The guitar is a fascinating instrument that has been around in various forms for thousands of years, and continues to be the instrument of choice for many musicians today. This book will guide you through all you need to know to play both acoustic and electric versions, from buying the right guitar and learning the basic chords to mastering advanced techniques. History sections cover the evolution and development of the guitar, and the book also includes fully illustrated directories exploring the many different types of guitar in depth. With over 1500 photographs and musical exercises, this manual is an essential guide for all guitarists.
James Westbrook is a guitar tutor, historian and lecturer, and has worked as a consultant for London auction houses Bonhams and Christie's. Terry Burrows has written over 50 titles and been responsible for over 40 commercial releases, as well as working in performance, production and composition. Ted Fuller is a professional guitarist who works as an arranger for music publishers and has written several guitar tuition books.