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Serving as a tribute and celebration of Dr. Tommy Comeaux, this volume weaves in loving tales of memorable musical moments shared both at home and on the road by interconnected friends, including Jerry Douglas, Sonny Landreth, Michael Doucet, Eric Johnson, and Tim O’Brien.

Included here are historic mandolins and flattop guitars, archtop guitars from the big band era, steel-bodied Hawaiian guitars of the 1920s and ‘30s; Fender and Gibson solid-body electrics from the 1950s and ‘60s -- an abundance of cool gear to be sure.

The Lafayette, Louisiana, pathologist toured the world playing mandolin, dobro, and electric bass in the Grammy-winning, progressive Cajun group BeauSoleil. He’d been collecting instruments for 20 years when tragically, he was killed while riding his bicycle in 1997.

Tommy Comeaux was a regular patron of Elderly Instruments for many years (he was on a first name basis with some of our staff). A number of the instruments featured in this collection were purchased here.

Hardcover. 144 pages, 11" x 8.5"

Comeaux Collection: Fretted Instruments of Dr. Tommy Comeaux

by Dave Hussong; with photographs by Jim France

SKU: 158-141

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Dr. Tommy Comeaux collected some of the most beautiful and valuable instruments ever created -- exquisite guitars inlaid with shimmering abalone and mother-of-pearl; mandolins sculpted from highly figured hardwoods; and fretted instruments painstakingly crafted by legendary artisans like Orville Gibson, Lloyd Loar, John D’Angelico, and James D’Aquisto. In this beautiful full-color, deluxe volume, Comeaux Collection presents 126 instruments photographed in meticulous detail by Jim France with descriptions by author David R. Hussong.
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Exact appearance of new instruments may vary.
Serving as a tribute and celebration of Dr. Tommy Comeaux, this volume weaves in loving tales of memorable musical moments shared both at home and on the road by interconnected friends, including Jerry Douglas, Sonny Landreth, Michael Doucet, Eric Johnson, and Tim O’Brien.

Included here are historic mandolins and flattop guitars, archtop guitars from the big band era, steel-bodied Hawaiian guitars of the 1920s and ‘30s; Fender and Gibson solid-body electrics from the 1950s and ‘60s -- an abundance of cool gear to be sure.

The Lafayette, Louisiana, pathologist toured the world playing mandolin, dobro, and electric bass in the Grammy-winning, progressive Cajun group BeauSoleil. He’d been collecting instruments for 20 years when tragically, he was killed while riding his bicycle in 1997.

Tommy Comeaux was a regular patron of Elderly Instruments for many years (he was on a first name basis with some of our staff). A number of the instruments featured in this collection were purchased here.

Hardcover. 144 pages, 11" x 8.5"