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« on: October 10, 2013, 10:14:06 PM »
Guitar Family Trees: History of the World's Most Iconic Guitars [Hardcover]

Guitar Family Trees is a striking visual account of the most prominent guitars in the instrument’s illustrious history, from the earliest Renaissance acoustics right up to state-of-the-art 21st century models. This comprehensive book charts the history of the most respected manufacturers and the evolution of their guitars in more detail than ever before.

Specially designed photographic guitar family trees, including four special fold-outs, provide at-a-glance overviews of the development of every make and model, decade by decade. Terry Burrows then takes a close-up look at 200 iconic models to create an invaluable catalog of guitars. A stunning full-color photograph of each model is accompanied by informative text tracing its development, with key design and sound features highlighted, and an exhaustive specification list. Burrows also reveals the guitarists who love to play each model, and the tracks on which you can hear it played.

Guitar Family Trees: History of the World's Most Iconic Guitars Terry Burrows


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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 10:21:35 PM »
Star Guitars: 101 Guitars that Rocked the World [Hardcover]

These are the guitars so famous that their names are often household words: B. B. King’s Lucille, Eric Clapton’s Blackie, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s First Wife, Billy F Gibbons’ Pearly Gates, Neil Young’s Old Black, and many more. Here’s the first ever illustrated history of the actual guitars of the stars that made the music. Other best selling guitar histories look at the rank and file models, but this book is unique in profiling the actual “star guitars”—the million dollar babies, such as the 1968 Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix burned at Woodstock, which sold at Sotheby’s auction house in 1993 for $1,300,000. Amateurs buy guitars to emulate the stars—Clapton’s Strat, Slash’s Les Paul—and this book explains the stars’ modifications, thus showing how others can recreate those famous tones.

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 10:27:29 PM »
Legendary Guitarists & Their Guitars [Paperback]

What is it about the Gibson Les Paul, the Fender Stratocaster, the Martin D-28s, the Höfner violin bass or any of the other electric or acoustic masterpieces that has made them such icons of the 20th century? It’s not just because these guitars are great works of art, but above all because they gave music, whether we’re talking about rock, folk or blues, that special extra: a unique way of hitting or holding a note, a particular tone created by the shape of a guitar’s neck or body, its pickups, its very structure.

These guitars also became so legendary because they won over the great guitar players who often remained faithful to them throughout their careers. So there was B.B. King and his Gibson ES 335, nicknamed Lucille, Jimi Hendrix and his Stratocaster, George Harrison and his electric 12-string Rickenbacker, Jimmy Page and his Les Paul. This stunning book takes a detailed look at the greatest guitars and basses ever made, not forgetting the amps and effects units, which have become just as famous in their own right.

Legendary Guitarists & Their Guitars Dom Kiris
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