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Star Guitars : 101 Guitars That Rocked the World

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 238.76 x 279.4 x 30.48mm | 1,474.17g
  • Voyageur Press Inc
  • Stillwater, United States
  • English
  • 644 color & 121 b/w photos
  • 0760338213
  • 9780760338216
  • 159,700

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Classic Rock Magazine, March 2011"The term 'handsome volume' seems inadequate to describe the classiest and most luxurious example of full-on, hardcore guitar porn published since Billy F. Gibbons's "Rock ] Roll Gearhead ."..a powerful Exhibit-A argument in favour of actual physical-object type books. Even if every single word and image from "Star Guitars" was available online, you still wouldn't be getting the half of it." (9 out of 10 stars)PopMatters.com, January 2011"This is a big, fat, beautiful book full of big, fat, beautiful guitars, as well as enough trivia and gossip to satisfy any rocker."Midwest Book Review, January 2011"From famous guitars whose names are commonly known in the rock world to pioneers of playing, this provides a fine illustrated history of the guitars - and their stars. "Star Guitars" is presented by guitar type and packs in full-page color photos which are key to identification and appreciation."Guitar & Bass Magazine, February 2011"Aside from being a thoroughly captivating read, it's fully stocked with superb photos, tour posters, and artwork, all adding colour to the tales of these glorified hitmakers...this is the ideal browser's companion. Dip in and out at your leisure."show more

About Dave Hunter

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. Billy F. Gibbons, co-founder and lead guitarist of ZZ Top, is also a renowned guitar aficionado and collector.show more

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