A cool, new, very large, hardback book for sale with tons of information about vintage mandolins, guitars and banjos. At 770 pages, Vintage Fretted Instruments, A Compendium and Guide to Collecting is a hefty tome full of eye candy photography, instrument history and the science of tone. Topics are wide ranging including construction differences between makes, historical overviews of the different instrument manufacturers and helpful information for amassing and maintaining a collection. Suggested tunings, string types and gauges for a host of unusual instruments are also furnished. Portraits of mandolin, guitar and banjo family instruments are provided along with detailed photos, including x-ray and infrared images where needed, to illustrate finer construction details. Psychological motivators for collecting are discussed along with a summary of recent research on the effects of age and long term playing on the tone of vintage instruments. Link to the website is vintagefrettedinstruments.com where you can see sample pages, photos, readers's reviews, etc. You can also contact me and I can get you a copy. If you buy directly through the website, just let me know so I can donate appropriately to the flatpicker hangout.
United States, NJ
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