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The Illustrated Catalog of Guitars

250 Amazing Models From Acoustic to Electric

Nick Freeth


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A must-have for any guitar lover!

This book introduces the reader to 250 guitars of all types from the early acoustic archtop designs of the Gibson L-5 in the last 1920s, through the National resonators of the 1930s, the hollow body electric Gibsons of the 1950s, the solid body Fenders of the 1960s, to the exoskeletal carbon and glass fiber of the Parker Fly of the 1990s. 

Each entry has a clear color photograph of the guitar together with a detail shot featuring a point of particular interest of that instrument along with a description and a technical specification. It is arranged in alphabetical order by maker’s name and coded by the type of guitar. The guitar had a profound influence on many musical forms including blues, bluegrass, country, flamenco, jazz, folk, heavy metal, rock, soul, reggae, and modern pop. 

Skyhorse, 9781510756540, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2022

About the Author

Nick Freeth is a producer and broadcaster with more than 20 years' experience in the music industry. He is a former senior producer with the BBC World Service and Jazz FM. He has written several books including The Electric Guitar, The Acoustic Guitar, and Made in America. He owns and plays a Fender Stratocaster.