Electric Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia

Author(s): Tony Bacon


From the award-winning team that produced the best selling "Ultimate Guitar Book comes the most comprehensive book about the electric guitar. The A to Z format in "Electric Guitars covers more than 120 makers from around the world and details their successes and failures through 1,200 unique color studio quality photographs.
This book focuses on the iconic electric guitar with an introduction that places it in an historical context, running from early acoustic instruments in the 16th century to amplification experiments in the 1930's. A 65-year period from 1935 to 2000 is covered.


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Tony Bacon is a leading writer on the guitar and is the author of The Ultimate Guitar Book, and The Fender Book, which have combined sales of more than 300,000 copies. He has edited and/or contributed to many other books, including Classic Guitars of the Fifties, Classic Guitars of the Sixties, and The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. He makes his home just outside London, England.

General Fields

  • : 9781592239665
  • : Thunder Bay Press
  • : Thunder Bay Press
  • : May 2009
  • : 280mm X 217mm X 21mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tony Bacon
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 787.8719
  • : 318
  • : illustrations