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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Guitar Heroes

Features over 180 of the world's greatest guitar superstars. From the heroes of rock - the likes of Hendrix, Clapton, Page and Beck - to classical maestros such as John Williams and Latin legends such as Paco de Lucia, this catalogue of guitarists covers a wide range of musical styles.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Guitar Heroes
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Featuring over 180 of the world's greatest guitar superstars, "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Guitar Heroes" is a definitive guide to those guitarists whose talents helped change the face of music forever and touched the lives of millions. From the heroes of rock - the likes of Hendrix, Clapton, Page and Beck - to classical maestros such as John Williams and Latin legends such as Paco de Lucia, this comprehensive catalogue of guitarists covers a wide range of musical styles. It will allow the reader to discover legendary players from the earliest blues pioneers right up to today's indie icons and everyone in between.Grouped into seven chapters based on the genre of music each guitarist is most closely associated with, each chapter is then organised chronologically according to the guitarists' birth dates, making the book easy to navigate. Written by an expert team of music writers and musicologists, the informative text tells the story of how each of these axemen rose up to stand out from the crowd, carving themselves a place in the history books.
Learn what inspired them to create the music that led to their legendary status, how they achieved such greatness and the tools they used to get to the top.Supported by over 400 superb images that bring each page to life and capture the power and emotion behind the music, this encyclopedia is the ideal book for any aspiring guitar hero, and will satisfy even the most die-hard of music fans. The comprehensive reference section includes an extensive listing of a further 500 of the greatest musicians ever to pick up an axe, recommended further reading and a host of website links, all of which provide a further gateway into the lives of the greatest guitarists the world has ever known.
Brian May: With a musical career spanning four decades, Queen founding member Brian May is a world-renowned guitarist and songwriter, with production and performance credits on recordings, that have sold in excess of 100 million copies worldwide. Rusty Cutchin is a musician, recording engineer, producer and journalist. As a journalist he has been technical editor of Guitar One, associate editor of Electronic Musician and editor-in-chief of Home Recording Magazine. As a recording engineer he has worked on records by artists including Mariah Carey, Richie Sambora and Yoko Ono. He has been a consulting editor and contributor to several Flame Tree books.
Pages
448
Publisher
Flame Tree Publishing
Series
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of... Series
Year
2008
ISBN-10
1847862187
ISBN-13
9781847862181
Format
Hardcover
Place of Publication
London
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
DEWEY
787.870922
Author
Ian Shirley
Media
Book
Publication Date
2008-08-01
Edited by
Rusty Cutchin
Subtitle
The Fastest, The Greatest, The Best Axemen Ever
Illustrations
500 colour illustrations
Imprint
Flame Tree Publishing
Language
English
Edition
New edition
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