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Electric Guitar : The Illustrated Encyclopedia - Tony Bacon

Electric Guitar

The Illustrated Encyclopedia

By: Tony Bacon, Dave Burrluck (Contribution by), Paul Day (Contribution by), Michael Wright (Contribution by)

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From the award-winning team that produced the best selling Ultimate Guitar Book comes the most comprehensive book about the electric guitar. The A to Z format in Electric Guitars : The Illustrated Encyclopedia covers more than 120 makers from around the world and details their successes and failures through 1,200 unique colour studio quality photographs.

This book focuses on the iconic electric guitar with an introduction that places it in an historical context, running from early acoustic instruments in the 16th century to amplification experiments in the 1930's. A 65-year period from 1935 to 2000 is covered.

About the Author

Tony Bacon is a leading writer on the guitar and is the author of The Ultimate Guitar Book, and The Fender Book, which have combined sales of more than 300,000 copies. He has edited and/or contributed to many other books, including Classic Guitars of the Fifties, Classic Guitars of the Sixties, and The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. He makes his home just outside London, England.



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Another great reference


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  • Broad Appeal
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Relevant
  • Use With The Acoustic Ver
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

    • Complements Acoustic
    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Reference
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Electric Guitars:

    As a reference for electric guitars & in conjuction with the acoustic version as an all round reference

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    ISBN: 9781592239665
    ISBN-10: 1592239668
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 318
    Published: 1st January 2000
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 27.965 x 21.717  x 2.083
    Weight (kg): 1.093