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    DescriptionThese 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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    Title
    Star Guitars
    Subtitle
    101 Guitars That Rocked the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dave Hunter
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 239 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,474 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780760338216
    ISBN 10: 0760338213
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: AVRL1
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 540
    Libri: ENGM4300
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    B&T Approval Code: A08600000, A08200000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 787.8719
    BISAC V2.8: MUS023060
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15960
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 787.87/19
    Libri: GITA5000, P0041427, P0041428
    LC classification: ML1015.G9 H862 2010
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AVLP, AVRL
    Illustrations note
    644 color & 121 b/w photos
    Publisher
    Voyageur Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Voyageur Press Inc
    Publication date
    14 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Stillwater
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    BOOKVIEWS BY ALAN CARUBA "Some books are just works of art in themselves. This is the case of Star Guitars...If there is someone you know who loves guitars, this one is a Christmas-keeper!"