Both educational and entertaining, The Guitar Collection by author Tony Bacon is a must for musicians as well as music lovers.
With summer firmly behind us, Halloween memories faded, and the air cold and brisk, it’s safe to say that the holidays have arrived like it or not.
With that, shopping is likely at the forefront of everyone’s mind, lest you get stuck in the last-minute rush, which, of course, is never fun.
What is fun, though, is finding the perfect gifts for the people you care about. And what could show you care more than a great book for the music lover in your life?
Enter The Guitar Collection, by author Tony Bacon. A large coffee table styled book, this offering is as educational as it is visually stimulating. The cover brings to mind a definite 70s feel; simplistic in appearance and rugged in nature, sporting bright primary colors and a basic graphic that sets the tone for what it holds inside. There’s no fluff here. This is a work of research and passion that mirrors the instrument and music it seeks to define.
Beginning with a foreword by guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani, and flowing directly into acoustic flattops, through flamenco, resonator, classical, and steel strings, this book is a historical adventure into the fundamental instrument that is the backbone of essentially every genre of music.
Every guitar you have ever seen, and many that you possibly haven’t, are featured in this collection, along with many of the musicians that play them. If you think you’ve seen all the guitar collections out there, think again. Bacon has amassed the most comprehensive, encyclopedic quality, presentation to date.
This book combines the rich history of the instrument with glossy, well-defined photographs and packages it into a centerpiece of musical literature that any guitar player will truly value.
As if the book itself wasn’t gift enough, the hardcopy also includes a collectible 10-inch vinyl of “Smoke on the Water” (plus a code to downloadable MP3 version) featuring Brian May, David Gilmour, Tony Iommi, and many more. This book is a sure win for musicians, music lovers, and bibliophiles everywhere. Enjoy!