San Francisco: Panjandrum Press, 1976. Reprint Edition. Quarto, publisher's photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps.
Historical survey and practical how-to on steel string guitar building, by prolific luthier and technician Donald Brosnac. "The birth of the guitar in Ancient Egypt to contemporary use in the United States is depicted in text as well as in photographs of thirty rare and historical instruments. These examples of virtually timeless craftsmanship are a joy to behold as well as to hear" (from the preface). Published by San Francisco-based small press Panjandrum, founded in the early 1970s by Bay Area poet Dennis Koran. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photos and diagrams; with a glossary, bibliography and appendix. Originally published in 1973, this is the fourth printing of the 1975 second edition. Minor crease to upper wrap, some soiling and rubbing. Very good. Item #3113