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Contents Preface Introduction 1. The Music: The Electric Guitar in the American Century Charles McGovern 2. Inventing the Electric Guitar Andre Millard 3. Manufacturing: Expansion, Consolidation and Decline James P. Kraft 4. Solidbody Electric Guitars Andre Millard 5. Recording: The Search for the Sound Susan Schmidt-Horning 6. Playing with Power: Technology, Modernity and the Electric Guitar Andre Millard 7. The Guitar Hero Andre Millard, after the original paper by Rebecca McSwain 8. Heavy Metal: From Guitar Heroes to Guitar Gods Andre Millard, after the original paper by Rebecca McSwain 9. Women Guitarists: "Playing Makeup and Wearing a Guitar" John Strohm Conclusion Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Electric guitar History Congresses