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Rickenbacker Guitars: Pioneers of the electric guitar

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781788404334

Price: £40

ON SALE: 7th September 2023

Genre: The Arts / Music / Musical Instruments & Instrumental Ensembles

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A STUNNING NEW AND COMPLETELY REVISED EDITION OF THE RICKENBACKER BIBLE FOR 2023

‘Knowing Martin and Paul Kelly’s perfectionism and attention to detail it’s no surprise that this is the ultimate and complete story of all things Rickenbacker.’ – Johnny Marr

‘A wonderful history of my favourite guitar. The attention to detail is amazing!’ – Roger McGuinn

‘There are few things more satisfying than the shimmer of an open chord played on a Rickenbacker through a Fender Deluxe Reverb amplifier. Martin and Paul have given us the definitive history of these magical instruments.’ – Susanna Hoffs

Rickenbacker Guitars is the highly anticipated follow up to Fender: The Golden Age, charting the story of one of the most important and influential guitar makers of all time. From George Beauchamp’s invention of the world’s first commercially viable electric guitar in 1931, through the company’s heyday during the 1960s – when their instruments were favoured by The Beatles, The Byrds and The Who – and up to the continuing legacy of Rickenbacker today.

This definitive collection features unprecedented access to the company archives, 350 beautifully photographed original instruments – including all 7 surviving Beatles owned Rickenbackers – and new interviews with legendary Rickenbacker players such as Roger McGuinn, Peter Buck, Susanna Hoffs, Johnny Marr, Mike Campbell, Geddy Lee and Paul Weller.

Rickenbacker Guitars is the most comprehensive history of the brand to date and a must-have for all guitar enthusiasts.

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I have been reading and thoroughly enjoying your book! Thanks for such a wonderful history of my favorite guitar.
Roger McGuinn
Martin and Paul have given us the definitive history of these magical instruments.
Susanna Hoffs
Martin and Paul Kelly have combined art and information to create the definitive book about Rickenbacker in all its profound and quirky incarnations. It's a joy to the eyes and is a must have reference guide to this fascinating and historic musical brand.
Geddy Lee
Knowing Martin and Paul Kelly's perfectionism and attention to detail it's no surprise that this is the ultimate and complete story of all things Rickenbacker.
Johnny Marr