The electric guitar's versatility, along with its melodic and rhythmic potential, has made it an icon of modern music. This comprehensive history and directory features all the famous makes, such as Gibson, Fender, Gretsch and Rickenbacker, and also includes curiosities, rare guitars and boutique brands. Each entry provides detailed information about the instrument's date, place of origin, the material it is made from, and any unusual features. There are also panels describing electric guitar heroes and their styles of play. With over 230 guitars shown in 360 photographs, this book is an essential guide for anyone interested in this phenomenal instrument.
Terry Burrows has written over 50 titles and sold over 4 million books, many in the field of music tuition. As a musician, he has been responsible for commercial releases in a wide variety of styles, his scope including performance, production and bespoke composition for television and film.