Gibson Guitars 100 Years of an American Icon, Walter Carter, 1997, HC, Near Fine

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Carter, Walter. Los Angeles: General Publishing Group, 1994
English, Very Good hardcover, quarto 11 3/4" x 9", 314 pp.
ISBN:1881649393

Very Good quarto, brown textured paper over boards, stamped gilt lettering to spine, endpapers feature guitar interior illustration, minor shelfwear to board edges at bottom, waffling to top edge text block, unmarked throughout, tight binding. Good white dustjacket, lettering in yellow and green, detail photograph of harp guitar, yellow, green, and red lettering to spine, edgewear, closed tear to tail, sunning to top edges, soiling throughout. Text in English, Bibliography, researched and written by a collection of the most prominent music writers including Walter Carter, Tom Wheeler, and Andre Duchossoir, replete with over 600 rare full-color and black-and-white photographs and plans from the Gibson archives and private collections, an amazing copy on the Gibson’s history, its contribution to the growth of the instrument business and history of American music. A gift-worthy copy for guitar and American music lovers.