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  • Genre:MUSIC
  • SubGenre:Musical Instruments / Guitar
  • Language:English
  • Pages:97
  • eBook ISBN:9781483516837

The Guitar Story

From Ancient to Modern Times

by Bob Fetherolf

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The Guitar Story is an in depth look of the evolution of the guitar, from it's humble beginnings and ancient past, through the formative years and into the twenty first century.From the legends of the guitars old world heroes and intriguing biographies of modern guitar heroes, to guitar makers like Stradivarius, C.F. Martin and Leo Fender, it's all here! This book will also delve into the inner workings of the guitar, both acoustic and electric, explaining how and why the guitar works and sounds so good!  Then, as an added bonus, we will investigate the guitars “tone-woods”, the art of the flamenco guitar, the tremendous effect the guitar has had on the world and some other fun facts and figures of guitar lore.


The Guitar Story is an in depth look of the evolution of the guitar, but it is not an attempt to include everything about the guitar or about every guitar ever made. This is the short story. It's just the most important stuff. I have stripped the fine print, educated guess work and in endless analysis down to the known facts. Its a fascinating look at the guitar craze from beginning to present day and even includes information about the varieties of modern guitars available, how they work and the specialty woods that are used in their construction. Also included are biographies of the greatest guitarists from Rock to Bach, electric, acoustic, classical, flamenco and finally a fun facts section as well. A fun read for all. You do not need to be a guitarist to appreciate and enjoy this book. Its an intriguing read for people interested in music history as well as a real page turner for current and future rock guitar gods as well with a little lighthearted legend story telling at the end for those who can't stay serious through the whole read. * Did you know that the legendary 18th century violin maker Antonio Stradivarius also made guitars?. * Did you know one of the first electric guitars was called a frying Pan guitar because it looked like a (drum roll please) got it. A Frying Pan! * Rolling Stone Magazine once asked Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards what the craziest thing he ever did was. Do you know what it was? Read "THE GUITAR STORY” and you won't believe the answer! Do you want to buy a guitar but don't know which one to choose? Read on !

About the author

Bob Fetherolf is a veteran of the music business, from the stage and the studio to the classroom. As a working professional musician for decades, and has worked with some of the top musicians on the planet. His success as an independent artist is impressive as his music and videos have been experienced by millions worldwide through some 4,000 live shows; CDs, digital singles and sales, and video productions. Bob received his Bachelors degree in Classical guitar as well as a Masters degree and Teaching Credential in music. He teaches in Los Angeles area privately and for various public school districts. His original music and four CDs are available in selected stores and online at most popular music sites.

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