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Vintage Fretted Instruments - A New Book

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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. There are over 250 pages dedicated specifically to mandolins, mandolas, octave mandolins and mandocellos. 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. The website link above provides sample pages and reader reviews. You can buy a copy (print on demand) via the publisher, Bookbaby, at the"buy" page of the website. Bookbaby lists the price at a whopping $141.36 but I have a discount coupon setup (use code "vintage") which drops the price to $95.00 which is close to what it costs me to print.

One reader review is copied here below. See other reviews at the website.

I have a number of books and resources of, for, and about acoustic instruments but nothing even close to your work. This book needs to be in the hands of every serious acoustic player, collector, or admirer.

Frank D. Ray, mandolin player, singer, songwriter and recording artist with Cedar Hill

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Ad Number 115254
Posted: Sep 13, 2017 11:07 AM CDT

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