Martin Guitars

Originally published in 1975, this new edition is completely updated and re-designed by well-known industry experts. Part of a two-book set, The History: Book 1 covers the people, the places, and the stories of an American icon.

Martin Guitars

A Martin acoustic guitar is the beloved instrument of millions of fans and famous players worldwide. Starting with the early days in New York circa 1833, this fabled story comes to life in the long-awaited revision of the seminal Martin History book. Originally published in 1975, this new edition is completely updated and re-designed by well-known industry experts. Part of a two-book set, The History: Book 1 covers the people, the places, and the stories of an American icon. Richly illustrated, this bookcovers the story right up to the fifth-generation president Chris Martin IV. Because the original and revision authors had complete access to authorized archives, this version is the most accurate and detailed reference on the topic. Leading up to the re-vitalization of the 1990s and the remarkable sustenance of its legacy, hundreds of photographs and documents effectively show the people and the guitars that made the company famous.--Publisher information.

Martin Guitars

Martin Guitars


Martin Guitars

If you own a Martin, you own a piece of history and this book will help you discover when it was made and how. This authorized book will finally answer any questions on the stories behind some of the rarest instruments.

Martin Guitars

Part of a two book set, this book provides information on guitar bodies, necks, headstocks, bridges, woods, as well as other chapters covering Models by Style, the Custom Shop and limited editions. All the lesser known instruments like archtops, electrics, mandolins and ukuleles are included as well, all very collectible. The book ends with exhaustive appendices covering production numbers, retail prices, and instrument specifications. Since Martin guitars are the world's most collectible acoustic guitarline, this book will undoubtedly be the most sought after reference book by any collector or owner of a Martin. If you own a Martin, you own a piece of history and this book will help you discover when it was made and how. This authorized book will finally answer any questions on the stories behind some of the rarest instruments.--Publisher's description.

The Martin Book

Here is the story behind the renowned C. F. Martin & Co., the American guitar maker that has built some of the finest acoustic guitars in the world for almost two centuries.

The Martin Book

Here is the story behind the renowned C. F. Martin & Co., the American guitar maker that has built some of the finest acoustic guitars in the world for almost two centuries. This book details virtually every Martin guitar produced right up to the present, including 2004’s one-millionth guitar. More than 100 color photos show Martin's designs, which have heavily influenced acoustic guitar manufacturers.

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Martin Guitars

Presents the history of the guitar company from its beginnings in 1833, covering various designs, past and present musicians who use their guitars, and how the guitars helped influence popular music.

Martin Guitars

Presents the history of the guitar company from its beginnings in 1833, covering various designs, past and present musicians who use their guitars, and how the guitars helped influence popular music.

The Acoustic Guitar Guide

Nazareth, Pennsylvania 18064 www.mguitar.com Martin also imports the Sigma line of beginners' guitars. The history of the Martin company is to a large extent the history of the American guitar through the 1970s. Martin, more than any ...

The Acoustic Guitar Guide

This book will help all guitar players make better friends with their present guitar or decide on features to look for in a new one. They will learn about the differences in guitar woods (and how they sound), simple guitar maintenance, how to choose an instrument for their style of playing, what to expect from a music dealer, and the mystique of collectible guitars. This new edition includes more details on amplifying acoustic guitars, and a guide to guitar companies' Web sites.

Hand Made Hand Played

The History and Development of the American Guitar . ... Classic Guitars International , Santa Barbara , California Classical and flamenco guitars . ... Martin Guitars : An Illustrated Celebration of America's Premier Guitarmaker .

Hand Made  Hand Played

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. Rounding out the book is a Web directory and an index of luthiers. Players, craftspeople, collectors, and those who are simply fans of this popular instrument will find this volume irresistible!

C F Martin Co

The images in this book trace the remarkable development of the acoustic guitar in the hands of six generations of Martin family members who have managed the business from 1833 to today.

C F  Martin   Co

The formula for C.F. Martin & Co. s success has always been an unparalleled commitment to precise handcraftsmanship blended with optimum tonewoods, innovation, and singular design. This family business has persevered from the Civil War through the present and remains the oldest surviving maker of stringed instruments in the world. It is the largest and most respected producer of acoustic guitars in America. The images in this book trace the remarkable development of the acoustic guitar in the hands of six generations of Martin family members who have managed the business from 1833 to today. C.F. Martin & Co. captures the buildings, employees, musicians, and exquisite instruments that have contributed to a lasting legacy."

History of the American Guitar

MARTIN THIS EXAMPLE: c1850s BODY: 12" wide, 33⁄4" deep The most significant fact about this guitar is something you can't see: the underside of the top has been signed by C. F Martin. He was the most important American guitar maker of ...

History of the American Guitar

(Book). First published in 2001 and now updated and expanded, History of the American Guitar begins in New York City in the 1830s with the arrival of Christian Martin, from Germany, to set up the Martin company. From that historic moment, the book takes readers on a fascinating and comprehensive visual tour of U.S. guitar history. Over 75 brand names are represented, with more than 300 guitars photographed in stunning detail, including Bigsby, Danelectro, D'Angelico, D'Aquisto, Ditson, Dobro, Dyer, Epiphone, Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, James Trussart, Kay, Maccaferri, Martin, Micro-Frets, Mosrite, Oahu, Ovation, Regal, Rickenbacker, Stella, Stromberg, Suhr, Taylor, Vega, Washburn, Wilkanowski, and many more. The interrelated stories of the guitar, mandolin, and banjo are mixed seamlessly with the history of the diverse American music that grew and prospered with these instruments, from country to blues, from jazz to rock. The bulk of the instruments illustrated were part of the celebrated collection of Scott Chinery, photographed before Chinery's untimely death and the subsequent break-up of his unique collection. The book presents every important episode in the story of the American luthier's art and is an unparalleled resource for every musician, collector, and music fan.

The History and Development of the American Guitar

THE NINETEENTH CENTURY i) Some of today's leading, most respected, and indeed largest guitar manufacturing Companies have long pedigrees, and have established their craft since the last century. Of these companies, perhaps Martin are ...

The History and Development of the American Guitar


Technology of the Guitar

Grunfeld, FV (1969) The Art and Times of the Guitar – An Illustrated History of Guitars and Guitarists, Macmillan, ... and Composers for These Instruments Martin D (1998) Innovation and the Development of the Modern Six-String Guitar.

Technology of the Guitar

Featuring chapters on physics, structure, sound and design specifics, Technology of the Guitar also includes coverage of historical content, composition of strings and their effects on sound quality, and important designs. Additionally, author Mark French discusses case studies of historically significant and technologically innovative instruments. This is a complete reference useful for a broad range of readers including guitar manufacturer employees, working luthiers, and interested guitar enthusiasts who do not have a science or engineering background.

C F Martin His Guitars 1796 1873

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C F  Martin   His Guitars  1796 1873

The author chronicles the remarkable story of the world's most famous guitar company, using more than 175 illustrations to tell the story of C. F. Martin and the company he created, using letters, account books, inventories, and other documents. (Performing Arts)

The Denver Folk Music Tradition

The Martin Book: A Complete History of Martin Guitars. San Francisco, CA: GPI Books, 1995. Cohen, Ronald D. Rainbow Quest: The Folk Music Revival and American Society, 1940– 1970. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2002.

The Denver Folk Music Tradition

In 1962, Harry Tuft founded the Denver Folklore Center to bring together contemporary folk music fans and performers such as Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Judy Collins and so many more. In the following decade, a core of folk enthusiasts established the Swallow Hill Music Association. These two organizations have persevered to sustain a lasting folk legacy in the Mile High City. This is the story of how the music and the people who love and live it shaped a unique, influential tradition. Join local historian and musician Paul Malkoski on a tour through more than fifty years of Denver's proud folk music scene.

New Jersey Folk Revival Music History Tradition

“Portability and convenience also were factors, for like the violin and flute, the guitar could be easily carried to wherever a musician was asked to perform and, compared to a piano or harp, was no trouble to tune or maintain.” Martin ...

New Jersey Folk Revival Music  History   Tradition

New Jersey shaped folk revival music into an art form. The saga began with the bawdy tunes sung in colonial-era taverns and continued with the folk songs that echoed through the Pine Barrens. "Guitar Mania" became a phenomenon in the 1800s, and twentieth-century studio recordings in Camden were monumental. Performances by legendary artists like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan spotlighted the state's folk revival movement and led to a flourishing community of folk organizations, festivals and open-mic nights at village coffeehouses. Author Michael Gabriele traces the evolution and living history of folk revival music in the Garden State and how it has changed the lives of people on stage and in the audience.

Handbook of American Business History Manufacturing

Martin, Thomas Commerford, 303, 307, 315, 316, 317, 319 Martin Guitars: A History, 387 Marvel, H. P., 38 Marx, Thomas G., 334, 342 Maryland, 67, 68, 69 Maryland Historical Society, 81 Mason, Mark, 13, 21 Massachusetts, 13, 43, 213, 214, ...

Handbook of American Business History  Manufacturing

Overall, this first volume in the series should render business research in manufacturing a good deal easier by bringing together insightful industry histories and detailed critical bibliographies. This series has much to recommend it. Future volumes will be eagerly awaited. Reference Books Bulletin This historical and bibliographical reference work is the first volume of Greenwood Press's Handbook of American Business History, a series intended to supplement current bibliographic materials pertaining to business history. Devoted to manufacturing, this work uses the Enterprise Standard Industrial Classification (ESIC) to divide the subject into distinct segments, from which contributors have developed histories and bibliographies of the different types of manufacturing. Though authors were given sets of guidelines to follow, they were also allowed the flexibility to work in a format that best suited the material. Each contribution in this volume contains three important elements: a concise history of the manufacturing sector, a bibliographic essay, and a bibliography. Some contributions appear in three distinct parts, while others are combined into one or two segments; all build on currently available material for students and scholars doing research on business and industry. The contributors, who include business, economic, and social historians, as well as engineers and lawyers, have covered such topics as bakery products, industrial chemicals and synthetics, engines and turbines, and household appliances. Also included are an introductory essay that covers general works and a comprehensive index. This book should be a useful tool for courses in business and industry, and a valuable resource for college, university, and public libraries.

Stefan Grossmans s Beginners Fingerpicking Guitar

Instead , I prefer the old bar - like Martin frets set up high . ... A more detailed discussion of the Orchestra Model Martin Guitar can be found in Mike Longworth's book Martin Guitars - A History ( Colonial Press , Universal Graphics ...

Stefan Grossmans s Beginners  Fingerpicking Guitar

Now available with online audio, this classic book is the perfect introduction to fingerstyle solo guitar. It features 21 popular country-blues and ragtime songs set by Stefan Grossman, Happy Traum, Dave Van Ronk and John Fahey in entry-level fingerpicking arrangements. Includes: Delia * Death Comes Creepin' * John Henry * St. James Infirmary * Silent Night * Just a Closer Walk with Thee and more. In standard notation and tablature.

The Ukulele

Martin Guitars: A History. Cedar Knolls, nJ: Colonial Press, 1975. ——— . Martin Guitars: A History. Rev. ed. Minisink Hills, PA: Four Maples Press, 1988. lowrey, Ed, with Charlie Foy. Joe Frisco: Comic, Jazz Dancer, and Railbird.

The    Ukulele

Since its introduction to Hawai‘i in 1879, the ‘ukulele has been many things: a symbol of an island paradise; a tool of political protest; an instrument central to a rich musical culture; a musical joke; a highly sought-after collectible; a cheap airport souvenir; a lucrative industry; and the product of a remarkable synthesis of western and Pacific cultures. The ‘Ukulele: A History explores all of these facets, placing the instrument for the first time in a broad historical, cultural, and musical context. Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, Jim Tranquada and John King tell the surprising story of how an obscure four-string folk guitar from Portugal became the national instrument of Hawai’i, of its subsequent rise and fall from international cultural phenomenon to “the Dangerfield of instruments,” and of the resurgence in popularity (and respect) it is currently enjoying among musicians from Thailand to Finland. The book shows how the technologies of successive generations (recorded music, radio, television, the Internet) have played critical roles in popularizing the ‘ukulele. Famous composers and entertainers (Queen Liliuokalani, Irving Berlin, Arthur Godfrey, Paul McCartney, SpongeBob SquarePants) and writers (Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, P. G. Wodehouse, Agatha Christie) wind their way through its history—as well as a host of outstanding Hawaiian musicians (Ernest Kaai, George Kia Nahaolelua, Samuel K. Kamakaia, Henry A. Peelua Bishaw). In telling the story of the ‘ukulele, Tranquada and King also present a sweeping history of modern Hawaiian music that spans more than two centuries, beginning with the introduction of western melody and harmony by missionaries to the Hawaiian music renaissance of the 1970s and 1980s.

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Part 1 Performance and Production

The Guitar: The History, the Music, the Players. New York: William Morrow and ... In La historia del tango [The History of Tangol, Vol. 9. Buenos Aires: Corregidor, 1459–1545. Longworth, Mike. 1980. Martin Guitars: A History. Rev. ed.

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Part 1 Performance and Production

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music Volume 1 provides an overview of media, industry, and technology and its relationship to popular music. In 500 entries by 130 contributors from around the world, the volume explores the topic in two parts: Part I: Social and Cultural Dimensions, covers the social phenomena of relevance to the practice of popular music and Part II: The Industry, covers all aspects of the popular music industry, such as copyright, instrumental manufacture, management and marketing, record corporations, studios, companies, and labels. Entries include bibliographies, discographies and filmographies, and an extensive index is provided.

Martin Guitar Masterpieces

This is a photographic portfolio of outstanding limited-edition instruments. The accompanying text will explain the history and manufacture of each guitar, with a host of anecdotes and fascinating detail.

Martin Guitar Masterpieces

Martin guitars are internationally revered, collected and played by performers, singers, songwriters and by legions of avid collectors and enthusiasts. This book features more than a hundred of Martin's most desirable guitars, including instruments belonging to Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Joan Baez, Sting and Eric Clapton. Dick Boak enthusiastically outlines his experiences as liaison in these collaborations. We also get a sneak preview of Martin's millionth instrument, due in 2004. Dick Boak is the head of artist relations and publicity at C.F. Martin & Co., collaborating with artists in the design of their Limited Edition and Signature Models. A prolific artist, luthier and musician in his own right, he is a founder of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans, and has organized numerous national instrument-making symposiums.