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‘108 Rock Star Guitars’ Now Available


108 Rock Star Guitars by Lisa S. Johnson, Foreword by Les Paul

USA Today called it a “monster of a coffee table book…a trip through rock ‘n’ roll history.” Brian Setzer said it was “the classiest guitar book I have ever seen.” And Slash said, “Lisa’s photos are top-notch. Truly honored to be in the company of such iconic artists.”

In the fall of 2013, the publishing and music worlds were shaken to their cores by the arrival of 108 Rock Star Guitars, photographer and author Lisa S. Johnson’s collection of stunningly personal and intimate portraits of the cherished guitars owned by the gods of rock. The 396-page art book, bound in embossed red leatherette and the deluxe signed, limited edition packaged in a die-cut collector’s box, were the most-talked-about coffee table books of the year.

Now, Hal Leonard Books has published a more affordable softcover edition, allowing even more rock-and-roll and guitar fans to get an up-close look at these six-stringed works of art. The book, sells for $54, half the price of the hardcover original.

“I am thrilled that Hal Leonard, with its global distribution channels, has published the softcover edition of 108 Rock Star Guitars,” Johnson commented. “Even at a lower price, it was essential that this version maintained the style and beautiful quality of the hardcover edition, and I think guitar lovers will appreciate the care and detail that went into this new presentation.”

In 108 Rock Star Guitars, Johnson’s extreme close-up images capture, in a fresh and distinctive way, the intimate details—the wear and tear, sweat stains, burn marks and personal adornments—of some of the world’s most iconic guitars, revealing the beauty and art in these magnificent instruments, and giving insight into the personality of the musicians who play them.

Alongside these images, Johnson provides personal anecdotes describing her 17-year quest to photograph these guitars and documents her travels from the backstage hallways of some of the world’s most famous venues to the artists’ private homes. Les Paul, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Nancy Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Slash, Carlos Santana, and Jack White are just a few of the rock stars whose instruments are featured, with a foreword by Les Paul.

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Softcover w/ French Flaps
9″ x 10.5”
396 pages              


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