The Complete Illustrated Book of the Acoustic Guitar: Learning to Play - Chords - Exercises - Techniques - Guitar History - Famous Players - Great Guitars by James Westbrook, Ted Fuller (Hardback, 2012)
This is a comprehensive introduction to the guitar, including a practical playing manual, a historical overview of the instrument, a directory of over 150 acoustic guitars, and more than 900 photographs and illustrations. It is an easy-to-follow beginner's guide to playing the guitar, with a detailed chord finder and step-by-step instructions for mastering a range of musical styles, including blues, country, jazz, classical and flamenco.
James Westbrook is a guitar tutor, historian and lecturer, and has worked as a consultant for London auction houses Bonhams and Christie's. He is a regular contributor to classical guitar periodicals, radio and TV, and is the author of several books on the history of the guitar. Ted Fuller is a professional guitarist, proficient in a wide variety of genres and styles. He works as an arranger for music publishers, has written several guitar tuition books, and is also an examiner for a rock music exam board.