Information about books related to the classical guitar or music.

Book Review: The Granada School of Guitar Makers

The Granada School of Guitar Makers

Andalusian guitar-makers have played a fundamental role in the configuration of what we call today the "spanish guitar". Andalusia is not the only piece of the puzzle but without the pioneering work of makers like Francisco Sanguino (Sevilla in the 18th century), the Pagés dynasty (18th and 19th) or José Pernas (Granada in the 19th century) - just to mention a few of the better-known ones - we would not understand the decisive contributions made by Antonio de Torres from Almeria.


Book Review: "My First Guitar" by Julia Crowe


A classical/flamenco guitar luthier John Ray (Granada, Spain) has kindly collabotrated with this blog to review a book called "My First Guitar: Tales of True Love and Lost Chords from 70 Legendary Musicians" by Julia Crowe.  

Ms Crowe is a columnist for Classical Guitar Magazine (U.K.) and Gendai Guitar (Japan).  She has also written cover stories, features and reviews for Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Guitar Player, FRETS, Downbeat, Soundboard and Mel Bay's webzine, Guitarsessions.



A MAGICIAN OF GUITAR ADJUSTMENT - Round Table Talk (Masaru Matano, Shiro Arai, Rikuro Hiyama) : Japan Music Trades Magazine (November 1972)

Mr. Masaru Matano's guitar making tools

This article "A MAGICIAN OF GUITAR ADJUSTMENT" first appeared in "Japan Music Trades", a popular music industry magazine in Japan, in November 1972.  This article is available again on this blog courtesy of Japan Music Trades.  I am really grateful to Japan Music Trades for their generous and kind support.