by A.R. Mark Kasulen
This is the first official comprehensive documentation of Yamaha guitars since their first prototypes were built more than 60 years ago. Classical, acoustic, electric, andbass guitars are chronologically detailed including their design origins, R & D process, manufacturing techniques, and the players who both inspired them and play them. Hundreds of images including photos, catalogs, and advertisements are throughout the book. Artists covered include Paul Simon, James Taylor, Country Joe McDonald, Dave Matthews, Randy Travis, Mike Stern, Billy Sheehan, Nathan East, Van Halen's bassist Michael Anthony and Carlos Santana.