With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars

With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars

by Jonathan Kellerman
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With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars by Jonathan Kellerman

For thirty-five years, bestselling author and accomplished musician Jonathan Kellerman has been, as he puts it in his Introduction to this lavishly illustrated, endlessly fascinating volume, “chasing fabulous sound.” The result of that quest is a world-class collection of guitars, mandolins, and other stringed instruments that number more than 120 . . . and counting.

Kellerman takes us on a fascinating guided tour through his collection, complete with rich personal histories of his favorite instruments and of the brilliant, often eccentric craftsmen and musicians who brought them to life. It is a record of one man’s lifelong love affair with the guitar . . . and it is much, much more.

Whether writing about household names such as Fender, Gibson, Martin, and Dobro or about marques revered by aficionados–D’Angelico, Hauser, Stromberg, and Torres–Kellerman brings to bear the same sure storytelling instincts and keen attention to detail that characterize his bestselling fiction, making each entry a sparkling mini-essay as much to be savored as the sensual photographs that follow.

Your fingers won’t be walking through With Strings Attached. They’ll be strumming. Picking. Stroking.

And dancing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345499783
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,134,441
Product dimensions: 10.30(w) x 12.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Kellerman is one of the world’s most popular authors. He has brought his expertise as a clinical psychologist to more than two dozen bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher’s Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, and Twisted. With his wife, the novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored the bestsellers Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. He is the author of numerous essays, short stories, scientific articles, two children’s books, and three volumes of psychology, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California and New Mexico. Their four children include the novelist Jesse Kellerman.

Hometown:

Beverly Hills, California

Date of Birth:

August 9, 1949

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

B.A. in psychology, University of California-Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1974

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With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Ken265 More than 1 year ago
I'm a guitar player and lover of the instrument, who saw the book advertized in Acoustic Guitar magazine. I gave my wife the hint before Christmas, and lo and behold - Santa heard my wish. I knew the book would have cool pictures of rare guitars, but what I didn't expect was Mr. Kellerman's interseting and entertaining stories about the origins of each instrument and the luthiers, who made them. He also (bravely) tries to describe the tone quality of the instruments, which I didn't think was even possible, but he pulls it off pretty well. I also learned more about the history and development of the instrument than anything else I've read on the subject. I definitely enjoyed the book, and will keep it on my coffee table long into the futre.
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