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The Story of The Guitar DVD (2014)

A companion item to our 'The Story of Marshall / Vox Amps'.

It started back in the 1950s. Bill Haley and Elvis burst onto the scene. Rock ‘n’ roll was born. The guitar took center stage, and it never left. How the guitar came to “dominate the soundtrack of our lives” is the subject of The Story of the Guitar, a three part documentary.

The story of the guitar is, of course, a big one. The instrument, and its stringed precursors, goes way back, all the way to the Greeks. And the influence of the guitar can be felt far and wide.

Part 1: In The Beginning
Beginning with the rise of the acoustic guitar, the series takes him from an ancient Middle Eastern ancestor of the lute, to the iconic guitars draped round the necks of Bill Hailey and Elvis Presley and beyond. Featuring interviews with Bert Weedon - the man who taught Britain to 'Play in a Day', Pete Townshend, Bill Bailey, flamenco player
Paco Pena and classical guitarist John Williams.

Part 2: Out of the Frying Pan
As the guitar turns electric, music is changed for ever. The world's first electric guitar had nothing to do with jazz or blues, but Hawaiian-style music and was known as the 'frying pan'. From the blues of the Mississippi to the guitar wars of the 1950s, when the Fender Stratocaster and the Gibson Les Paul were battling for supremacy.

Part 3: This Time it's Personal
In the final programme of the series the guitarists talk about how they find their own sound, and how the guitar has changed their lives. Since its invention, the electric guitar has unleashed a seemingly inexhaustible sonic invention among guitarists. Featuring Muse's Matt Bellamy, Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, Johnny Marr on 'the mother of all riffs', Slash and U2's Edge among many others.

Sound: Stereo
Region: 4
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  • Seller location: Levin, Manawatu, NZ

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