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The Martin Ukulele The Little Instrument That Helped Create a Guitar Giant

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The Little Instrument That Helped Create a Guitar Giant
The Martin Ukulele is a detailed look at the ukuleles built by the C. F. Martin Co. of Nazareth, PA, and at how the instruments' success forever changed the company that made them. Martin's ukulele-making led the small, respected builder of fine guitars and mandolins into an era of unprecedented growth in the 1920s and helped it become one of the mostlegendary manufacturers of high-quality guitars in the world.

Dr awing heavily from the extensive archives at the Martin factory, the book examines the company and its development, from production records, sales ledgers, and a vast collection of correspondence to hundreds of photos, including many of the rarest ukuleles the company produced. Extensiveadditional imagery chronicles the history of the popularity of the ukul ele itself.

The book is both a narrative about Martin's ukulele manufacturing history and a reference work detailing the numbers of each style of ukulele ever made by the company. It is an exploration from Martin's first attempt at production in 1907, to the peaks of ukulele popularity in the 1920s and '50s, to the disinterest that caused Martin to cease ukulele production in the 1990s, to the recent resurgence that has allowed the firm to again offer a wide assortment of new models.
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SKU 930036098091
Manufacturer Hal Leonard
Last Updated 2022-07-01 01:19:10
Model Number 109376
Is Oversized No
Level/Grade Grade 4
Arranger Johan de Meij
Author John King|Tom Walsh
Medium Softcover
Publisher Hal Leonard
Composer Giacomo Puccini
Instrument Ukulele
Pages 214(07)
Composer/Series WALSH / KING
Production Status 2
Digital Download No