Part of a two book set, this volume deals with the technical aspects of guitar specifications, the evolution of model sizes and styles, and instruments made for other firms. Gives you historical perspective on every part of a Martin guitar, providing information on bodies, appointments, bracing, neck widths and shapes, headstocks, bridges, woods, pickguards, stains and coloring, and much more, all designed to tell the story of how a Martin guitar is made. Other chapters cover Models by Style, the Custom Shop and Limited Production guitars; all the lesser known instruments like archtops, electrics, mandolins and ukuleles are included as well. The book ends with exhaustive appendices covering production numbers, retail prices, and instrument specifications. If you own a Martin, you own a piece of history and this book will help you discover when it was made and how. Hardcover. 315 pp.