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Great read even for those who don't, can't or, in my case, shouldn't play
on 22 December 2012
I love the sound of guitars (classic, rock, blues, etc.) but sadly I have the playing ability of a dead haddock (although frankly a dead haddock slapped randomly against a box of out-of-tune ukuleles probably sounds better than me) and my knowledge of guitar technology extends to being vaguely available to tell the difference between a regular and bass guitar, based mainly on the number of wirey things.
Despite this limit on my ability to actually comprehend some of the more technical bits, "The Guitar Geek Dossier" is a great read. Charles Shaar Murray obviously knows his stuff inside out, upside down, and back to front, and he brings the same relaxed, conversational but educational, style from his NME and other work to this well-thought-out collection. I look forward to more.
I was going to compare the writing in this book to a [insert name of magnificent guitar] in the hands of [insert name of virtuoso player of said magnificent axe] but in the light of the first paragraph above, that would be silly.
Buy this book and plan to buy the dead-tree version if it comes out too - for goodness' sake, it's only a couple of quid, and worth far more.