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This section mostly comprises Andrew’s long and very personal essay on the development of the guitar. But first, here are some pictures of some of his own instruments (click on the photos for video clips of Andrew playing them).
 the story of guitars
beginnings.
America wants guitars!
the boom years: 1920 - 1970
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electric guitars
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more recent guitars
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resonator guitars
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Gibson L1

1918

NationalTriolian
(steel) 1929
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(wood) 1928
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3.  American makers
4.   A new and unlikely influence
electricguitars.
6.  Electric guitars
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8.  Resonator guitars
1.  The beginnings
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5.  The boom years - 1920-1970
morerecent.
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National Triolian tenor (wood)
1928

National Style 2 Tricone  1928

Gibson L4C
1949
Gibson
B25/12
1967
Washburn 211
1897
Framus
Strato
1965
Vicente Tatay
1970?
Gibson J50
1962
Hofner
Club 50
1958
Sentchordi Hermanos 1880s
José Ramirez 1905
Gibson
Style 0 Artist 1915
Gibson
Melody Maker 1964
Gibson J45 1946
Gibson L5 1945
Harwood
Parlour
!900?
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