Jim Washburn


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Jim Washburn took on a writing assignment as a journalist for a newspaper about the electric guitar, which led to a series of books and articles that has documented a significant chapter of the music products industry. While writing these stories, Jim was able to meet and interview a long list of instrument makers such as Leo Fender, Doc Kauffman, Seth Lover, and Nat Daniel, the founder of Danelectro. Jim’s publications include The Martin Archives: A Scrapbook of Treasures from the World’s Foremost Acoustic Guitar Maker and Martin Guitars: An Illustrated Celebration of American’s Premier Guitarmaker.