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Guitar: The World s Most Seductive Instrument

David Schiller

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Photography & photographs, Popular culture

Schiller delivers a delightful photographic survey of 200 famous and innovative guitars. This volume would make an excellent conversation piece on any guitar enthusiast s coffee table. Publisher's Weekly A celebration of the world's most seductive instrument, with large full-color photographs plus lore, players, makers, legends. Inspiring to look through, and with a slipcase beautiful to hold

Celebrate the significance, the magic, and the mojo of the world s most seductive instrument. An obsessive, full-color book presented in an irresistible slipcase, Guitar features 200 instruments in stunning detail. Here are icons, like Prince s Yellow Cloud, Willie Nelson s Trigger, Muddy Water s Thunderbird, and Rocky, lovingly hand-painted by its owner, George Harrison. Historic instruments Fender s Broadcaster, Les Paul s Log, the Gibson Nick Lucas Special, the very first artist model. Hand-carved archtops, pinnacles of the luthier s art, from John D Angelico to Ken Parker. Stunning acoustics from a new wave of women builders, like Rosie Heydenrych of England, who s known to use 5,000-year-old wood retrieved from a peat bog. And quirky one-of-a-kind guitars, like Linda Manzer s Pikasso II four necks, 42 strings, and a thousand pounds of pressure. Marrying pure visual pleasure with layers of information, Guitar is a glorious gift for every guitar-lover

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