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Blue Guitar (Guitar Reference)
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Shortly before his death in 1995, Jimmy D'Aquisto - then, as now, considered the greatest guitarmaker of all time — built a lightning blue archtop guitar, the D'Aquisto Centura Deluxe, hailed as a masterpiece for its profound simplicity, sensuous lines, and mythical blue color. That guitar inspired its owner, collector Scott Chinery, to challenge 22 of the world's finest luthiers to create their own interpretation of the Blue Guitar. The result is perhaps the greatest collection of archtop guitars ever made. Blue Guitar captures the unique beauty of this unparalleled collection with gorgeous photographs, a cutting-edge design and layout that echoes the lean sensousness of the guitars, and interviews with the guitarmakers, many of whom have dedicated their lives to finding the place where art, craft, and music converge.
Book News Annotation:
Novelist and playwright Vose documents the 22 guitars generated when collector Scott Chinery challenged the world's top luthiers to create their own versions of Jimmy D'Aquisto's lightning blue archtop, hailed for its sensuous lines and mythical blue color. Quotations and descriptions curl around color photographs of the guitars, details, and the construction process.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Before his death, the great guitar maker Jimmy D'Aquisto built the Aquisto Centura Deluxe. That masterpiece inspired its owner, Scott Chinery, to challenge 22 of the world's finest luthiers to create their own interpretation of the Blue Guitar. This book features the results.
About the Author
Ken Vose is a former race driver and respected automotive writer and the author of two novels about Formula One racing. His most recent nonfiction book is Blue Guitar (0-8118-1912- 4). He lives in New York City and northeastern Pennsylvania.
Leslie Jean-Bart is a New York City-based freelance photographer who shoots for Sotheby's, BMW, and other clients specializing in objects of desire.
George Benson is a jazz guitarist, vocalist, and composer. He lives in New Jersey.
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