The Guitars That Rocked the World, Expanded Edition
Author: Dave Hunter
Pubpsher: Voyageur Press
First published in 2010, Ultimate Star Guitars, the first illustrated history of ticonic guitars and their owners, is now expanded to include 32 additional instruments. Where other best-selling guitar histories look at the rank-and-file models, Ultimate Star Guitars is unique in profiling the specific favorites of famous players - oftentimes million-dollar babies, such as the 1968 Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix burned at Woodstock and which sold at Sotheby's in 1993 for $1.3 million. Guitar journalist Dave Hunter explains the stories behind each: the important sessions on which they were used, landmark tours and gigs on which they were played, modifications made by their owners, and more. From twangy country to scorching metal, from full-throttle punk to sophisticated jazz, and from gut-punch blues to lo-fi indie rock, Ultimate Star Guitars is illustrated with performance and candid photography of the artists with their star guitars, relevant memorabilia, and more often than not, studio shots of the guitars or signature models based on them. An information-packed visual feast for guitar enthusiasts!
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.
The Ultimate Fender Book provides an exciting new look at the history and importance of Fender electric guitars. The book is a lively guide to every Fender electric guitar made from 1950 to the present day, and is full of detailed information and color illustrations of more than 300 instruments. It's a Fender fan's dream come true, offering the history and specifications of every Fender electric guitar in one clearly presented and easily accessible volume.
The Most Sublime, Bizarre and Outrageous Gear Ever
Author: Dave Hunter
Pubpsher: Voyageur Press
Guitarists love guitars. Few own just one, and most are dreaming of their next acquisition. To help them out, here is the ultimate bucket list of guitars—plus guitar amps and various guitar effects—that aficionados must play. Included are the classics, such as the great Fender guitars, the Stratocaster and Telecaster, and the stylish Gibson Les Paul. Included as well are the dream creations—masterpieces from D’Angelico and Gretsch. And then there are the weird guitars—the outrageous, rare, and so-strange-they’re-cool, and your beloved childhood guitar that you first learned on. Included as well are the guitar amps, from vintage to current, rare to essential, plus the stompboxes, foot pedals, and guitar effects that you simply have to take for a ride. Each instrument is profiled along with a short description of its history, technical features, and what it’s like to play. Photographs and rare memorabilia add the crowning touch, making this the perfect impulse buy or giftbook for any and all guitarists.
The Ultimate DIY Guide for Makers and Players of the Handmade Music Revolution
Author: David Sutton
Pubpsher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Cigar box guitars have never been more popular and now crafters can learn to make their own. All they need to do is follow the author's step-by-step instructions for making three different styles of guitar. They're fun (some would say addictive) to build and even more fun to play.
Illustrated throughout with stunning, specially commissioned photographs, this is the definitive book on the history and culture of the electric guitar. It looks at the effects of the new developments, the stories of the pioneers behind the primitive instruments and the guitarists who made the instrument so influential. Completely updated for this new edition in paperback, this classic book is an essential addition to all guitar enthusiasts' bookshelves. Updated edition of the classic title The Electric Guitar, including a brand new section on 90s Retro and Britpop and a new profile on the 90s classic guitar Specially commissioned photography that brings out the full color and texture of the guitars. Foreword by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.