English, Paperback, 23x30 cm, 162 pages, complete illustrated in color and b&w - To trace the evolution of the American guitar is to embark on a fascinating musical and cultural journey - a give-and-take between musicians and instrument makers that produced America's most popular music and its quintessential instrument. Vintage Guitars: The Instruments, the Players, and the Music is the first pictorial reference work to offer guitar enthusiasts, players, and collectors and opportunity to explore this rich, synergistic relationship between builders and artists, between instruments and music. Vintage Guitars features the elegant American guitars of the 19th century, the evolving dreadnought, jumbo, 12-string, archtop, resophonic, and more - the original instruments as well as contemporary incarnations and reissues. The book spotlights the guitars of Leadbelly, Jimmie Rodgers, the Everly Brothers, Tony Rice, Emmylou Harris, Ben Harper, and others. Written by such guitar authorities as Richard Johnston, George Gruhn, and Rick Turner, Vintage Guitars is generously illustrated with more than 150 photographs of players, instruments, catalog pages, and other memorabilia.