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The Illustrated Directory of Acoustic and Electric Guitars

The Illustrated Directory of Acoustic and Electric Guitars (Paperback)

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This superb book charts the complete history of the acoustic guitar from the sixteenth century, and the electric guitar over the past seventy years. It is a book both for players of all levels, amateur and professional, and also for music enthusiasts, whatever their interest: classical, jazz, flamenco, blues, country, rock and pop - music of the past and music of the present. Hundreds of guitars are described in painstakingly researched detail, with each presented in full colour photographs which reveal the overall shape as well as the intriguing detail

Music & DanceSheet MusicString instruments NOT GuitarReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference works Publisher: Pavilion Books Publication Date: 05/07/2001 ISBN-13: 9781840652888  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Nick Freeth is a producer and broadcaster with twenty years' experience in the music industry. He is a former producer at the BBC's World Service and also the UK's first commercial jazz station, Jazz FM. He and fellow author also run Gleneagle Productions, an independent company producing a variety of music-based shows for broadcasters. Charles Alexander has been a jazz musician for over 30 years, and is Jazz Guitar Tutor at Richmond Adult and Community College. A professional broadcaster, he has written and presented two major series on the guitar for BBC radio stations.

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