A look at the guitar as the historical heart of the musical
revolution of the 50s. The first book of its kind, Classic Guitars of the '50s analyzes these
intruments and their impact within the context of the music of the day.
It chronicles ten ground-breaking years that
wouldn't have happened without the electric guitar.
The book showcases more than 75 key instruments made by the great
manufacturers, including the Fender Broadcaster (1950); Gibson Les Paul
(1952); and Gibson ES-355 (1959). 200 color photos.Analyzes the different makes (Gibsons,
Fenders, jazz, country, Japanese, blues, etc.) with commentary by 15
top guitar writers like Dave Burrluck, Walter Carter, Rikky Rooksby,
and Paul Trynka.
Includes 200 color photographs, four fold-out
spreads, memorabilia, anecdotes, news items, and pop trivia.