My First Guitar is now in print by Souvenir Press, Ltd. in London, the first publisher of The Beatles!   The book is available online via The Book Depository and from

MFG.Souvenir2APlease click here for a story on Souvenir’s publisher, Ernest Hecht, who shall be missed.  Another bio of his can be found here.  If you click on the image above, it will take you directly to the Souvenir Press, Ltd. website.



Featured in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Library!

Famous guitarists reveal the stories behind their first six-string and their lifelong passion for music Every guitarist remembers his or her first instrument, the guitar that was a gateway to a lifetime of passion and commitment. In My First Guitar, Julia Crowe presents original interviews with some of the world’s leading guitarists across a variety of genres, including Les Paul, Dick Dale, Carlos Santana, Peter Frampton, Jimmie Vaughan, Alex Lifeson, Joe Satriani, Melissa Etheridge, Paco Peña, Lee Ranaldo, George Benson, and Jimmy Page. Each interview offers an intimate glimpse into the humble beginnings of real-life guitar heroes as they recall their first instrument and share the inspiration, challenges, and successes of their early days.

My First Guitar is available from Amazon and iTunes/iBooks and autographed copies are available directly from the author.