Guitarists love amps – really love them. Amplifiers may look dull to the rest of the world, but to guitarists they are full of mystique, romance, and rockin' sound. And while there are many strong-selling electric guitar histories available, here's the first illustrated history of the electric guitar's best friend, the amp. World-famous guitar and amp historian Dave Hunter tells the story of sixty of the greatest amps everbuilt, including classics from Fender, Marshall, Vox, the bizarre EchoS onic that created Elvis' sound, and the ultimate esoteric $75,000+ Dumble amps. The story is illustrated with hundreds of technical photos, raremachines, catalogs, memorabilia, and the amps of the stars, from Jimi H endrix to Stevie Ray Vaughan to Eric Clapton.