The Epiphone Guitar Book - A Complete History of Epiphone Guitars - Softcover
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The story of Epiphone, one of the oldest and most famous guitarcompanies, is told by former staff historian Walter Carter. It's an epicstory spanning three centuries, from Old World roots in the 19thcentury to the golden age of American makers in the 20th century andonward into the global market of the new millennium. It's the story ofAmerica's business, from an individual luthier to a family business andon to corporate ownership. And it's the story of American popular music,powered by Epiphone guitars, from big-bodied Emperor that drove theswing bands of the 1930s, to the electric hollowbodies of the 1960s usedby The Beatles and studio ace Howard Roberts, to custom solidbodymodels for such modern rockers as Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Jeff Waters(Annihilator), and Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance). Beautifullyillustrated with photos of all the important Epiphone instruments andthe extraordinary musicians who played them, this is a fascinatinghistory of an iconic name in the world of the guitar.