For anyone who has ever become mesmerized by the lead guitarist from the neighborhood garageband or the stadium busting headliner, Dave Hunter’s new book, Star Guitars: 101 Guitars That Rocked the World (October 15, 2010), is the ultimate fix for .
They are the guitars so famous that their names are often household words: B. B. King’s Lucille, Eric Clapton’s Blackie, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s First Wife, Billy F Gibbons’ Pearly Gates, Neil Young’s Old Black, and many more. Now, for the first time in one place, guitar gearheads and rock ’n’ roll enthusiasts of all ages can discover the tools that helped history’s six-string masters change the face of music.
From musician and journalist Dave Hunter, Star Guitars: 101 Guitars That Rocked the World is the first-ever illustrated history of the actual guitars of the stars that made the music. While other best-selling guitar histories look at the rank-and-file models, this book is unique in profiling the actual “star guitars”—the million-dollar babies, such as the 1968 Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix burned at Woodstock, which sold at Sotheby’s auction house in 1993 for $1,300,000. Amateurs buy guitars to emulate the stars—Clapton’s Strat, Slash’s Les Paul—and this book explains the stars’ modifications, thus showing how others can recreate those famous tones.
With a foreword from Billy F. Gibbons and over 700 amazing images, Star Guitars brings readers closer than ever to the . As Gibbons himself states, “Yeah, man…pages and pages of the most illustrious, scintillating, sizzling, superb sets of cellulose slabs to be seen gathered together are now handily in hand. Mercy!”