The History of the American Guitar: From 1833 to the Present Day

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The most widely played musical instrument in the world, the guitar is also the basis of American popular music. From the birth of a daring new musical style--the blues--to jazz, rock 'n' roll, and "techno rock," from Muddy Waters to Elvis to Eddie Van Halen, it has transcended the boundaries of mere instrument to become a true work of art and a cultural icon, its revolutionary transformations paralleling those of American society. Hundreds of close-up color photographs and expert text trace the development of the many types ...

The History of the American Guitar: From 1833 to the Present Day 2001, Friedman/Fairfax Publishing, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781586632977

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