A look at the guitar as the historical heart of the musical revolution of the 50s. The first book of its kind, Classic Guitars of the '50s analyzes these intruments and their impact within the context of the music of the day. It chronicles ten ground-breaking years that wouldn't have happened without the electric guitar.

The book showcases more than 75 key instruments made by the great manufacturers, including the Fender Broadcaster (1950); Gibson Les Paul (1952); and Gibson ES-355 (1959). 200 color photos.Analyzes the different makes (Gibsons, Fenders, jazz, country, Japanese, blues, etc.) with commentary by 15 top guitar writers like Dave Burrluck, Walter Carter, Rikky Rooksby, and Paul Trynka.

Includes 200 color photographs, four fold-out spreads, memorabilia, anecdotes, news items, and pop trivia.

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