Brad Tolinski & Alan di Perna - "Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar" [Book Review]

- Nov 07, 2016 at 11:34AM
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Rating: 8 out of 10
Play It Loud is a captivating book covering the history of the electric guitar with a foreword by guitar legend, Carlos Santana. Authors Brad Tolinski (editor-in-chief of Guitar World) and Alan Di Perna (who has contributed to a multitude of publications including, Rolling Stone and Billboard) delve into the historic, gritty-to-glamorous past of the electric guitar, from the early thirties, and most humbling beginnings, to some of the most iconic figures in the world of music today.

The book covers various musical genres, from Jazz and Blues, to Country and Rock. The reader will most certainly recognize the plethora of notable guitar players throughout history, and even come to know some of the forgotten heroes of yesterday.

Play It Loud also features several different types and styles of the six to twelve string guitars, from Rickenbacker, to Gibson, from Fender to PRS, and the reader can get the thoughts and views from the evolution of the electric guitar from more than a handful of interviews with guitar greats such as, Paul Reed Smith, Les Paul, Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, Ted Nugent and many more.

If you are a guitar aficionado and like to learn about history, this book is a must-buy. It will keep you entranced, page after page.

Written by: Brad Tolinski (Author), Alan di Perna (Author), Carlos Santana (Foreword)
Format/Length: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Doubleday (October 25, 2016)

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