(Book). Foreword by Zakk Wylde This is a striking visual account of the most prominent guitars in the instrument's illustrious history, from early nineteenth-century acoustics to the state-of-the-art models of today. The book features a rich history of over 200 guitars, revealing the inspirations and intents behind every model. There is an easy-to-read specification chart listing every detail from body styles, finishes, and inlays to scales, frets, and pick-ups. Gorgeous, full-page photographs showcase every guitar, plus there are photographs of the artists who played them best. As a special bonus, five full-color pull-out posters are included featuring the family tree of the five major dynasties Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Martin, and Rickenbacker.
About the Author
Terry Burrows is one of Europe's biggest selling music authors--his "Play Rock Guitar" and "Play Country Guitar "have been published in 11 countries. Most recently the author of "The Complete Book of the Guitar "(Schirmer, 1998), he lives in Britain.
In the two decades since Ozzy Osbourne hired him away from his job at a New Jersey gas station to become his new guitarist, Zakk Wylde has established himself as a guitar icon who is known and revered the world over. Writing and recording with Osbourne led Wylde to multiplatinum success, inspiring him to create the now-legendary Black Label Society in 1998. For the past ten years, BLS has turned the notion of what a rock band should be upside down, creating worldwide legions of fans known as Berzerkers, who follow the mantra: Strength, Determination, Merciless, Forever?SDMF for short. The Berzerkers, with Wylde as their leader, have created a Heavy Metal institution true to his vision of uncompromising, unfiltered, and unrestrained rock 'n' roll. Wylde has won nearly every guitar award imaginable, and is a major influence on a new battalion of rock guitarists. One thing is certain: Wherever Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society travels, brutality is sure to follow.