If the words White Falcon, Duo Jet, Corvette and Hot Rod are enough to get you all hot under the collar, then youâre gonna love Tony Baconâs new book. Stuffed with pictures of some of the coolest guitars ever made, plus a load of useful reference material, this is an essential purchase for all you fans of Gretsch guitars.
Thereâs a real focus on the artists who played the guitars over the past 50 years: Chet Atkins, Bo Diddley, Steve Marriott of the Small Faces, The Cultâs Billy Duffy and the greatest Gretsch maniac of them all, Stray Catsâ Brian Setzer, are all featured here alongside many others.
But the real stars are the guitars. Gretsch has produced some real works of six-string art since their earliest days. If you donât fall in love with at least one of their beautiful models, well, youâre dead already.
50 Years of Gretsch Electrics is a right riveting read. Thereâs plenty of eye-candy, interesting archive material and we love the rock history accompanying the descriptions of each model. Itâs bang-up-to-date, too, with information on the current Gretsch guitar range. While not quite as exhaustive as Jay Scottâs The Guitars of the Fred Gretsch Company, Tony Scott has produced a colourful, easy-to-read book that will appeal to Gretsch acionados and novices alike. File under quality guitar porn.