Electric Guitars and Basses
A Photographic History
Author: Walter Carter and George Gruhn
George Gruhn established Gruhn Guitars in Nashville in 1970 and is recognised worldwide as a leading authority on vintage fretted instruments. Walter Carter is the former historian for the Nashville-based Gibson Guitar Corp. and the author of 10 books on vintage guitars and guitar companies. In addition to Electric Guitars and Basses, Gruhn and Carter have collaborated on Acoustic Guitars and Other Fretted Instruments and Gruhn's Guide to Vintage Guitars.
Publisher/Date: Backbeat Books/Hal Leonard (c. 2010) Revised and Updated Edition.
Format/Condition: New paperback book in Fine condition. 250 pages; 8.7 x 11 inches. Lavishly illustrated in full color.
Description: Electric Guitars and Basses tells the story in full color of one of the most influential forces on American culture in the 20th century - the electric guitar. From the earliest "lap steels" that reshaped the sound of Hawaiian music, through the "Spanish-neck" models that created a new voice in the jazz world and powered the early rock and rollers, and on to the solidbody models that shattered conventional ideas of guitar design and guitar music, all of the classic and historically important models are displayed and discussed by guitar experts George Gruhn and Walter Carter.
This new edition features an additional 16 pages of important instruments and newly discovered information.