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Guitar: The Shape of Sound (100 Iconic Designs) by Ultan Guilfoyle

A compendium celebrating 100 iconic guitars worldwide, tracing their evolution from early acoustic designs to cutting-edge electric models. The guitar stands as the quintessential instrument in popular music, from Delta blues on acoustic strings to the electric fervor of rock & roll and beyond. Over 300 years, guitar craftsmen pursued new heights in design and sound, preserving its intimate connection to musical expression. Featuring top guitars spanning from the 17th century to modernity, the book showcases brands like Fender, Gibson, and Martin, coupled with tales of influential players like Hendrix, Mitchell, and the Beatles. Guilfoyle's book illuminates the guitar's transformative role in music and design.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 270 × 205 mm (10 5/8 × 8 1/8 in)
  • Pages: 280 pp
  • Illustrations: 250 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838665586


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