"Atkinson strives to separate fact from myth in this well-researched, accessible exploration of the electric guitar. . . . Readers learn how the basic instrument is created, with fascinating highlights such as the integration of automobile engineering techniques and evocative new body shapes. Beautiful color photographs, contemporary advertisements, and examples of musicians displaying their own favorites add interest. . . . Decidedly welcome. Atkinson's rigorous scholarship and clear affection for the subject shine."– "Library Journal"