Our top 13 coffee table music books for Bass players…
Coffee table music books do more than take up space in the living room… they are an experience… they tell a story… share a history… they inspire in photos… they immerse you in a genre.
When deciding on our top coffee table music books, we looked to the icons of the bass world as well as the music industry. From recent releases to fan favorites, our goal was to find an assortment of options that we feel are the best-of-the-best… see if you agree!
Lee Sklar, Everybody Loves Me
Features photos of friends – and a huge cast of characters – flipping Lee off! More On This Book
Tony Levin, Images from a Life on the Road
The book presents a view unlike any other, of what it’s like being on the road and includes 81 musicians who shared the stage with Tony in the past 4 decades.
Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book Of Bass
Geddy’s spectacular volume on the bass guitar includes its origins and history, and the weird and wonderful shapes it has taken. More On This Book
This book builds on the film by telling the whole “story” of the band Spinal Tap in words, pictures, made-up quotes and priceless facsimile memorabilia. More On This Book
The Bass Space
Profiles more than 100 historic and unique electric bass models from such makers as Alembic, Danelectro, Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Hamer, Kramer, Rickenbacker, and many others.
Fender Custom Shop at 30 Years
Each page of this book is made to be interactive, from the highly detailed photographs to the text on their edges. Includes 72 centerfolds illustrating 30 years of Fender Custom Shop guitars.
More than 800 effects pedals, 50 exclusive interviews from artists and makers, and a stunning 200 creative tips and tricks.
The Beatles Anthology
Coming in at 6.91 pounds, this book includes everything you ever wanted to know about The Beatles!
The Motown Album: The Sound of Young America
An authorized tribute to the Motown Sound portrays the accomplishments of its performers
Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll
A brash and dazzling celebration of the instruments that created the sounds of rock and roll from the 1940s to the present day.
Country Music: An Illustrated History
The rich and colorful story of America’s most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the twentieth century.
Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks
The ultimate listening party guide, Booze and Vinyl shows you how to set the mood for 70 great records from the 1950s through the 2000s.
50 Years of Rolling Stone
This landmark book documents the magazine’s rise to prominence as the voice of rock and roll and a leading showcase for era-defining photography.