I’ve always had a fascination with guitars. As a teen I took lessons on an acoustic guitar but never got very good at it. I still enjoy the different sounds guitars can make. There’s nothing better than listening to a gifted master play the instrument live.

Now there is a book that explores the history of the guitar. Perfect to entice young readers to give the guitar a try.

First up is a pictorial representation of the guitar parts. There are 8 total but an electric guitar has 10. The science and history of the guitar are detailed although pinpointing exact beginnings is difficult, but is thought to be 1490 B.C.

Next comes HOW DOES AN ELECTRIC GUITAR WORK? before we meet guitar maker Meredith Coloma. The step by step process of how both an acoustic and electric guitar are made is detailed with accompanying images. It’s quite the process!

Finally, there is a brief look at many of the greatest guitarists of all time like Les Paul, Chuck Berry, and Carlos Santana. The pages come to an end with a detailed timeline of important events in the history of the guitar along with Resources and Bibliography.

Young and old alike will be making their own tunes after reading the interesting details in GUITARS. This new release is available now.


Patricia Lakin, a former elementary school teacher and an award-winning author, has written more than fifty published works. Her books, both fiction and nonfiction, span multiple age groups—from toddlers to middle graders. Patricia lives in New York City with her husband, Lee Koenigsberg. They have two grown sons, Aaron and Benjahmin. When not reading, writing, or researching, she can be found traveling with Lee to far-off places in the world.

Other titles in the series include Skateboards, Steel Drums, and Bicycles.


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2 Responses to GUITARS

  1. Didn’t know you liked to play the guitar! This sounds like a fascinating book for interested musicians.

  2. David Noah says:

    It’s never too late to pick up a 🎸 and enjoy the process of learning to play. It’s also good to recognize learning to play any instrument is a never ending process.

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