In this captivating guide to the greatest electric guitars of all time, guitar expert Neville Marten selects the most seminal instruments, from Ampeg to Zemaitis, and reveals why each is musically and historically significant. Each guitar is presented with beautiful, evocative images and shown in the hands of an iconic musician to illustrate how, through combining the skill of the player and the instrument maker, an inanimate object of wood and metal can be transformed into one of the world's most expressive tools of communication.The instruments showcased in Guitar Heaven have left an indelible impression on popular music, both in terms of sound and visual impact. This fascinating gallery shows the instrument t as the two-dimensional object so often depicted in most guitar books, but as a vibrant, epoch-changing icon of the twentieth century--and into the future.
Date of Publication
Paperback / softback
Music & Dance
Country of Publication
black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, frontispiece