Scott Chinery has carefully and painstakingly built a museum-quality collection of the very finest examples of American guitars. Presented in print for the first time is a breathtaking display of 250 great guitars from his unique collection, covering ever significant development beginning with Martin's 'parlor' guitars of the 1830s to recent D'Aquisto archtops. Presented in full color, this limited edition, slipcased volume is a wonderful and unparalleled resource for the player, collector and music fan. Every important and beautiful strand of the luthier's art in America is portrayed here. Published as a special collectors' edition, The Chinery Collection is limited to 6000 numbered copies worldwide.