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The History of Rock in Fifty Guitars

By (author) Bruce Wexler
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Aug 2016
Dimensions: w 161mm h 227mm d 9mm
Weight: 510g
ISBN-10: 0750969881
ISBN-13: 9780750969888
Barcode No: 9780750969888
Popular music in the 1920s called out for a guitar sound that was more dominant. Early experiments with steel cones or resonators, Hawaiian electric guitars and the first Electric Spanish style 6-string guitar in 1936 made musicians suddenly realise that it was possible to produce notes that could be amplified to any desired volume and this gave birth to the new less restrained style of playing. Finally the guitar could take the lead part and as rock music evolved the guitar was a natural choice of instrument. This stunning book traces the development of the instrument and the artists who achieved fame with it over seven decades, from Bill Haley to Jimi Hendrix.

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"will enthrall guitar aficionados and music buffs." --Entertainment Report "[A] wonderful, photo-packed, decade-by-decade stroll through the instruments and the artists--from Bill Haley to Jimi Hendrix--who elevated the guitar to prominence in popular music."