These are the guitars so famous that their names are often household words: B. B. King s Lucille, Eric Clapton s Blackie, Stevie Ray Vaughan s First Wife, Billy F Gibbons Pearly Gates, Neil Young s Old Black, and many more. Here s the first-ever illustrated history of the actual guitars of the stars that made the music. Other best-selling guitar histories look at the rank-and-file models, but this book is unique in profiling the actual star guitars the million-dollar babies, such as the 1968 Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix burned at Woodstock, which sold at Sotheby s auction house in 1993 for $1,300,000. Amateurs buy guitars to emulate the stars Clapton s Strat, Slash s Les Paul and this book explains the stars modifications, thus showing how others can recreate those famous tones. "
Quarto Publishing Group USA
101 Guitars That Rocked the World