Posted on August 1, 2022February 29, 2024 by Dale Phillips Review: Guitar; An American Life by Tim Brookes Review: Guitar; An American Life by Tim Brookes Reviewed by Ervin Somogyi Originally published in American Lutherie #87, 2006 Guitar: An American Life Tim Brookes ISBN: 0-8021-1796-1 Grove Press, 352 pp., 2005 I found Tim Brookes’ Guitar: An American Life while browsing in a bookstore in Manhattan. I’d never heard of this book, but it’s one of the most enjoyable and informative reads I’ve ever had about the instrument I’ve built my professional life around. It’s written much in the spirit of Richard Halliburton’s marvelous and magical travel books that I read many years ago and that opened up my young mind’s vistas. It was a pleasant surprise to find that this book is, on the initial level, about a guitar building collaboration between the author and Rick Davis, a fellow luthier with whom I have a friendship. A book about a guitar making project written from the client’s point of view: Wow, what a great idea! Become A Member to Continue Reading This Article This article is part of our premium web content offered to Guild members. To view this and other web articles, join the Guild of American Luthiers. Members also receive 4 annual issues of American Lutherie and get discounts on products. For details, visit the membership page. If you are already a member, login for access or contact us to setup your account.