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Guitar Family Trees: The History of the World's Most Iconic Guitars (Hardcover)

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Discover the rich history behind the world’s favorite musical instrument in Guitar Family Trees.

This striking visual catalog charts the histories of the most prominent and sought after guitars and their manufacturers, including such household names as Gibson, Martin, Rickenbacker, and Fender. From theRickenbacker “Frying Pan” of the 1930s to the iconic Stratocaster to the most state-of-the-art guitars of today, hundreds of guitars are included in this comprehensive guide. 


  • A history of over 200 guitars, revealing the inspirations and intents behind every model
  • Easy-to-read specification charts listing every detail
  • Gorgeous, full-page photographs of every guitar, plus photographs of artists who played them best
  • Commentary on which artist played each guitar best and which album features its particular sound

Whether you play guitar or just admire them, this captivating journey into the world of guitars is a visual feast for every guitar lover.

About the Author

Terry Burrows is one of the world’s best-known authors on playing, maintaining, and buying guitars. His work has been translated into at least a dozen languages and published in more than sixteen different countries. He also has a parallel career as an experimental musician, performing throughout Europe, frequently using home-built instruments, and has more than fifty professional releases.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780785842071
ISBN-10: 0785842071
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Publication Date: March 28th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English