The electric guitar has defined popular music for the past 60 years. From rock to jazz, country, hip hop, blues, reggae and all other forms around the world it has changed how we listen to and how we play music. Musicologists and guitar experts Brad Tolinski and Alan Di Perna have compiled it all in their book “Play It Loud”. They take us from the earliest days of Leo Fender’s workshop and even before that, right up to the present day. I had a chance to talk to them about the book, and their favourite instrument.