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.
“A must for anyone who gets down acoustically.” —Guitar Player
“Read the book cover to cover and even guitarists who have been playing for years will learn something . . . required reading.” —Bluegrass Unlimited
“Larry Sandberg has a deep knowledge and appreciation of the subject . . . His writing style is clear and entertaining . . . there is no pretense of authoritarianism, just years of experience and developed judgment.” —American Music Teacher About the Author
Larry Sandberg is the author of The Folk Music Sourcebook, Complete Banjo Repair, Chords and Tunings for Fretted Instruments, and other music instruction books. He lives in Denver, Colorado. Larry Sandberg is the author of The Folk Music Sourcebook, Complete Banjo Repair, Chords and Tunings for Fretted Instruments, and other music instruction books.