Guitars Illustrated

A Stunning Visual Catalog Charting the Origins of Over 200 of the Most Influential Makes and Models [With P

By Terry Burrows
(Billboard Books, Hardcover, 9780823082698, 256pp.)

Publication Date: October 4, 2011

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(Book). Foreword by Zakk Wylde This is a striking visual account of the most prominent guitars in the instrument's illustrious history, from early nineteenth-century acoustics to the state-of-the-art models of today. The book features a rich history of over 200 guitars, revealing the inspirations and intents behind every model. There is an easy-to-read specification chart listing every detail from body styles, finishes, and inlays to scales, frets, and pick-ups. Gorgeous, full-page photographs showcase every guitar, plus there are photographs of the artists who played them best. As a special bonus, five full-color pull-out posters are included featuring the family tree of the five major dynasties Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Martin, and Rickenbacker.
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