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The First Paperback Edition of The Definitive Reference Work On The Guitar, And The Most Beautiful Book On The Subject Ever Produced

"When you get right down to it, these guitars represent something uniquely American . . . You're transported to a place where it's always Saturday night in the summertime, a place where cars are fast and girls are pretty. And when you pull into the parking lot and cut the engine, you can hear the music and know that everybody's inside, twisting the...

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Overview

The First Paperback Edition of The Definitive Reference Work On The Guitar, And The Most Beautiful Book On The Subject Ever Produced

"When you get right down to it, these guitars represent something uniquely American . . . You're transported to a place where it's always Saturday night in the summertime, a place where cars are fast and girls are pretty. And when you pull into the parking lot and cut the engine, you can hear the music and know that everybody's inside, twisting the night away."

— David Nicholson, Washington Post Book World

A stunning visual guide to the history and development of this instrument -featuring specially commissioned photographs of famous, rare, and vintage guitars, from the earliest acoustics to the latest electrics. Packed with construction and design information, and with detailed, informative profiles on everything from the legendary (Martin, Gibson, Fender) to the weird, the exotic, and the oddball (Burns, Hagstrom, Danelectro, to name a few), The Ultimate Guitar Book brings each instrument to life and makes immensely pleasurable browsing for players and collectors alike, from beginner to professional.

With its lavishness of illustration and information, The Ultimate Guitar Book is an all-encompassing visual documentary of the evolution of the guitar, from its beginnings to the state of the art today. A splendid gift book, a book to read and consult, it will delight the passionate guitar aficionado, the guitar teacher, and the millions of amateur guitar players nationwide. Over 800 full-color photographs.

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YA-- A multitude of full-color photos, with accompanying description of the parts, types, and spin-offs, enhance this chronological history of the guitar, beginning with an example from 1552 and continuing through current times. Covering acoustic, electrical, and bass guitars, including all the big-name manufacturers such as, Fender, Gibson, Martin, and Stratocaster, this informative and beautifully illustrated work will have wide appeal.
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Guitars galore, from 16th-century acoustics to the latest electrics, featuring color photos of over 450 famous, rare, and vintage models. Includes traditional names, such as Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, and Rickenbacker; plus less well-known models, from Burns, Hagstorm and Futurama to Bartoline and Danelectro. Describes the great designers, pioneers, more. 9 1/4" x 11 1/4".
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375700903
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Edition description: 1 AMER ED
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 105,655
  • Product dimensions: 9.05 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Acoustic Guitar 16
Electric Pioneers 52
Solid Electric Guitar 64
Electric Acoustic Guitar 124
Bass Guitar 156
Beyond Guitar 180
Glossary 188
Index 189
Acknowledgments 192
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2000

    Grrrrrrrrrreat!! :)

    I love this book!I can draw the guitars from the book and learn the history behind the guitar. I give this book 5 stars. It's one of greatest book I've seen and read. Thank you for making this book. It's great!

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