Flying V, Explorer, Firebird: An Odd-shaped History of Gibson's Weird Electric Guitars

Flying V, Explorer, Firebird: An Odd-shaped
74% OFF
Rating 4.0
3 ratings
Only 4 copies left
List Price: $24.99
Sale Price: $7.98
CYBER SALE: $6.38 Limited Time Only
You Save: $18.61 (74% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Item:  BK 4977
Holiday Ordering Guidelines: Delivery in the US by December 24th
We cannot guarantee delivery in time for Christmas
But it's not too late for an e-mail Gift Certificate
Amazon sells this Book for $16.99, buying at OLDIES.com saves you 62%
This is the price to buy directly from Amazon.com or its featured FBA seller. Prices change often, this price was last checked on December 20, 2014. Amazon is a registered trademark of Amazon.com, Inc.

Book Details

  • 142 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Illustrated in Color and B&W
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2011
  • Publisher: Backbeat Books

Authors:

Author:

Description by OLDIES.com:

Until the launch of the Flying V and Explorer in 1958, electric guitars were supposed to look like...guitars. Suddenly, Gibson turned conventional design upside down, almost literally, by using straight lines and angular body shapes, changing the way electrics could look and, in the process, creating a set of rare future collectables. Flying V, Explorer, Firebird tells the story of those first peculiar instruments and goes on to describe Gibson's second attempt at nonstandard designs with the Firebird of the early '60s. The book shows how most of these were a commercial failure at first and goes on to detail the influence of the designs on guitar-makers such as Hamer, Jackson, Dean, Ibanez, and BC Rich, all of whom embraced Gibson's original weird-is-good design ethic. In parallel with the story of the makers is an absorbing account of the players who discovered these odd-shaped instruments, including Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), Edge (U2), and Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick). Interviews with players and makers illuminate the story of this fascinating assortment of electric guitar innovations, alongside specially commissioned images of every key model and brand and an enviable collection of guitar memorabilia, plus a gallery of leading guitarists photographed in action with their instruments. If it's weird and has strings, it's in Flying V, Explorer, Firebird.

Customers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 4.0
Based on 3 ratings.
Be the first Customer to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products:

Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 8,740
  • ISBN: 1617130087
  • EAN: 9781617130083
  • International Shipping: 1 item

Top ranking Book: