Softcover. US, H.S. Wake, 1st, 1975, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Non-paginated. Report cover style binding. Fold-out plans, diagrams, etc. throughout. A set of full-scale working drawings for a violin cello and the mold on which it is built, together with plans for a collapsible travel 'cello Light wear and soil to plastic cover. Pages lightly soiled.
Hardcover. Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, A fully illustrated, stylish look back at the story behind a Canadian design icon. With 250 illustrations, including previously unpublished drawings, rare film stills, confidential memorandums, and original photography,The Art of Clairtone is a candid and in-depth look at the company's skyrocketing success and sensational collapse.
Hardcover. New York , Abelard-Schuman, reprint, 1964, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Light blue cloth cover, some wear to corners and edges. Many color illustrations throughout. A bright, clean copy. No dust jacket.
Softcover. Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 224 pages illustrated in color. Looks at guitars from the point of view of design, visual impressions and artistic statement. Lots of guitars starting with acoustics with different sound holes and body styles to some of the more wild styles from the 50's to today (think V, Wandre, Veleno, Kawai Moonsault, etc) as well as some classics that made a statement in it's time and have become timeless (Tele. Strat, Les Paul, 335 etc.) A lot of different and weird guitars in gorgeous photographs.
Hardcover. Cleveland OH, Dayton C. Miller, reprint, 1922, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 197 pages, dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and design. Many b&w drawings and photos, some fold-out. Light edgewear to cloth edges, mild foxing to end papers, otherwise clean.
Softcover. Lark Books, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 416 pages, illustrated in color. Feast your eyes on more than 300 of today's most creative, imaginative, and gorgeous hand-made guitars--all illustrated in full color and featuring information about the innovative artisans who created them. Meet guitar-making legends, such as C.F. Martin, Les Paul, and Leo Fender, who revolutionized the instrument's design. Discover why the past 25 years have seen an explosion of craftspeople who build guitars by hand, employing an attention to detail factories can't afford and using higher quality materials and more technical skill than in any previous era. Explore the various guitar styles used in a range of musical traditions, from blues to classical. Detailed information about each guitar's specifications, plus personal statements and anecdotes from the artisans about their work and techniques complete each entry.
Hardcover. NY, Dutton, reprint, 1965, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Lampoons the exploits of the artistes of the orchestra. Illustrated with full-page black-and-white caricatures by Gluyas Williams. Dust jacket price-clipped, light fading to spine.
Hardcover. Neptune NJ, Paganiniana Publications, 1st, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 176 pages, maroon cloth covers with gilt lettering, design. Scarce book by a master teacher. INSCRIBED BY BRONSTEIN on rear end paper upside-down. No dust jacket issued.
Hardcover. Germany, PPVMedien, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, lightly worn dust jacket, 220 pages profusely illustrated in color. The story of Taylor Guitars from small San Diego company to a company producing over 70000 quality guitars a year. Showcases many rare guitars, including instruments made by Bob Taylor before the company's founding, standard production models and custom built instruments. Clean copy.
Hardcover. San Francisco, Backbeat Books, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY LASKIN on the title page. For more than 30 years, Grit Laskin has been building guitars, and his striking inlay work places his instruments in a class all their own. He is credited with single-handedly taking the ages-old tradition of musical instrument inlay from its purely decorative roots into an art form, a means of expression. In his hands, shell, stone, legal ivory and metal emerge as the palette of a re-invented medium. A sumptuous, full-color-throughout, coffee-table quality tome, this is the first book to document the breadth of his work and the techniques he has devised. Clean copy.
Softcover. London, Peter Biddulph, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 71 pages. Softcover with paper wrappers. Front cover has sunned spot on left, bottom corner. Slight bend to copy. Clean, tight copy with color pictures throughout.
Great Neck, NY, Musical Vistas, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, A collection of cartoons all about violins by an Hungarian artist who became one of the world's best violin makers. Dust jacket with light edgewear to corners.
Hardcover. NY, Ballantine Books , 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 368 pages illustrated in color. For thirty-five years, bestselling author and accomplished musician Jonathan Kellerman has been, as he puts it in his Introduction to this lavishly illustrated, endlessly fascinating volume, "chasing fabulous sound." The result of that quest is a world-class collection of guitars, mandolins, and other stringed instruments that number more than 120 . . . and counting. Whether writing about household names such as Fender, Gibson, Martin, and Dobro or about marques revered by aficionados-D'Angelico, Hauser, Stromberg, and Torres-Kellerman brings to bear the same sure storytelling instincts and keen attention to detail that characterize his bestselling fiction, making each entry a sparkling mini-essay as much to be savored as the sensual photographs that follow.