The legendary Chet Atkins was warming up for a session in a Nashville studio with a sweet sounding Gretsch slung from his shoulder. As the notes rang out, a young technician remarked “Gee, that instrument sure sounds good!” Atkins stopped strumming.
“Well, son", he drawled. "How's it sound now?”
From T-Bone Walker to Scotty Moore, Jimi Hendrix to Johnny Ramone, a guitar only sounds as good as the person playing it. But when it comes to heart-stomping good looks -- and equally fine craftsmanship -- it's all in the eye of the beholder. And we don't know about you, but hot damn: take a look at the following visually stunning guitar portraits taken by Firecracker photographer Olivier Pojzman.
Featuring vintage guitars from the early 1930s to 1980s, Olivier's hand-picked collection provides a sleek look into the evolution of the instrument that is a key component -- rock, country, folk, soul, blues or otherwise -- of what is commonly referred to as the "American sound."
Representing iconic manufacturers such as Fender (California), Washburn (Illinois), Gretsch (New York), Gibson (Michigan), Martin (Pennsylvania), National (California) and Danelectro (New Jersey), these beautifully crafted fine art photographs are printed actual size at 40” x 15” and are sure to make noise wherever they hang.
Each piece is sold individually and available on archival photographic paper, stretch canvas, metal print (aluminum), or acrylic facemount. Goes without saying they make unique and surprising gifts for any guitar/music lovers in your life.
Let's be realistic about this: the guitar can be the most blasphemous device on the face of the earth. That's why I like it... the disgusting stink of a too-loud electric guitar, now that's my idea of a good time.Frank Zappa