Guitar

The World’s Most Seductive Instrument

By David Schiller

Celebrate the significance, the magic, and the mojo of the world’s most seductive instrument.
 
An obsessive, full-color book presented in an irresistible slipcase, Guitar features 200 instruments in stunning detail. Here are icons, like Prince’s Yellow Cloud, Willie Nelson’s “Trigger,” Muddy Water’s Thunderbird, and “Rocky,” lovingly hand-painted by its owner, George Harrison. Historic instruments—Fender’s Broadcaster, Les Paul’s “Log,” the Gibson Nick Lucas Special, the very first artist model. Hand-carved archtops, pinnacles of the luthier’s art, from John D’Angelico to Ken Parker. Stunning acoustics from a new wave of women builders, like Rosie Heydenrych of England, who’s known to use 5,000-year-old wood retrieved from a peat bog. And quirky one-of-a-kind guitars, like Linda Manzer’s Pikasso II—four necks, 42 strings, and a thousand pounds of pressure.
 
Marrying pure visual pleasure with layers of information, Guitar is a glorious gift for every guitar-lover

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“With its combination of captivating visuals and engaging information, this book is designed to grab anyone’s attention.” — Music Connection Magazine

“Schiller delivers a delightful photographic survey of 200 famous and innovative guitars.  This volume would make an excellent conversation piece on any guitar enthusiast’s coffee table.” — Publisher's Weekly 

In June, a guitar owned by Pink Floyd's David Gilmour set a worldwide auction record, selling for almost $4 million. Readers not ready to collect at that level can satisfy themselves with this compilation of 200 beautiful and noteworthy instruments from Schiller (The Little Zen Companion; "Guitars" wall calendar). Graphically pleasing designs and standout photos flanked by details of model, ownership, and provenance place each guitar in context. Historical notes and occasional musician bios add interest. VERDICT Will likely find an audience, whether readers know their single coil from their humbucker pickup or just want a peek at Willie Nelson's Trigger or one of Prince's Clouds. — Library Journal
 
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Number of pages
216
Publication date
October 01, 2019
ISBN
9781523507726
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