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A list of key readings about Guitar.
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This is a bibliography of major works on Guitar.

  • Batey, Rick (2003) The American Blues Guitar: An Illustrated History. Milwaukee, Wis.: Hal Leonard. ISBN 0-634-02759-X
  • Bennett, Joe, et. al. (2002) Guitar Facts. Milwaukee, WI: H. Leonard. ISBN 0-634-05192-X
  • Chapman, Richard (2000) Guitar: Music, History, Players. New York: Dorling Kindersley Pub. ISBN 0-7894-5963-9
  • Chipkin, Kenn (2002) Real Rock Guitar: A Classic Rock Bible of the '60s and '70s. Miami, Fla.: Warner Bros. Publications. ISBN 0-7579-0987-6
  • Coelho, Victor Anand (ed.) (2003) The Cambridge Companion to the Guitar. New York., NY: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-00040-8
  • Gress, Jesse (2004) Guitar licks of the Brit-Rock Heroes: Clapton, Beck & Page. San Francisco, CA: Backbeat Books. ISBN 0-87930-796-X
  • Hurwitz, Tobias (1999) Rock Guitar for Adults: The Grown-Up Approach to Playing Guitar. Lakeside, CT: National Guitar Workshop. ISBN 1-929395-02-7
  • Ingram, Adrian (2005) A Concise History of the Electric Guitar. Pacific, MO: Mel Bay Publications. ISBN 0-7866-4982-8
  • Johnston, Richard and Gress, Jesse (eds.) (2001) How to Play Guitar: the Basics & Beyond; Chords, Scales, Tunes & Tips. San Francisco, CA: Backbeat. ISBN 0-87930-661-0
  • Kitts, Jeff and Tolinski, Brad (eds.) (2002) Guitar World Presents 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time!: from the Pages of Guitar World Magazine. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard Corp. ISBN 0-634-04619-5
  • Madsen, Pete (2005) Slide Guitar: Know the Players, Play the Music. San Francisco, CA: Backbeat Books. ISBN 0-87930-852-4
  • Millard, André (2004) The Electric Guitar: a History of an American Icon. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-7862-4
  • Molenda, Michael (ed.) (2007) The Guitar Player Book: 40 Years of Interviews, Gear, and Lessons from the World's Most Celebrated Guitar Magazine. New York: Backbeat Books. ISBN 0-87930-782-X
  • Prown, Pete and Newquist, H. P. (1997) Legends of Rock Guitar: the Essential Reference of Rock's Greatest Guitarists. Milwaukee, Wis.: Hal Leonard. ISBN 0-7935-4042-9
  • Riley, Glenn (2003) Complete Rock Guitar Method: Rock Lead Guitar Solos. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred. ISBN 0-7390-3159-7
  • Vogel, Joachim (1995) Masters of Rhythm Guitar: Rhythm Concepts and Techniques for Rock, Blues, Soul, Funk, Reggae, Jazz, and Country Guitar. Brühl, Germany: AMA Verlag. ISBN 3-927190-63-2
  • Waksman, Steve (2001) Instruments of Desire: The Electric Guitar and the Shaping of Musical Experience. Cambridge, Mass.; London: Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-00547-3
  • Wilkins, Jack and Rubie, Peter (2007) Essential Guitar: from Bach to Rock, Everything You Need to Master Your Favorite Instrument. Avon, Mass.: Adams Media. ISBN 0-7153-2733-X