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dbbookMartin Guitar Masterpieces
A Showcase of Artists' Editions, Limited Editions, and Custom Guitars by Dick Boak
Foreword by Steve Miller
Introduction by C. F. Martin IV
Book Design by David Costa; Wherefore Art, London

MARTIN GUITAR MASTERPIECES will be a must-have for the legions of avid collectors and enthusiasts of Martin Guitars. Featuring more than one hundred of Martin's most desirable creations, the book includes instruments belonging to Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Joan Baez, Sting, and Eric Clapton, museum pieces from Martin's early years and the family's collection, and Elvis¹ famous "ELVI" guitar. It also provides a glimpse into the collaboration between artist and guitar maker, considering Martin's signature-edition guitars designed with music legends ranging from Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Paul Simon, and Johnny Cash to current artists like Beck, Babyface, and Jonny Lang. A sneak preview of Martin's millionth instrument, due out in 2004, concludes the book.

Martin guitars are internationally revered, collected, and played by legions of performers, singers, and writers whose names are the stuff of legend. This beautifully produced book features more than 100 of Martin's most desirable guitars. The Martin Guitar Company is the oldest surviving maker of guitars in the world and the largest and most respected manufacturer of acoustic guitars in America. The Martin name is synonymous with the best and most desirable of any such instrument available today and has been, consistently, since its inception in 1833. Based in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, the company is still family owned. C. F. Martin IV is the sixth generation and boasts an impeccable heritage, traditional values, and matchless quality of manufacture.

100 four-color illustrations

MARTIN GUITAR MASTERPIECES is designed by David Costa's Wherefore Art? Studio, the creators of The Beatles Anthology and The Rolling Stones, A Life on the Road.

Dick Boak is the head of artist relations and publicity at C. F. Martin and Company, collaborating with artists in the design of their Limited and Signature Editions. A graphic artist, adept luthier, and musician in his own right, he co-founded the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans, and has organized numerous national instrument-making symposiums.

The retail price of the book is $40.00 in the USA, and $60.00 in Canada, 25£ in the UK.

The book is available from The Martin Guitar Company's retail store "1833 Shop" (800) 633-2060 Ext. 240. Autographed copies are available upon request for a nominal surcharge to account for the extra handling. Martin Telesales offers the book to Martin & Telesales dealers in single or case lot quantities (12 per case), either signed or unsigned, and priced accordingly.

The book is also sold at very competitive prices in nearly all national retail bookstore chains such as Borders and Barnes and Noble, or online at popular book selling web sites such as: Dealer or quantity inquires can be directed to:

The hardcover US edition is distributed in the USA by Bulfinch Press, a division of AOL/Time Warner: Bulfinch Press
AOL Time Warner Book Group
Boston € New York € London
(800) 222-6747
(800) 222-6902 Fax

The book is distributed to the Music stores by:
Hal Leonard Publishing
7777 West Bluemound Road
P. O. Box 13819
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 774-3630
(414) 774-3259 Fax

The book is distributed internationally by:
Palazzo Editions Limited
15 Gay Street
United Kingdom
011 44 1225 326345
011 44 1225 311362 fax
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