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 Rough Guide to Guitar is a one-stop shop for all your guitar-related needs - whether you're buying, playing, gigging, recording or a complete beginner. Covering everything from the basics a new player needs to hints and tips for experienced guitarists, and even how to successfully start a band. Written by Dave Hunter, one of the world's leading guitar authors and contributor to Guitar Player and Vintage Guitar magazines, The Rough Guide to Guitar covers it all, in a language that players of all experiences and ages will understand and enjoy. From classic rock guitar sounds through to indie, punk and psychadelic, and from home recording methods to how to put a band together; The Rough Guide to Guitar is the guide for you.
Fender’s Telecaster is one of the icons of the guitar world. It’s not just manufacturer’s hype that this is the one of the most famous guitars of all time—it was the first production solid-body electric guitar, setting the style for everything that followed. To say this guitar changed the world of music is no over-the-top boast. This is the first history and giftbook devoted to the legendary Tele. It covers the development of the guitar and the famous players who made it their own, from the first 1949 prototype to the launch of the model in 1950 as the Esquire, through the Broadcaster, infamous “Nocaster,” the Telecaster—and its numerous variations today.