Guitar aficionados are in for a real treat with the new deluxe book, 108 Rock Star Guitars. The 396-page art book by photographer and author Lisa S. Johnson features incredibly high quality and artistic shots of some of rock's most legendary axes, revealing, "the intimate details, the wear and tear, nicks, scratches, sweat stains, burn marks and personal adornments" that most fans have never been close enough to spot.
Late, great guitar pioneer Les Paul provided the book's Forword and Johnson offers up first hand details of her quest in shooting each guitar for the book -- which features instruments by such notables as Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, Bruce Springsteen, Rick Nielsen, Slash, Robby Krieger, Ace Frehley, Nancy Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Jack White, Zakk Wylde, Billy Gibbons, Tom Morello, Joe Walsh, and many more.
The book offers a once in a lifetime peak at some of the most priceless and beloved instruments in rock n' roll. Lisa S. Johnson told us that 108 Rock Star Guitars offers up a chance to see the instruments in a way that you can't get from an album cover or concert film: "When I looked at the guitars through my viewfinder, it just made sense for me to put on a macro-lens on there, because I wanted to see the guitar up close and get the wear and tear details of the guitar in my lens that personified the artist; the way that they hold the guitar, say, the belt buckle or the jewelry that they use, or they may sweat. The marks that are left behind that personify the artist without them being in the photograph. There's so much that you can learn, because of the marks that they left behind."