The Fender Telecaster: The Life and Times of the Electric Guitar That Changed the World

Fender Telecaster

A few months ago, I reviewed a book titled The Gibson Les Paul: The Illustrated History of the Guitar that Changed Rock by Dave Hunter. In 2012, Hunter also wrote a book about the Fender Telecaster, titled The Fender Telecaster: The Life and Times of the Electric Guitar That Changed the World: Fender’s Telecaster is one of the icons of the guitar world. It’s not just … [Read more...]

The Gibson Les Paul: The Illustrated History of the Guitar that Changed Rock

Gibson Les Paul Book Cover

Voyageur Press has recently released a new book about the Les Paul by Dave Hunter, titled The Gibson Les Paul: The Illustrated History of the Guitar that Changed Rock: Starting with the Les Paul’s history and origins, the book traces the history and evolution of the guitar, from its 1952 introduction to the present day. In addition to the Standards and Customs that guitarists … [Read more...]

One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band

one-way-out

One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band by Alan Paul is described as an oral history of the Allman Brothers Band and features interviews with current members of the band as well as former members, roadies, producers, and collaborators. Tracking the band's career from their 1969 formation to today, One Way Out is filled with musical and cultural insights, … [Read more...]

Mini-Review: Fano Alt de Facto GF6

Earlier this year, Fano Guitars announced the Alt de Facto GF6 model, which is inspired by and loosely based on the Fender Starcaster models from the 70s. I finally had a chance to play one for a short period of time and have a few thoughts about it. One of the things you can't really tell based on the pictures is the size of the guitar body. I've owned a few 335-style … [Read more...]

Review: Guitar Zero by Gary Marcus

Guitar Zero

Gary Marcus, a professor of psychology and language at NYU, decided in his late 30s to learn how to play the guitar after years of believing he couldn't do it. He chronicles his journey in his book, Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning. In the book, Marcus examines how we learn in general as well as how we learn music specifically. He attempts to … [Read more...]