It is now more than 40 years since Mike Longworth published his seminal book on the Martin Guitar Company. It was Mike's book that stirred Greig Hutton's original interest in Martin guitars and it put him on the path to seeking more information and insights. Martin Guitars: A History became the first of a long list of books that have continuously expanded the information available for the Martin instruments. This book will not just recapitulate previous research; rather, it will build on earlier work while filling in gaps using source documents, as well as collating new information into tables and diagrams for ease of use. Although broadly based on a number of previous publications, none of this information was incorporated into the book without direct comparison to the source archival documents. This hefty tome includes 400 photos and forewords by Dick Boak, George Gruhn, and Joe Spann.
There is certainly no one else on the planet that knows as much about the history of Martin guitars as Greig does, and I personally thank him for sharing his knowledge with those of us who are anxiously waiting to receive it! –Dick Boak
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