- 1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die - Octopus

1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die

  • Paperback
  • £20.00

A chronological guide to 1001 groundbreaking guitars, from the first 1500 models to the universally known Gibson and Fender.

Find out why Chet Atkins had a Gretsch guitar named after him, why The Who's John Entwistle called his favourite guitar "Frankenstein", and how John Lennon elevated the Rickenbacker 325 to one of the most desirable guitar brands of the 1960's.

1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before Your Die showcases the greatest instruments from across the globe: some are of historical or cultural significance and some were made famous by well-known musicians; others are included as examples of technological breakthroughs, innovative design or extraordinary sound quality. From the earliest models produced by Belchior Dias in the sixteenth century to the latest Gibson "Robot" series of guitars with computer-controlled self-tuning capabilities and onboard sound-processing features, 1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before Your Die tells the fascinating stories behind the creation of each one.

All the classic names are here - Fender, Roland, Martin, Gretsch and Rickenbacker - as well as important Japanise brands, such as Ibanez, Yamaha and Teisco; European classics of the 1960's including Burns, Hagstrom, Eko and Hofner; obscure models from behind the "Iron Curtain", such as Defil, Aelita, Resonet and Musima; and present-day oil-can guitars built in South Africa. Never before have so many guitars been profiled within a single illustrated volume.

A striking colour photograph of each guitar is accompanied by specification details and illuminating text that traces the guitar's history and reveals which famous musicians like to play the instrument and on what albums it can be heard.


Contents includes...

Introduction
Pre -1930s
1930 - 1949
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s

Biographical Notes

Writer, musician and university lecturer Terry Burrows is among the world's best-selling authors on the subject of the guitar and music tuition. Author of Guitars Illustrated (2011), he has sold in excess of four million books in at least a dozen different languages - not only on music but also on subjects as diverse as history, technology and popular psychology. As a musician he has recorded more than forty albums under a variety of pseudonyms. Recent performances have included the prestigious Aldeburgh classical festival.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781844037513
  • Publication date: 07 Oct 2013
  • Page count: 960
  • Imprint: Cassell
Cassell

This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History

Chuck D
Authors:
Chuck D
Cassell

Cracking Economics

Tejvan Pettinger
Authors:
Tejvan Pettinger
Cassell

Cracking Quantum Physics

Brian Clegg
Authors:
Brian Clegg
Cassell

1001 Songs

Robert Dimery
Authors:
Robert Dimery

From Tin Pan Alley to the Brill Building, Bob Dylan to Kurt Cobain, and Joni Mitchell to Amy Winehouse, gifted songwriters have crafted a cherished body of music that has become part of our lives. Imagine the Fifties without the magical clamor of 'Tutti Frutti' and 'Hound Dog', the Seventies without the anthemic 'Le Freak' and 'Anarchy in the UK' or the Noughties without the leftfield pop of 'Toxic' or 'Crazy'.1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die picks through nearly a century of music to bring you an inspiring selection of some of the greatest recordings ever made. Each entry in this wonderfully browsable book tells the story of a great song. Find out what inspired the songwriter, what makes the track so enduring, which songs it influenced in turn and which cover version to listen out for. You'll also pick up a wealth of fascinating trivia along the way.Fully updated for 2017, this is the ultimate playlist of the most iconic songs of the past century.

Cassell

1001 Photographs

Paul Lowe
Authors:
Paul Lowe

From the oldest surviving photograph from 1826, to Trump's election win in 2016, this is a chronological tour through the greatest images ever captured, and an all-inclusive guide to the art of photography. Featuring photographs from around the world and by myriad different photographers, readers can discover all the big names, from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Annie Leibovitz, Ansel Adams to Helmut Newton, and many more besides. Whether you are already a photography buff looking to widen your scope of knowledge, or a photography newbie looking for a concise yet comprehensive guide to the most iconic photographs of all time, this book is for you.

Hamlyn

Institut Paul Bocuse Gastronomique

Cassell

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Robert Dimery
Authors:
Robert Dimery
Cassell

1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die

Mark Irving
Authors:
Mark Irving
Cassell

1001 Quotations to inspire you before you die

Robert Arp
Authors:
Robert Arp
Cassell

The Great Emoji Quizbook

Martin Toseland
Authors:
Martin Toseland
Cassell

Cracking Philosophy

Martin Cohen
Authors:
Martin Cohen
Cassell

Cracking Mathematics

Colin Beveridge
Authors:
Colin Beveridge

This comprehensive guide covers the history and development of mathematics, from the Ancient Egyptians and Pythagoreans to key figures such as Galileo, Dodgson, Babbage and Lovelace through to contemporary work of the 21st century. It tells of the remarkable stories that have shaped mathematics and also features sections on how maths can be used to solve the mysteries of the universe, what the Prisoner's Dilemma is as well as Fermat's Last Theorem amongst many more.Accessible, well-informed and fully-illustrated, this is a book that shows perfectly just how varied and fascinating mathematics is as a subject.

Cassell

1001 Plants

Liz Dobbs
Authors:
Liz Dobbs
Cassell

Huey Morgan's Rebel Heroes

Huey Morgan
Authors:
Huey Morgan

The defining sounds of popular music - blues, rock 'n' roll, punk, hip-hop - were shaped and driven by rebel voices: whether that was Robert Johnson and Billie Holiday in the 1920-40s, or the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Joe Strummer in the 1960s and 70s. Truly ground- and rule-breaking voices have been drowned out by pop-by-numbers acts in more recent years, and in Rebel Heroes, Huey Morgan investigates where music started to lose its soul, and why the lessons of those renegade spirits of yesteryear are still so vital. The book is steeped in Huey's love for, and knowledge of, music and is full of personal anecdotes and stories of some of the greatest musicians to have graced us with their talent.(p) 2015 Octopus Publishing Group

Cassell

1001 TV Series

Paul Condon
Authors:
Paul Condon
Cassell

Texts From Your Ex

Unspirational
Authors:
Unspirational

We've all drunk-texted an ex, but these painfully funny posts from the massively popular Instagram account 'Texts From Your Ex' take things to extremes as they plead, rant, insult, and just downright confuse their intended targets. From those with zero shame ("Let's take a bubble bath together?!"), to the chancers ("U wanna go to Mexico with me?" "No" "What about New Mexico?") and the deluded ("I'm moving to England and I'd like you to come with me"), and some of the best put downs you wished you'd thought of ("Not today, Satan"), you will simultaneously cringe and cry with laughter at these hilarious exchanges between exes.

Cassell

The Greatest Books You'll Never Read

Bernard Richards
Authors:
Bernard Richards

From a creative crisis to a dissatisfied editor, and from a bizarre twist of fate to an untimely death, behind each unpublished book lies a unique and compelling story. One of the giants of modern literature, Ernest Hemingway, saw three years of work, including a novel and several short stories, vanish when his wife's suitcase was stolen in the Gare de Lyon in Paris. Evelyn Waugh, on the other hand, burned the manuscript of his first novel and attempted to drown himself after a friend gave it a bad review. Covering an eclectic range of international authors, both living and dead, The Greatest Books You'll Never Read unearths an alternative literary history that is fascinating and heartbreaking in equal measure.Each ill-fated book, from Karl Marx's comic novel Scorpion and Felix to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight spin-off Midnight Sun, is examined in an in-depth essay, with selected entries featuring manuscript extracts.Specially commissioned covers by acclaimed designers illustrate each entry, bringing to life these lost literary wonders.At once entertaining and enlightening, The Greatest Books You'll Never Read will be loved by bookworms everywhere.

Cassell

1001 Walks

Barry Stone
Authors:
Barry Stone

1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die features wide-ranging, carefully chosen routes varying from the rugged delights of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path to the wilderness of Jamaica, and the Harz Witches' Trail high up in the German mountains. The hand-picked excursions take in mountain passes, woodland paths, ancient Native-American trails, and much more. There are easy walks for beginners-some lasting barely an hour - and more demanding challenges that may take several weeks to complete. Every fact-packed entry provides a wealth of information about a must-try walk, including essential details about its start and finish points, overall distance, difficulty rating, maps, and the time it should take to complete. In short, 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die is an essential reference book and guide for all those who love to get out of their cars, get off their bikes, and lace up their walking shoes.

Cassell

A-Z Great Modern Artists

Andy Tuohy, Christopher Masters
Authors:
Andy Tuohy, Christopher Masters

A most striking, design-led reference book, A to Z Great Modern Artists features artist and graphic designer Andy Tuohy's portraits of 52 key modern artists, rendered in each artist's own characteristic style - including Aleksandr Rodchenko in his constructivist poster style, Andy Warhol as a classic repeat print, and Barbara Hepworth illustrated to resemble one of her distinctive bronze and rod sculptures. With expert text by art historian Christopher Masters, each artist's entry includes a summary of the essential things you need to know about the artist; their biographical details, why they're so significant, where you can find their works today, and a surprising fact about them plus reproductions of key works.Whether you're already an art expert, or looking for a helpful cheat to navigating around a gallery, you'll love this stunning and intelligent guide to global artists of the modern age.

Cassell

1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

Mark Irving
Authors:
Mark Irving