Publisher Desc. Revised and expanded edition of every bass player's favorite book. Since it was first published in 1995, the best-selling Bass Book has become the standard text for anyone searching for a complete history of bass guitars. In this revised and expanded edition, it offers a complete illustrated history of bass guitars, from Fender's first electric model in the 1950s through all the major models of the next 50 years that formed the foundation for modern music. The book features original interviews with bass makers past and present, dozens of unusual, specially commissioned color photos, and a reference section that provides critical information on every major manufacturer. 176 p.