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Star Guitars: 101 Guitars That Rocked the World
Title : Star Guitars: 101 Guitars That Rocked the World
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ISBN : 9780760347010
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 288

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 rankThese 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.


Star Guitars: 101 Guitars That Rocked the World Reviews

  • Serge Pierro

    Guitar aficionados will love this book. Within its pages, is a huge selection of guitarists, and the guitars that they are most associated with. Lots of great pictures and stories, about some of the most important guitars in the history of music! An excellent addition to any guitarists library.

  • Nick

    A great read for those of us ""music nerds"" who care what guitars were played on classic albums by timeless bands/players. I was able to create a whole list of guitar players that I need to track down and listen to thanks to this book. Rock on!

  • Derek Hale

    If you are into coffee table books full of guitar pr0n--make that FAMOUS guitar pr0n--then this is the book for you. Most of the iconic guitars of the past 75 years are covered here. From Django Reinhardt's Selmer guitar to Nels Cline's 1959 Jazzmaster, pretty much eer iconic guitar is covered. The only glaring omission was Randy Rhoads' guitars. They could have featured his 1974 white Gibson Les Paul, his Karl Sandoval Polka Dot Flying V or his white Jackson Randy Rhoads model. Otherwise, a gre [...]

  • Paul Anderson

    I won this book as a GoodReads First Read. It is amazing. It's a perfect coffee table book for any guitar lover. It was a lot of fun to read more backstory about some of my personal favorite axes, all represented here: Brian May's Red Special, Slash's Kris Derrig Les Paul Copy, and of course, the king of them all, Rick Nielsen's Custom Hamer 5 necks.

  • Raunaq Sahu

    Even though I am broadly aware of these iconic instruments and the myths spun around them, I spent quite a while reading all the write-ups and examining the fantastic pictures very closely. Time very well spent, I say.

  • Amy Lahr

    this is a beautiful, fun book. great photography and creative layouts. i got this with my husband in mind, who recently started playing the guitar.

  • Amy Beth

    Fun book. Pearly Gates remains my favorite. :)

  • Sam Motes

    The axes of the rock gods in all their glory. Loved the read and was engrossed with the images.