Friday, December 19, 2008

Hand Made, Hand Played

Joe Barry recommends this book, Hand Made, Hand Played: the Art and Craft of Contemporary Guitars by Robert Shaw.
In a letter to his friend Juan Martinez Sirvent, Antonio de Torres, the father of the Spanish classical guitar, explained, "My secret is one you have witnessed many times, and one I can't leave to posterity, because it must with my body go to the grave, for it consists of the tactile senses in my finger pads, in my thumb and index finger that tell the intelligent builder if the top is or is not well made, and how it should be treated to obtain the best tone from the instrument."
Joe says that each page is a WOW!

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