Star Guitars: 101 Guitars That Rocked the World

Star Guitars: 101 Guitars That Rocked the World

Hardback Voyageur Press

By (author) Dave Hunter

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  • Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 239mm x 279mm x 30mm | 1,474g
  • Publication date: 14 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Stillwater
  • ISBN 10: 0760338213
  • ISBN 13: 9780760338216
  • Illustrations note: 644 color & 121 b/w photos
  • Sales rank: 128,729

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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.

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Billy F. Gibbons, former lead guitarist of the band ZZ Top, is a renowned guitar aficionado and collector.Dave Hunter is an author, musician, and journalist. He is the author of several popular books about guitars, amps, and effects, including Voyageur Press's "Star Guitars," "The Fender Stratocaster," "The Gibson Les Paul," and "365 Guitars, Amps & Effects You Must Play." A regular contributor to "Guitar Player "and "Vintage Guitar" magazines, he resides in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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EXAMINER.COM "For hardcore shredders and the guitar novice alike, Star Guitars is a beautifully constructed, well-researched look at the tools that helped to create some of the most legendary songs ever put to tape."