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Music That Maton Made : The Australian Guitar Handmade for the World Stage (Hardcover) (Andrew Mcutchen)

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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.
Number of Pages: 390
Genre: Music, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Entertainment + Performing Arts, Musical Instruments / Guitar
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: Andrew Mcutchen
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 2016
TCIN: 51371305
UPC: 9781925321364
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-8393
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