.

This review is simply of the edition by Wordsworth. Through their classic series of novels and plays, Wordsworth published ideal students' and actors' editions - cheaply. For students who have to read many texts during a course, especially if they have to study them in depth and write essays on them, these editions are good. Although, as a bibliophile, I hesitate to write it, they are throw-away editions. The editions can be highlighted, underlined, annotated, bent back and, once the essays are written, seminars attended or the play performed, they can be discarded or retained without feeling a wonderul edition has been spoiled. Printed on cheap paper with few (if any) notes, they are just the text and I advised my students to use them. The did not pretend to be anything more.

The Wordsworth company also produced some of the earliest study CDs which were excellent and, often, there was an edition with a CD at a very reasonable price - an excellent combination. During serious study, students need particular types of texts and, for those who did not have the resources to buy the Norton or Arden edition every time, these were ideal.


The Tenant of Wildfell Hall [DVD] [1996]
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall [DVD] [1996]
Dvd ~ Toby Stephens
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £7.33

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good adaptation of Anne Bronte's novel, 9 Dec. 2011
SAFE READING - NO SPOILERS

For those who like costume dramas, the BBC does them best and, for those who enjoyed the Jane Austen's, e.g. "Pride and Prejudice" with Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth and Colin Firth as Mr Darcy, and want more of the same, this may disappoint although the costumes, settings, drama and cinematography are equally good, While Austen lived in rural Hampshire and wrote of the well-to-do, refined (generally) Winchester/Bath set, Anne Bronte lived in isolated Yorkshire and wrote of a different set with a darker edge but whose lives were no less enthralling.

Though not entirely true to Anne Bronte's 1848 novel'S original vision, this mini-series and DVD are an excellent adaptation by director Mike Barker, his team of screen writers, David Nokes and Janet Barron, and actors Toby Stephens, Tara Fitzgerald, Rupert Graves, Sarah Badel and Jackson Leach.

Tara Fitzgerald as Helen is excellent, portraying the aloof, enigmatic stranger who moves into this grand hall with her younger man. Writing more would reveal too much.

Jane Austen it is not but Bronte's world is equally compelling.


Black Hard EVA Zip Carry Case for TomTom Models GO LIVE 825, XXL IQ Routes, Start 25, GO LIVE 1000, Go Live 1005 And Go 950 Live
Black Hard EVA Zip Carry Case for TomTom Models GO LIVE 825, XXL IQ Routes, Start 25, GO LIVE 1000, Go Live 1005 And Go 950 Live
Offered by GADGETPLUSUK
Price: £19.99

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great case for TomTom Go Live 1005, 8 Dec. 2011
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Having invested in another more modern and up-to-date TomTom, I looked for a case too; we have always kept the others in cases to maintain their great appearance and they are much less likely to be damaged.

This case is excellent for the price. It is not a hard, solid case just robust and firm, providing ample protection for the device, with plenty of space for cables and a few other bits and pieces. New TomToms with the integrated windscreen holder are better because everything is in the same place and there is little tell-tale sign left on the windscreen for any opportunistic thief; however, for some reason, the adhesion/"suckability" seemed to lesson when kept in the case facing a particular way but keeping a small, square piece of plastic in the case to which I loosely attached the sucker, i.e. just pushed the two together, seemed to solve the problem.

At this price, it is a great case, well worth the money and far cheaper than some notable alternatives.


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