A complete history of the classical guitar. This new and updated paperback follows the tremendous success of the first edition. This is the definitive book about the most important and beautiful classical guitars ever made.It contains essays by the world's top experts highlighting significant classical guitars from the finest European, American and Japanese makers The Classical Guitar is based on the unrivalled Russell Cleveland collection of guitars from the world's most famous makers. It features lavish photography that reveals the smallest details of classical guitars made by Torres, Ramirez, Arias, Esteso, Hauser, Bouchet, Rubio, Pena Fernandez, Kohno, Fleta, Rodriguez, Ruck, Friederich, Contreras, Smallman, Humphrey, Gilbert and Romanillos among many others. The book deals with key issues affecting the market, including use of the classical guitar in pop music, different playing and teaching techniques, the collectors' market and the science of the guitar.