Hal Leonard Books is releasing a softcover edition of 108 Rock Star Guitars by photographer and author Lisa S. Johnson today for a retail price of $54. You can read more about the book at Work Of Art: 108 Rock Stars Guitars.
This exquisite book, originally issued as an embossed, red leatherette-bound hardcover in limited quantity, is now be available to a much wider audience at a more affordable retail price.
VintageRock.com said the book is "a quest that offers rock 'n roll buffs and fine photography enthusiasts an incredible, artistic perspective of 108 very special guitars," Those very special guitars happened to belong luminaries like Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Nancy Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Slash, Carlos Santana, Jack White, Lou Reed, Ace Frehley, Billy Gibbons, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, Willie Nelson, and Les Paul, who also wrote the foreword.
Lisa S. 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 anyone who sees this book will appreciate the care and detail that went into the new presentation.”
Hailed as “impressive,” “jaw-dropping,” “masterpiece” and “elegant” by media and artists alike when the original hardcover version was released in October 2013, 108 Rock Star Guitars received widespread accolades for its overall design and the artistry of the images — up-close portraits of the cherished guitars belonging to some of the world’s most iconic players.
Additionally, 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.
For more information, go to http://www.108rockstarguitars.com.