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Guitar : an American life

Author: Tim Brookes
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When baggage handlers destroy Tim Brookes's guitar, he discovers that a dream guitar is built, not bought, and sets out to find someone to make him the perfect guitar. His quest takes him across the country, talking to historians, curators, and guitar makers, and he explores the guitar's mystique: freedom, the open road, protest and rebellion, the blues, youth, lost love, and sexuality. In an extraordinary variety  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brookes, Tim, 1953-
Guitar.
New York : Grove Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)639364109
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Brookes
ISBN: 0802117961 9780802117960 0802142583 9780802142580
OCLC Number: 57311458
Description: 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Tim Brookes.

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When baggage handlers destroy Tim Brookes's guitar, he discovers that a dream guitar is built, not bought, and sets out to find someone to make him the perfect guitar. His quest takes him across the country, talking to historians, curators, and guitar makers, and he explores the guitar's mystique: freedom, the open road, protest and rebellion, the blues, youth, lost love, and sexuality. In an extraordinary variety of hands--miners and society ladies, lumberjacks and presidents' wives, Hawaiians, African-Americans, Cajuns, jazz players, spiritualists, singing cowboys of the silver screen, and Beatles fans--it has become America's instrument.--From publisher description.

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A Comprehensive History of the Guitar

by ricklibrarian (WorldCat user published 2006-01-06) Excellent Permalink
When baggage handlers cracked the neck of his guitar, a Fylde that he had bought in England in 1980, Tim Brookes re-glued the instrument and began thinking about buying a new one. Shopping for a really nice guitar for his fiftieth birthday (a common guitarist's desire), he was confronted by a much greater...
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