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The music that Maton made / Andrew McUtcheon, Jeff Jenkins & Barry Divola
Bib ID 6932201
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
McUtcheon, Andrew, author
 
Description Melbourne : Scribe Publications, [2016] 
©2016 
391 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles ; 28 cm 
ISBN 9781925321364 (hardback)
Summary

From a small backyard workshop on the outskirts of Melbourne, Maton Guitars has grown into a truly inspiring Australian success story. In 1946, Bill May crafted a guitar in his Melbourne garage that he wanted the world to hear and to play. In a matter of years, it was in the hands of Elvis Presley on film. Later, a Maton played the riff that defined a generation on the Rolling Stones' 'Gimme Shelter'. Today, Maton are an essential part of music culture in Australia and around the world. This is not only a book for guitar lovers : it's an intimate family history and an essential part of Australian music history. Compiling over ten years of research, and over two years in production, this book is as well-crafted and family-owned as Maton guitars themselves. Go behind-the-scenes to meet the artisan guitar makers. Read the stories behind the songs created with Maton guitars. And go backstage to meet the bands and musicians that have, with a Maton in hand, shaped our musical world. Packed full of interviews with the greats : from jazz legend George Golla to guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel; from Archie Roach, and The Wiggles, to Daniel Johns, Paul Kelly, and Josh Homme and many more.

Notes

"The Australian guitar handmade for the world stage" -- Title page.

Subjects Maton Guitars.  |  Guitar -- Construction -- Australia.  |  Guitar makers -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Guitar music.  |  Guitarists.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Jenkins, Jeff, 1969- author  |  Divola, Barry, author

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