Bernie Marsden is one of the UK’s foremost rock and blues guitarists, famous for his time in professional bands since 1972 and a founder member of one of the biggest rock bands of all time, the mighty Whitesnake.
But, there is a lot more to this man, from his first band UFO to treading the boards of the National Theatre in London, on stage with Ringo Starr in Monaco, playing the Beacon Theatre in New York with The Allman Brothers Band, writing and playing with Joe Bonamassa and Motorhead.
Bernie has developed one of the most unique and expansive private guitar collections in the world.
Over the last two years the collection has been extensively photographed by Melvyn May and the Rufus team using a special “light painting” technique to reveal them in all their glory, from the unseen wonders of the world famous “The Beast” to the intricate detail on his much signed and cherished Martin Coletti. Every guitar comes with its own story, from how it was acquired to where and when it was played, you will be able to see the very guitar he used during the writing and recording of some rock classics, many anecdotes of some pretty famous people encountering his guitars on the road and in the studio.
The images have been assembled into this beautiful, 384 page full colour luxury book, available in three stunning editions. Accompanying the book will be a CD of original guitar backing tracks written just for this project. The CD will contain a backing track for the user, plus lead guitar from a vintage guitar seen in the book. The two high end editions also ship with a genuine piece of an original 50’s Lifton guitar case, taken from Bernie’s collection and carefully cut down to include with each copy.
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all orders will be shipped from U.K. by release date of December 7th 2018.
Tales of Tone & Volume
The standard Edition is an A4 Coffee Table book that comes in it’s own card slipcase and is a brilliant way to enjoy this beautiful book.
The Guitarists Edition
The Guitarists Edition is a huge A3 Portrait book, bound in black leather, that comes in a special embossed clamshell case. It also ships with exclusive framable prints of guitars from the book, a CD of music, and a folder containing a real piece of vintage 1950’s Lifton guitar case. Limited to 300 Signed and numbered copies worldwide.
The Beast Edition
The Beast Edition is a huge A3 Portrait book, quaterbound in brown recylced leather, that comes in a luxurious handmade, mahogony wooden case, embossed with The Beast Logo. It also ships with exclusive framable prints of The Beast, a CD of music, and a folder containing a real piece of vintage 1950’s Lifton guitar case. Limited to 100 Signed and numbered copies worldwide.