Description: Hardcover with dust jacket. 168 pages.
Condition: Spine caps bumped. Some light bumping and fraying along the upper edge. Previous owner's name in ink on the front free page and inside front cover. Small areas of tape residue on the inside front cover, front free page, inside back cover, and rear free page. Two pages show a small amount of underlining.
Dust Jacket: Shelf wear and scuffing.
Contents: In this book the author traces the instruments development from its lowly beginnings in the 16th century when it had to compete with the more aristocratic vihuela, viola da mano, and lute, through times of neglect and gradual recognition to its ongoing eminence. The book covers development of the guitar's structure, the various playing techniques favored through the centuries, the music created for instrument, and its changing role in musical life. Illustrated with photographs and musical notation. Indexed.