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Electrified: The Art of the Contemporary Electric Guitar offers a visually stunning selection of guitars by the finest builders at work today, showcasing instruments by 125 master artisans and custom shops from fifteen different countries. More than 250 spectacular color photographs, many of them full page, of killer guitars by luthiers who have custom-built instruments for the likes of George Benson, Eric Clapton, Billy F. Gibbons, Kirk Hammett, Steve Miller, Keith Richards, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. All but a handful of the guitars in the book have been built within the last few years, so it offers a spectacular overview of the current scene. A must for every guitarist, this is a substantial (11 1/4 x 10 3/8 inches, 272 pp.) hardcover with a dust jacket.
"I have just found the most spectacular guitar book that I have ever seen.
Robert Shaw’s new book Electrified has 250 pages jammed full of fantastic pictures of the most amazing guitars from all over the world. I guarantee that you have never seen a collection like this one! I am doing a feature story on Electrified for Just Jazz Guitar, but I had to write today to tell you all about it. The book has an astonishing array of guitars, from very cool variations on the basic Les Paul, Tele, and Strat designs to some ultra-modern stunners that you really do have to see to believe possible. Fortunately for you, Robert Shaw has a great web site that has several pictures from this outstanding book. I will warn you in advance though, as incredible as the guitars you will see on the web site are, there are even more amazing ones in the book.
While we can’t all afford a custom guitar of our dreams, this book is a great way to 'window shop' for guitars that few of us are ever likely to see in real life. This is a book that you will pore over again and again, and once you pick it up it is very hard to put down again."
—Dr. Dave Walker, Dr. Dave's Guitar
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Hand Made, Hand Played: The Art & Craft of Contemporary Guitars
We are living in a golden age of guitarmaking, and this gorgeous new book offers a definitive look at the work of the most skilled artisans at work today. From reproductions of Renaissance and Baroque-era instruments to the wildest looking and most technically advanced electric guitars on the planet, this book covers it all. More than 300 color photos of guitars of every kind imaginable—classical guitars, flattops, archtops, harp guitars, Hawaiian lap guitars, Dobros and metal bodied resonators, acoustic and electric basses, hollow and solid bodied electrics, and more. A must have for every guitarist you know and for anyone interested in contemporary instrument building and craftsmanship.
"Wow! A really unique book that takes a breathtaking tour of more than 300 of today's most creative, imaginative, and gorgeous hand-made guitars -- all illustrated in vibrant full color photos with specs for each guitar and personal statements and anecdotes from the luthiers who made them. The past 25 years have seen an explosion of craftspeople who build guitars by hand, employing an attention to detail, higher quality materials and more technical skill than in any previous era. This book showcases an incredible variety of guitars made by these luthiers, from elegant parlor guitars and innovative classicals to wildly shaped electrics and guitars with seven, ten, twelve or more strings. It's a feast for the eye, mind and soul of anyone who loves guitars."
Softcover with folding flaps. 11 x 8.5 x 1.3 inches, 416 pages, more than 300 color images! Lark Books, 2008. ISBN-13: 978-157990787