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Documenting the remarkable collection of Whitesnake legend Bernie Marsden and featuring 1,000 images across nearly 400 pages, Tales Of Tone And Volume is not your average guitar book. Here, Bernie gives us the inside track on a project that has been over two years in the making…
Bernie Marsden’s new book, Tales Of Tone And Volume, is a lovingly curated exploration of his favourite gear

“There have always been a lot of good ones, but I think I can say there’s never been a book like this. And I’ve got a lot of them.” Bernie Marsden is in characteristically good humour when we catch up with him ahead of the launch of Tales Of Tone And Volume, a luxury tome that catalogues the lion’s share of one of the world’s finest guitar collections and tells the story of the instruments inside along the way.

Photographed over a two-year period by Melvyn May and the Rufus Publications team, the book documents the blues-rocker’s guitars in almost forensic detail. “The working title of the book, before I came up with Tales…, was Dust And Scratches,” Bernie reveals. “That lasted for quite a long time. Whether people like it or not, I very rarely clean my guitars, you see. So consequently, they’re just covered in either gig sweat and horrible stuff like that, or dust.

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