Gruhn's Guide to Vintage Guitars is the most extensive and detailed list of specifications ever published for identifying, dating, and establishing the authenticity of an instrument. This new edition is enlarged and updated, making it once again the essential guide enabling collectors, dealers, players, and fans to determine the authenticity, rarity, and relative value of vintage acoustic and electric guitars, basses, mandolins, banjos, and amps. Gruhn's Guide's thoroughness, detail, and clear organization have made it without peer, the must-have tool for discerning an instrument's manufacturer, model, and date-and most importantly, whether it is in original condition. "You will not find a better guide, nor one that is so easy to use." - Vintage Guitar magazine.
About the Author
"George Gruhn (Nashville TN) knows more about guitars than anyone on earth" says Tom Wheeler, former editor of Guitar Player magazine. That knowledge has made Gruhn Guitars the world's most famous vintage instrument store and has brought George Gruhn worldwide recognition as an author of definitive books on vintage guitars and a primary source for insight into the guitar market - past, present and future. Walter Carter is a well-known authority on Gibson Guitars. He was the official historian and archivist at Gibson for many years and currently works at the legendary Gruhn Guitars in Nashville, Tennessee. Carter is also the author of numerous books about guitars, including The Martin Book, Gibson Guitars: 100 Years of an American Icon, and Epiphone: The Complete History.