Suggested Readings


            Brozman, Bob, John Dopyera, Richard A. Smith, and Gary Atkinson.  The History & Artistry of National Resonator Instruments. Fullerton, CA: CenterStream Pub., 1993. 290 pages, illustrated. ISBN: 0931759706 (pbk.).

           Freeth, Nick and Charles Alexander.  The Acoustic Guitar. Philadelphia: Courage Books, 1999. 159 pages, illustrated. ISBN: 0762404191. Includes bibliographical and discographical references (p. 153-155) and index.

            Freeth, Nick and Charles Alexander.  The Electric Guitar. Philadelphia: Courage Books, 1999. 160 pages, illustrated. ISBN: 0762405228. Includes bibliographical references (p. 153), discography (p. 153-155), and index.

            Gruhn, George, and Walter Carter.  Acoustic Guitars and Other Fretted Instruments : A Photographic History. San Francisco: GPI Books, 1993. 313 pages, illustrated. ISBN: 0879302402. Includes bibliographical references (p. 309) and index

            Kanahele, George S.  Hawaiian Music and Musicians : An Illustrated History. Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii, 1979. 543 pages, illustrated. ISBN: 082480578X.

            King, John.  NALU Music Ukulele Arcade

            Miner, Gregg.  The Knutsen Archives:  An Online Repository of the Unique and Fascinating
Stringed Instruments of Chris J. Knutsen

            Noe, George T. and Daniel L. Most.  Chris J. Knutsen: From Harp Guitars to the New Hawaiian Family: History and Development of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar. Everett, WA: Noe Enterprises, 1999. 190 pages, illustrated. ISBN: 096748330.

            Ruymar, Lorene.  The Hawaiian Steel Guitar and Its Great Hawaiian Musicians. Anaheim Hills, CA: Centerstream Pub. : Exclusively distributed by Hal Leonard, 1996. 200 pages, illustrated. ISBN: 1574240218 (pbk.). "Sponsored by the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association." Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-185) and index. Compiled and edited by Lorene Ruymar ; foreword by Jerry Byrd.

           Tranquada, Jim and John King.  "A New History of the Origins and Development of the ‘Ukulele, 1838–1915".  The Hawaiian Journal of History, Volume 37 (2003). 



to the following for informative personal correspondence:

George Gruhn, Reid Kaplan, Chester Prudhomme, Eric Schoenberg, Marjorie Scott (Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame and Museum), Mike Seeger, and Jim Tranquada