The Gretsch Electric Guitar Book
Tony Bacon
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The Gretsch Electric Guitar Book: 60 Years of White Falcons, 6120s, Jets, Gents, and More
Tony Bacon
Backbeat Books
Paperback
160 pages
February 2015
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Nobody knows more about the history of the electric guitar than Tony Bacon, and nobody writes more passionately and creatively on the subject than this esteemed English author. His latest project involves the history of Gretsch, an instrument first popularized by Chet Atkins and later played by a litany of iconic musicians such as Eddy Cochran, Duane Eddy, Billy Duffy, and Brian Setzer.

Bacon walks us through the instrument's origins and talks in detail about the Chet Atkins models, White Falcon, and the development of the guitar during the Fender years. In gathering his research, Bacon has interviewed Gretsch aficionados as well as culling through archival material.

There are dozens of beautiful photos of the guitars and the musicians who play them. The Gretsch may not have the stunning history of Gibson or Fender, but it is an iconic instrument. After reading this wonderfully written reference book, you'll come to understand and appreciate the beauty and the importance of the hallowed hollowbody.



Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. Steven Rosen, 2015

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