Fender vs Gibson: the movie
16th Jun 2008 | 10:24
DVD charts 50 year battle between Strat and Les Paul
Everyone loves a good war movie, and now you watch one with guitars! Solidbodies: The 50 Year Guitar War is a new film tracing the half century battle for market dominance between the two most iconic electric guitars of all time, the Fender Stratocaster and the Gibson Les Paul.
The film mixes interviews and performance segments, with contributions from award-wining blues player Joe Bonamassa, Henry Garza, guitarist and singer with the Grammy Award winning Los Lonely Boys and Derek Trucks, the slide guitar virtuoso and sidekick to Eric Clapton.
You also get expert opinion from George Gruhn, considered to be one of the world's leading experts on vintage guitars, and Richard R Smith, author of Fender: The Sound Heard 'Round The World.
It looks like the definitive DVD on both guitars, the only question being: which one's your favourite? Watch the trailer for Solidbodies: The 50 Year Guitar War here.