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Martin Guitars A History Revised and Updated Book 1 (1988)

by Richard Johnston

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This book is dedicated to all the men and women who have worked at the Martin Guitar Company over the last 175 years. Whether working at a workbench or a milling machine, behind a desk or at the gluing wheel, it is their collective effort that has created the magic of Martin guitars. They have proven beyond all doubt that enduring quality is indeed the result of human care.

We also dedicate these pages to Mike Longworth, whose early research paved the way for this, the extension of his passionate effort.
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FOREWORD by C. F. Martin IV -- Looking back on our fascinating history, I must confess my amazement that, as a company, we've been able to weather the ebbs and flows of an ever-changing marketplace.
PREFACE -- When Mike Longworth came to work for Martin in 1968, it didn't take long before he began to immerse himself in the amazing wealth of historic records and journals that were kept in the large safe outside of C. F. Martin III's office.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0634037854, Hardcover)

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 book covers 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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:02:09 -0400)

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 book covers 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.… (more)

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