By Dave Hunter
Those are the guitars so recognized that their names are usually loved ones phrases: B. B. King's Lucille, Eric Clapton's Blackie, Stevie Ray Vaughan's First spouse, Billy F Gibbons' Pearly Gates, Neil Young's outdated Black, and plenty of extra. Here's the first-ever illustrated background of the particular guitars of the celebrities that made the track. different best-selling guitar histories examine the rank-and-file types, yet this publication is exclusive in profiling the particular "star guitars"—the million-dollar infants, equivalent to the 1968 Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix burned at Woodstock, which bought at Sotheby's public sale apartment in 1993 for $1,300,000. Amateurs purchase guitars to emulate the stars—Clapton's Strat, Slash's Les Paul—and this publication explains the stars' differences, hence exhibiting how others can recreate these well-known tones.
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