Laguna Beach: Traditional Stringed Instruments, 1965. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's stapled printed marigold paper wraps.
First edition of this much reprinted instructional guidebook to folk, country and blues guitar-playing techniques, covering the distinctive styles of folk luminaries Etta Baker, Mississippi John Hurt, Chet Atkins, the Reverend Gary Davis, the Carter family, and others, by accomplished American primitive guitarist, physicist and photographer Harry Arthur Taussig. Illustrated throughout with musical notation, black-and-white diagrams, and clip art; with detailed appendices. Tear to spine at lower staple. Soiling and moderate dampstaining to wraps and rear leaves. Good. Uncommon in the self-published true first edition. Item #3112