This book is thorough, even-handed, and accurate: in short, a useful tool…” 
—Tony Creamer, OwnerFretted Instrument Workshop, Amherst, MA.

"Written with a clear passion for the instrument in all it's forms. This is a book for someone who would like to wander neck-deep into the world of the guitar: it's history, sources, precedents purpose, materials, construction, influence and poetry. It is very well done."
—Guitar Buff (an Amazon user)

"Nathan Richardson has done the admirable job of building a verbal and lingual bridge between the owners and players of the guitar, and the builders and technicians (Luthiers) that construct, repair and maintain these popular musical instruments.  His meticulously researched document assembles a common language that can be effectively used to communicate with all friends, musicians, devotees and custodians of this most universal and accessible of musical companions."
Christopher S. Robinson, Master Piano Restorer (retired) and flat-top guitarist