qIn The Electric Guitar, scholars working in American studies, business history, the history of technology, and musicology come together to explore the instrument's importance as an invention and its peculiar place in American culture. Documenting the critical and evolving relationship among inventors, craftsmen, musicians, businessmen, music writers, and fans, the contributors look at the guitar not just as an instrument but as a mass produced consumer good that changed the sound of popular music and the self-image of musicians.q--BOOK JACKET.custom shops and the status of hand-building quality instruments a a significant trend in the manufacturing industry in the 1980s and 1990s. The custom shop ... The one important new electric guitar manufacturer in the United States in the 1990s came from this background. Paul Reed Smith was ... Paul Reed Smith guitars gained their reputation from celebrity endorsements, in this case Carlos Santana, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Electric Guitar|
|Publisher||:||JHU Press - 2004-06-15|