Just when you think you’ve seen them all, you find out there’s more. If you’re a lover of guitars and the musicians that play them, there are plenty of books on the market to learn more about them. However, famed author and guitar historian, Tony Bacon has done it again in his book titled The Guitar Collection released earlier last year.
In The Spotlight: Over 100 Voices in Music
The Gretsch Electric Guitar Book
JUSTIN ST. VINCENT is the Director and Founder of Xtreme Music: where Music meets Spirituality, based in Auckland, New Zealand. His book trilogy and global series exploring “The Spiritual Significance of Music” (2009-2012) features exclusive interviews with many of the world’s most visionary musicians and writers.”
The Riff Notes series of booklets by authors Phil Dixon and Christopher Jones and published by Hal Leonard are great for beginning guitarists yearning to learn more about electric guitars, acoustic guitars, and guitar strings. The collection of three small paperback booklets are easy to read with each being less than 25 pages.
“A Scrapbook of Artifacts, Treasures, and Inside Information”
The Red Special
This is the paperback version of the comprehensive publication of 108 Rock Star Guitars by photographer Lisa S. Johnson that was released last year. The hard cover edition is a beautiful leather bound decorative piece of art that is full of rock history with photographs of the instruments of some of music's legendary iconic guitarists that is perfect for the coffee table in the center of a main room or a great addition to the library of any guitar enthusiast’s home.
What a pleasure it was to review this complete history of Paul Reed Smith Electric guitars by Dave Burrluck from Backbeat Books and Hal Leonard.
Beatle guitarist, George Harrison's older sister, Louise, has written an insightful book about her life and her connection with her famous brother.
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