"An intelligent work with the quality of a sonorous voice drifting from a radio. (NPR, in fact, will be airing six of his guitar segments to coincide with the book's publication.)"
With a storyteller's—and a guitarist's—sense of pitch and timing, NPR commentator/essayist Brookes (A Hell of a Place to Lose a Cow
, 2000, etc.) delivers both a cultural history of the guitar and a chronicle of the intricate process that went into the construction of his own dream instrument.
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