Alan Di Perna’s new book Guitar Masters spotlights some of the legendary players who have made the electric guitar the most influential instrument of the past 60 years. Di Perna, a veteran music journalist, traces the life stories of both superstar guitarists such as Jeff Beck and Keith Richards and influential sidemen and behind-the-scenes stalwarts like James Burton.
Their stories are as diverse as they are inspiring. Yet what all these guitar masters share is an unshakable dedication to their craft and a deeply intuitive connection with their chosen instrument. Whether you’re a fan, a player, or a master in your own right, Guitar Masters will give you new insights into the lives and music of the players to whom we owe our very notion of what a guitar sounds like and its extraordinary power to move people like no other instrument.