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Connecticut Bluegrass
Music Association

Chris Wuerth

Chris promotes the GuitartownCT
Concert Series


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   GuitarTownCT ~ Neighborhood Music School ~ Yale University
proudly present:

"Give Back To Tony Rice"
~ A Special New England Benefit Performance ~

April 19, 2014
Hamden, CT

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  coming to CT in April ...


Walt Michael & Co.
April 19, 2014
Hartford, CT

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"Inventing the American Guitar"
The Pre-Civil War Innovations of
C.F. Martin and his Contemporaries

Edited by Robert Shaw & Peter Szego

Essays by
David Ganz, Richard Johnston,
David LaPlante, Arian Sheets
and James Westbrook

Published & Sold by Hal Leonard Books

Inventing The American Guitar is the first book to describe the early history of American guitar design in detail. It testifies how a European instrument was transformed into one with all of the design and construction features that define the iconic American "flat-top" steel string guitar of today. The one person who dominates this history is Christian Friedrich Martin, Sr., founder of C.F Martin & Company.

The book is approximately the size of an LP vinyl record jacket ( referred to as 'coffee table' style). The master photography of John Sterling Ruth throughout the 300+ pages is astounding! Simply a fascinating read -- both for the scholar and the average music fan. An "encyclopedia" such as this may come along but once-in-a-lifetime.

A masterpiece by any standard


2014 CTBMA Jam Schedule

First Tuesday of each month
Connecticut College
New London, CT

May 6


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