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A perfectly good guitar : musicians on their favorite instruments / Chuck Holley
Book | University of Texas Press | 2017 | First edition.
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First edition.
xii, 196 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
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A National Steel among the hopi dolls / Dave Alvin -- The red 355 / Ray Benson -- The gig and the job / Toronzo Cannon -- Something perfect / Rosanne Cash -- Risen from the ashes / Cindy Cashdollar -- A chunk of wood / Guy Clark -- The great mistake / Joanna Connor -- All the best, Tom T. Hall / Peter Copper -- Blacka and the bandit / Dan Dugmore -- The mouse / Tommy Emmanuel -- Thousands of songs / Alejandro Escovedo -- One night at the Continental / Denny Freeman -- Old wood / Bill Frisell -- The Goya and the Gibson / Eliza Gilkyson -- Number 7 / John Hammond -- Sara Jane's tune / David Holt -- The new old Nocaster / Bill Hullett -- The wonders of the Galaxie / Cornell Hurd -- An education in the blues / Daniel Ivankovich -- The Django mystery / $r John Jorgenson -- Clipped wings / Laurence Juber -- Not vintage, just old / Jorma Kaukonen -- Three new heads and five new handles / Bill Kirchen -- The Strat under the bed / Sonny Landreth -- Doc's Martin / Jack Lawrence -- Twenty bucks well spent / Greg Leisz -- One guitar, one thousand gigs / John Leventhal -- The S80 Telecaster / Dave Malone -- More than just a guitar / Rob McNelly -- A rare find / Lisa Morales -- A good kind of worn / Scrappy Jud Newcomb -- Nothing like a Don / Johnny Nicholas -- Curtis Ray's lap steel / James Pennebaker -- Mi jarana / Louie Pâerez -- Connected up, Austin style / Casper Rawls -- A good guitar is a good guitar / G.E. Smith -- A long way in a short time / JD Souther -- Clarence White's '54 Tele / Marty Stuart -- The first and the last / Dan Tyminski -- That good Buck Owens sound / Redd Volkaert -- The best deal ever / Waddy Wachtel -- A catalog guitar / Dustin Welch -- Little sister / Kevin Welch -- Something that matters / Kelly Willis -- One guitar for the rest of your life / Jamie Lin Wilson -- Patty the blueshawk / Carolyn Wonderland.
Ask guitar players about their instruments, and you're likely to get a story--where the guitar came from, or what makes it unique, or why the player will never part with it. Most guitarists have strong feelings about their primary tool, and some are downright passionate about their axes. Chuck Holley is a professional photographer and writer who loves music and listening to musicians talk about their trade. For several years, he has been photographing guitarists with their prized instruments and collecting their stories. This beautifully illustrated book presents these stories in revelatory photographs and words. The guitarists included in this book range from high-profile performers, including Rosanne Cash, Guy Clark, Laurence Juber, Jorma Kaukonen, JD Souther, Bill Frisell, Dave Alvin, and Kelly Willis, to renowned studio musicians and band members. Holley's beautifully composed photographs portray them with their favorite guitar, including detail shots of the instrument. Accompanying the photographs are the musicians' stories about the Gibsons, Fenders, Martins, and others that have become the guitar in their lives, the one that has a special lineage or intangible qualities of sustain, tone, clarity, and comfort that make it irreplaceable. Several musicians talk about how the guitar chose them, while others recount stories of guitars lost or stolen and then serendipitously recovered. Together, these photographs and stories underscore the great pleasure of performing with an instrument that's become a trusted friend with a personality all its own.
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