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A Short History of the Rock Guitar

Charles Shaar Murray, History of Rock, The, 1981

BEFORE THE ADVENT OF ROCK, guitars were just guitars. Amplification made guitars more flexible, more assertive and more prominent, but even so the electric guitar maintained a reasonable and polite attitude to the rest of the musical world.

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