The Guitar Collection is a must buy book for any collector who loves his music. The book took years to compile and features high-definition, state-of-the-art original photography throughout. The book is half music documentary and half photographic odyssey according to the makers. Slash, the former lead guitarist of Guns N Roses describes the book as the Sistine Chapel of its ilk and almost as big. After all, the $1500 Guitar Collection is a celebration of 150 truly remarkable guitars.
The book is presented in a delightful custom made leather guitar style case and weighs in at 20 pounds. Written by Walter Carter, it boasts the combined knowledge of the world’s preeminent guitar specialists and places each guitar in its historical and cultural context. State-of-the art original photographs by three foremost guitar photographers—Greg Morgan, John Peden, and Marco Prozzo— accompany the authoritative text, revealing the unparalleled craftsmanship, form and function, and time-worn qualities that develop after years of use.
Supplementing this volume, stories by Art Thompson, Michael Molenda, and Alan di Perna provides a wealth of tidbits, manufacturer’s information, and entertaining behind-the-scenes anecdotes about each of the featured guitars to satisfy even the most ardent fan.
A special feature of each of the three limited collector’s editions of The Guitar Collection is a full-color, museum-quality print of one of three guitars from the collection, signed by noted photographer John Peden. (Each 24” wide x 12” tall). Eric Clapton’s “Blackie” is in here, as is Buddy Holly’s Gibson J-45 with its hand-tooled cover, and iconic guitars played by the likes of Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Emmylou Harris, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Kurt Cobain. THE GUITAR COLLECTION also features instruments that have played a pivotal role in the evolution of the guitar, including one of the earliest guitars made by Stradivarius in 1700 and the Martin D-458, considered to be among the Holy Grail of the acoustic world today.
Selected from over 1,500 candidates, each of these 150 priceless guitars is singularly significant. Also included is John Lennons guitar, who according to Yoko Ono would have been thrilled at the inclusion. Grab your copy now by ordering it online.
THE GUITAR COLLECTION: An Elite Gathering of 150 Exceptional Guitars
By Walter Carter, with photographs by Greg Morgan, John Peden, and Marco Prozzo
➢ 512 pages
➢ More than 670 original full-color images
➢ Hand-numbered vellum title page
➢ Top-bound in a handcrafted leather case with embossed detail
➢ 23” wide by 11.25” tall (58.4 cm wide by 28.6 cm tall)
➢ 20.9 pounds (9.5 kg)
THE GUITAR COLLECTION: Stories
By Art Thompson, Michael Molenda, and Alan di Perna
➢ 192 pages
➢ More than 180 full-color images
➢ Bound in hardcover
➢ 8.25” wide by 11.25” tall (21 cm wide by 28.6 cm tall)
Both volumes come packaged in a custom-made, leather guitar-style case with one of three signed museum-quality prints. Only 1,500 hand-numbered English-language copies per edition will be available.
Double-neck ’05 edition; ISBN 978-1-60380-169-0
Flat-top ’43 edition; ISBN 978-1-60380-170-6
Solidbody ’54 edition; ISBN 978-1-60380-171-3
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