Guitar: The World’s Most Seductive Instrument
by David Schiller
5 out of 5 stars
This incredible book has gorgeous photos and information about over 200 guitars and the amazing people who play them. It includes bios on famous guitarists like Jimi Hendrix, Willie Nelson, Joni Mitchell, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Maybelle Carter, and even Jimmy Page with his double-necked guitar.
There is a page showing the anatomy of a guitar, and details on how hundreds of beautiful guitars are made by artisans all over the world. There are stats about wood materials, sound quality, and pounds of pressure from the strings.
The stories behind some of these guitars are absolutely extraordinary, like the Moderne model guitar that Gibson designed but never produced, instead destroying the prototypes in a creepy bonfire. There are extravagant double-necked guitars, and crazy guitars shaped like a map of United States. You never know what beautiful history or wild past might be lurking behind these guitars, but one thing is for sure… they are all glorious instruments!
I am so impressed with the exquisite photos and stunning design of this book. It comes with a thick slipcase that showcases the cover design in a special way. Every page is full of rich color and elegantly organized with information and stats. The index makes it easy to find any guitar or musician you are looking for.
This would make the perfect gift for any guitarist or music enthusiast!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.