From Jimmy Page’s 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard to Rick Nielsen’s 1953 Fender Telecaster, Guitar Aficionado® magazine presents Guitar Aficionado: The Collections, an oversized deluxe volume of the world’s most epic guitars, the stories behind them, and the collectors and artists who own them. The perfect fit for music fans and guitar mavens, Guitar Aficionado: The Collections (Time Home Entertainment Inc., $50.00) is on sale at retailers nationwide and at www.guitarcollectionsbook.com.
“This is unlike any guitar book that has ever been published,” said Collections editor Tom Beaujour, who conducted many of the interviews. “It’s not just the physical beauty of the guitars—some of which have never been photographed before—but also the stories that come with them. These instruments have survived plane crashes, broken necks, thefts, and even fires, and yet they are the same guitars that have etched songs and riffs into the hearts of generations.”
The Collections offers a rare glimpse into the collections of the world’s most illustrious and storied players, including Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Carlos Santana, David Crosby of Crosby, Stills & Nash, Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, Elliot Easton of the Cars, Joe Bonamassa, James Hetfield of Metallica, Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe, and many more. Beaujour and co-editor Christopher Scapelliti have created an unprecedented 256-page volume of rare and incredible guitars, featuring stunning photography and exclusive interviews with artists who created America’s rock music culture.
“These are guitars that my peers, friends, and heroes have used to write, record, and perform the greatest songs in the history of rock music,” said Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, who penned the book’s introduction and owns arguably one of the most valuable collections in the book. “These aren’t pristine museum pieces—these are guitars that have worked hard and have the scars and scratches to prove it.”
The Collections also features a special section devoted to the legendary guitars of artists such as Eddie Van Halen, John Lennon, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath—artists who changed the face of music and popular culture itself. All of the photographs show the guitars in meticulous detail and are accompanied by descriptions and anecdotes from the owners themselves.
About Guitar Aficionado
Guitar Aficionado is an essential lifestyle publication for the luxury guitar collector and investor. Each issue features entertaining and informative articles about the world’s finest guitars and the people who play them, along with insightful coverage about exquisite collectibles and goods, including automobiles, watches, spirits, electronics and more. Published by NewBay Media, LLC, Guitar Aficionado is the only magazine of its kind celebrating the beauty of premium guitars and the accouterments of the upscale lifestyle to which its readers aspire. Guitar Aficionado is available at better newsstands everywhere and iPad, Kindle and Nook.
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