Solid Rock Collector’s Edition *Release date 28/02/23*



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Solid Rock, 75 legendary rock and metal guitar greats, each within a double-page spread. Together, they are some of the most influential and innovative electric guitarists we have ever seen. A full-page vintage image is accompanied by original design and a unique celebratory commentary, drawn from our 'in-conversation' sessions with K.K. Downing – Grammy award-winning guitarist and a founding member of rock and metal giants Judas Priest.

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K.K. “When Metal Defender approached me with the Solid Rock concept, I immediately thought, ‘what a great project!’ and, of course, I’m honoured to share my thoughts and reflections from an incredible journey in rock and metal - as I have had the pleasure of meeting and gigging with many of these guitar icons throughout my long career.”

75 years ago, Leo Fender began developing the designs for what would become the world’s first commercially successful solid body electric guitar, the Esquire. Now, fast forward to 2023 and take a look back with us and K.K.Downing at the originators, the tone masters and the simply awe-inspiring players who lit the torch of rock and metal...forever In Solid Rock.

Solid Rock – The Collector's Edition

Release date: February 28th 2023


Solid Rock - The Collector's Edition features:

  • A soft touch black silk matte cover with premium heavy boards
  • XL sized - 296mm x 296mm - square portrait profile - 158 pages - Premium Maestro 170+ gm heavyweight interior papers
  • Page edges painted in sable black - Titling hot foil stamped in silver - silk ribbon bookmark in black
  • Flying V silhouette detail in Spot UV (A special reflective varnish to highlight the V shape, a premium addition to your book)
  • Features 75 of the greatest electric guitarists ever, right from the early beginnings of rock and metal back in the 1960's
  • Includes Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Tony Iommi, Jimmy Page, Angus Young, Slash, Peter Green, David Gilmour, Randy Rhoads etc...
  • Insights and commentary from our 'In-conversation' sessions with K.K. Downing -  from a career in rock music spanning over five decades
  • Classic vintage photographs from the Getty archive

Interior book content page examples will be updated and added to as the Solid Rock journey unfolds...