A must-have for serious guitarists and guitar aficionados, and for the 160,000 readers of Guitar Player magazine! A best-of collection from the magazine's four-decade history, this book gives guitarists invaluable information for improving their playing and understanding the instrument's history, construction, and care. The exclusive interviews include words of wisdom from past masters such as Chet Atkins, Duane Allman, Jimi Hendrix, and Frank Zappa, as well as from six-string stars like Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Eddie Van Halen, Keith Richards, and B. B. King. Readers will sharpen their technique in master classes with players such as John Scofield and Larry Carlton, learn the basics of repair, get professional advice on recording guitar, and learn about the 50 greatest guitar tones of all time and the 101 greatest moments in guitar history - including an interview with Leo Fender.