A coffee table book of stunning guitar photographs from Johnny Marr’s collection is long overdue. Marr’s Guitars arrives four decades after the release of the first Smiths single and tells the story of Marr’s life through his guitars.
The book moves chronologically, illustrating Marr’s experiences with artistically-shot images of his guitars positioned against amps, walls, and carpets by photographer Pat Graham. There are closeups showing the wood grain and the wear and tear, adding even more character to these beautiful instruments that carry so much history. Each photograph has brief details about the instrument and the songs on which it was used. As Marr says in the book, “I
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