Modern Book Corner: Archtop Guitars

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One of the best things about being a modern design blogger is that modern design encompasses all sorts of awesome things. Interiors and architecture, sure, but also products, textiles, furniture and yes—even guitars. Today’s Modern Book Corner book could be the most important book about modern guitar design ever, so you might want to check this post out fully.

Published by Graphis, a publishing house known for their keen eye for awesomely interesting design subjects, this book’s full title is: Archtop Guitars: The Journey From Cremona To New York. We don’t quite know what the word “Cremona” means yet, but that’s why we’ll definitely be reading this book. A great description of the book:

“This book presents the three master guitar craftsmen, John D’Angelico, Jimmy D’Aquisto and John Monteleone, who each grew up in New York and were influenced by the master Cremona violin luthiers Antonio Stradivari, Giuseppe Guarneri and Andrea Amati. Author Rudy Pensa passionately traces these extraordinary handcrafted guitars from their lute predecessors to their current incarnations, which can fetch prices up to half a million dollars while commanding a 10-year waiting list. Archtop Guitars presents the stories behind these magnificent instruments against the stunning photography of the finished products taken by Vincent J. Ricardel.”

With 400 plus color photographs and full of information about these gorgeous instruments, this is definitely a book to check out.

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