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Wednesday, 02 July 2008 23:13
guitarwarjpsmall.jpgNow available on DVD, "Solidbodies, The 50 Year Guitar War" details how two iconic guitars -- the Fender Stratocaster and the Gibson Les Paul -- gave rise to countless guitar legends and popular recordings spanning generations. A richly layered documentary combining interviews and performance segments, the film is a compulsively watchable, loving tribute to those two guitars and all they represent.

An essential look back at the history of the two greatest guitars of all time dedicated guitarists will get caught up in the story and take sides in the battle. Rock music fans will simply thrill to the discovery that most of the memorable guitar sounds they have enjoyed over the years have been played on either the Stratocaster or the Les Paul.

Featured axe-men include Joe Bonamassa, named 2008's Best Blues Guitarist by Guitar Player Magazine's annual Reader's Choice Awards; Henry Garza, guitarist and singer with the Grammy Award winning Los Lonely Boys and Derek Trucks, famed slide guitar virtuoso who leads his own group and played in Eric Clapton's band during his 2006-2007 World Tour.

A trailer of the documentary can be viewed at the film's website,

"An essential look back at the history of the two greatest guitars of all time," says 20th Century Guitar Magazine.

Experts offering scholarly views on the history of the Stratocaster and Les Paul include George Gruhn, the owner of Gruhn Guitars, considered to be one of the world's leading experts on vintage guitars, and Richard R. Smith, author of 'Fender: The Sound Heard 'Round The World', the definitive book about Fender guitars.

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