Electric Guitars: Design And Invention explores if it is possible to do truly new work, or whether everything has been done before, and offers a unique view of both the vintage and the modern world of the electric guitar. Pairing an absorbing story with a remarkable set of photographs and memorabilia, the book considers influential ideas such as the 80s movement toward high-performance superstrats by makers such as Jackson, Kramer, and Ibanez, and covers guitar designs that came and went as fashions changed, like the German carve and the guitar synthesizer. The reader will find out why the Telecaster, the Les Paul, the Stratocaster, and the ES-335 became so influential, and why these creations have lasted so long.
Musicians, artisans, luthiers, and designers alike will delight in this far-reaching exploration of the craftsmen, trends, and technological advances that shaped an industry and countless generations of popular music.
About the author:
Tony Bacon writes about musical instruments, musicians, and music. He is a co-founder of Backbeat UK and Jawbone Press. Tony’s books include The Ibanez Electric Guitar Book, The Ultimate Guitar Book, and History Of The American Guitar. He lives in Bristol, England.
Available at Backwingstore.com; MSRP $29.99
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Page Count: 176
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches