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“Every rock music fan has heard the war, every rock guitarist has fought in the battles.”

Starting with their conception and design in the early 1950s, Solidbodies, The 50 Year Guitar War focuses on the decades long competition of sounds between the two guitars that have been heard on more popular recordings than any other instruments during the rock era. The documentary features players, historians, instrument dealers and collectors expressing their views on the competitive influences of the Stratocaster and the Les Paul. The soundtrack and performance segments feature guitar solos played on those two instruments with styles of music highly representative of the time periods that are discussed in the documentary.

Among those contributing commentary are Joe Bonamassa, voted by Guitar World magazine readers in 2019 as the world's best blues guitarist; Derek Trucks, famed slide guitar virtuoso and co-founder of the Tedeschi-Trucks Band; Henry Garza, guitarist and singer with the Grammy Award winning Los Lonely Boys; George Gruhn, the owner of Gruhn Guitars who is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on vintage guitars; and Richard R. Smith, the author of “Fender: The Sound Heard ‘Round The World” which is often viewed as the definitive book about Fender guitars and Leo Fender.


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