Backbeat Books, June 1995. Hardcover. Used - Very Good. Item #198634
(Book). The fourth in a series ( The Fender Book, The Gibson Les Paul Book, The Rickenbacker Book ), The Bass Book offers a complete illustrated history of bass guitars from Fender's first in the 1950s through the models of the next 40 years that formed the foundation for modern music. The bass guitar is undoubtedly one of the most significant instruments of this century, yet this book is the first to study its history. Features original interviews with bass makers past and present, dozens of unusual, specially commissioned color photos, and a reference section that provides a wealth of information on every major manufacturer.