Electric Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia
Baker & Taylor Pub, Sep 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 318 pages
From the award winning team that produced the best selling Ultimate Guitar Book comes the most comprehensive book about the electric guitar. Its A-to-Z format covers more than 120 makers from around the world and details theft successes and failures through 1,200 unique color studio quality photographs. The book focuses on the iconic electric guitar with an introduction that places the electric guitar in a historical context, running from early acoustic instruments in the 16th century to amplification experiments in the 1930's. The main body of the book is the A-to-Z of brands, covering the key 65-year period from 1935 to 2000.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
This is a nice, big, photo book of electric guitars. Its very broad in the spectrum of manufacturers that it covers. Some of the photos are reproduced from other Tony Bacon books. There is a text description of the manufactures as well as the photos. This makes a great coffee-table book!
Electric Guitars: The Illustrated EncyclopediaUser Review - Book Verdict
Bacon may be the most prolific author of guitar books; his works include The Ultimate Guitar Book, The Bass Book, The Classical Guitar, The Gibson Les Paul Book, The Gretsch Book, and many others. Here, he offers perhaps the most comprehensive tome about the electric guitar ever. While investigating the ax's iconic status, he covers 129 makers worldwideDfrom Alembic to ZemaitisDand details their successes and failures in 1200 color photographs. Spanning 1935 to 2000, this is a large book, both in page count and dimension, and is printed and bound in a quality manner. Finally, it is priced to offer excellent value. ...
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