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Acquired of the Angels

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"Acquired of the Angels" by Paul William Schmidt is an in-depth look at the master guitar makers John D'Angelico and James L. D'Aquisto. Inside the pages of this dedication are many photographs of the priceless guitars handmade by these master craftsmen. Many of the guitars photographed in this book are on display at The American Guitar Museum and on this web page for your enjoyment.

About the Author:
Paul William Schmidt is an artist, theologian, and scholar currently residing in the Midwest. He holds advanced degrees in both music and theology and is also the author of The History of the Living Drum Company. Four albums of his original art-songs have been recorded and published by Green Light Music. He has also been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Selmer Corporation.

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Cover Photograph John McCure/Island Color Photo
Author Photograph 1998 Eric Balden
Cover Design Lori Schlosser