This is a book both for players of all levels, amateur to professional, as well as music enthusiasts, whatever their interest: classical, jazz, flamenco, blues, country, rock and pop. To please fans of music past or present hundreds of guitars are described in painstakingly researched detail, each presented in full-color photographs revealing the overall shape as well as the intriguing detail.
|Series:||Illustrated Directory Series|
|Product dimensions:||4.50(w) x 8.43(h) x 1.18(d)|
About the Author
Wayne Youngblood is a freelance author and editor with a broad variety of interests. He has written books on a range of subjects from colonial history and American Indians to stamps and stamp collecting. In addition, he has authored thousands of columns and features covering historical and collectible subjects. His specific awareness of Mathew Brady's work came from a longtime interest in early photography, the American Civil War, and US postage stamp design, for which numerous attributed and unattributed Brady photos have been used as sources.Ray Bonds has been a defense journalist, editor, and publisher during a career spanning over thirty five years, covering periods and activities as wide ranging as the American Civil War, anti-ballistic missile systems, stealth warfare, and modern military intelligence gathering. He has written and edited scores of well respected titles on the world's major armed forces, their battles, weapons, and organization, with a specialty in the armed services of the United States.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is an excellent, concise overview of the evolution and history of the guitar with emphasis on the electric guitar. Lush, colorful photographs and great information abound. If you're a guitar junkie, this book is for you. And, you can't beat the price!
This book should be re-titled 'The Guitar Bible'.......What a wonderful book! Detailed descriptions! Nice photographs! Compact size & slick print quality too! In -depth discussion of all guitars but alot of attention to Fender & Gibson.............even old pro's who think they know it all will learn a thing or two. Nice pic's of vintage instruments owned by famous picker's including Jimmy Page, Mark Knoppler & David Gilmour.