Author(s): Terry Burrows
Since the late nineteenth century, acoustic and electric guitars have graced every musical sphere. 1001 Guitars to dream of Playing Before You Die celebrates the diversity and popularity of this much loved instrument. All the classic names are here - Fender, Roland, Martin, Gretsch, and Rickenbacker - as well as important Japanese brands such as Ibanez, Yamaha, and Yeisco; European classics of the 1960s, 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. Dip into its pages and enjoy.
Writer, musician and university lecturer, Terry Burrows, is among the world's best-selling authors on the subject of 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 in 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 Aldesburgh classical festival.