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The Gretsch Electric Guitar Book

Author : Tony Bacon
ISBN : 1480399248
Genre : Music
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(Book). Gretsch electric guitars have a style all their own a glitzy, wacky, retro charm that over the years has drawn players from all kinds of popular music, from timeless stars to unknown teens. The Beatles, Chet Atkins, Duane Eddy, and Brian Setzer all made their mark with Gretsch, and new bands continually discover and fall in love with the Falcons, Gents, 6120s, Jets, and the rest. The Gretsch Electric Guitar Book comes right up to the present, including Gretsch's alliance to the powerful Fender company, a move that has done wonders for the reliability and playability of the modern Gretsch axe. Every great model is here, but the book also tells the story of the lesser-known guitars and the projects that almost never happened. There are archival and fresh interviews with Gretsch personnel over the years and with many leading Gretsch players, including Chet Atkins, Billy Duffy, Duane Eddy, and Brian Setzer. In the tradition of Tony Bacon's best-selling series of guitar books, his updated and revised story of Gretsch is three great volumes in one: a compendium of luscious pictures of the coolest guitars; a gripping story from early exploits to the most recent developments; and a detailed collector's guide to every production electric Gretsch model ever made.
Category: Music

Electric Guitars

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ISBN : 9780785835721
Genre : Music
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Electric Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia is a tour through pop-music’s most celebrated musical instrument. Covering several decades of iconic pieces, this guide describes electric guitars produced by every significant manufacturer from Alembic to Zemaitis. Alongside every model is detailed information and a host of action pictures of key players, from Chet Atkins from Joey Z. 1,200 photographs really bring each guitar to life. With 800 classic, rare and unusual instruments from all major manufacturers in studio-quality photographs, plus illustrations of key players, original ads, and memorabilia, it’s easy to get lost within these pages. Comprehensive and informative text with a unique A-to-Z guitar directory covers makers’ histories, great guitarists, and musical trends. This is the definitive guide to the electric guitar, written and researched by the world’s leading authorities on the instrument that has shaped over 50 years of popular music. In words and pictures, detailed descriptions of just why the electric guitar is the most exciting icon of modern pop music.
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A Concise History Of The Electric Guitar

Author : ADRIAN INGRAM
ISBN : 9781609742836
Genre : Music
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A Concise History of the Electric Guitar by Adrian Ingram, one of the world's leading jazz guitar experts, charts the exciting history of the electric guitar from the early decades of the 20th century to the present day. the author covers the entire range of styles and personalities whose impact shaped the destiny of the guitar and made this varied and versatile instrument the predominant factor in so much popular music. Intended for the general public, music students, and, of course, all guitar players, this book combines scholarly research and an intimate knowledge of the music business with a unique awareness of the history of the instrument, pickups, amplifiers and technical innovations of all kinds. Thus the work provides not only a concise history of the electric guitar in all its aspects but also a clear statement of trends and developments of some of the most significant popular music of recent decades.
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Electric Guitar Construction

Author : Tom Hirst
ISBN : 1574241257
Genre : Music
File Size : 33.11 MB
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"A guide for the first time builder. The definitive work on the design and construction of a solid body electric guitar." --back cover.
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Guitar

Author : Nigel Osborne
ISBN : 9780785834380
Genre : Music
File Size : 90.56 MB
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This is the most authoritative and comprehensive reference work on the full range of guitar designs and playing styles ever produced. An info-packed and intricately detailed, illustrated glossary that helps you 'talk guitar' with authority. Taking you all the way from deciding which instrument is best for you and your music to learning the essential techniques in ten of the most popular guitar styles and maximizing the potential of your guitar, effects, and amplifier, this book is a one-stop, fast track to fluency in all aspects of the most influential icon in the history of popular music. In this book, the world's leading specialists tell you what ingredients go into a vast range of guitars and amplifiers to make them sound the way that they do; coach you on making the most of your instruments, effects, and amps; tutor you in the essential playing skills of genres from Rock to Jazz to classical-and everything in between. Contributors include Dave Hunter, Tony Bacon, Robert Benedetto, Dave Burrluck, Walter Carter, Dough Chandler, Paul Day, James Stevenson, Kari Bannerman, David Braid, Carl Filipiak, Nestor Garcia, Martin Goulding, Lee Hodgson, Max Milligan, and Rikky Rooksby.
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The Only Guitar Book You Ll Ever Need

Author : Marc Schonbrun
ISBN : 9781440574054
Genre : Music
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Teaches the fundamentals of playing guitar, from purchasing the right model to learning scales and chords, and includes information on tuning, slide playing, and equipment.
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Guild Guitar Book

Author : Hans Moust
ISBN : 0634009664
Genre : Music
File Size : 79.66 MB
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(Book). Guild guitars have been around since the early 1950s, and by the beginning of the '60s, the company had established a solid reputation for its electric and acoustic archtops, which are still widely regarded today. Despite this enduring popularity, little was known about the history of Guild. The Guild Guitar Book is the result of years of intensive research and countless photo sessions. It includes a thorough history of the company and its guitars, including serial numbers, specifications, original prices, and all the information needed to date Guild guitars. Features hundreds of photos, with a beautiful 40-page color section. Now Back in Print!
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The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook

Author : Tony Bacon
ISBN : 9781937994044
Genre : Music
File Size : 52.62 MB
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A stunning visual guide to the guitar – with detailed profiles of everything from the legendary Martin flat-tops to Fender’s twelve-string electrics and everything in between. The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook tells the full story of every major type of guitar. With a chapter devoted to each branch of the guitar family, Tony Bacon casts his expert eye over some of the world’s greatest guitars and the stars who have played them. Combining the history of the world’s most popular instrument with a unique geographical focus, The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook gives a global picture of guitar making from the United States to the Far East and from Europe to Australia.
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The Gibson Electric Guitar Book

Author : Walter Carter
ISBN : UOM:39015070682540
Genre : Music
File Size : 85.90 MB
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(Book). The Gibson Electric Guitar Book is a comprehensive, richly illustrated guide to Gibson electrics past and present. Starting with the ES-150 generally acknowledged as the first commercially successful electric guitar through the 335s, Les Pauls, SGs, Firebirds, and more, it is packed with facts, stories, and images that tell the story of Gibson's great guitars and their most famous and influential players.
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The Oxford American Book Of Great Music Writing

Author : Marc Smirnoff
ISBN : 1610752996
Genre : Music
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Not only have a breathtaking array of musical giants come from the South—think Elvis Presley, Robert Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Jimmie Rodgers, to name just obvious examples—but so have a breathtaking array of American music genres. From blues to rock & roll to jazz to country to bluegrass—and areas in between—it all started in the American South. Since its debut in 1996, The Oxford American's more-or-less annual Southern Music Issue has become legendary for its passionate and wide-ranging approach to music and for working with some of America's greatest writers. These writers—from Peter Guralnick to Nick Tosches to Susan Straight to William Gay—probe the lives and legacies of Southern musicians you may or may not yet be familiar with, but whom you'll love being introduced, or reintroduced, to. In one creative, fresh way or another, these writers also uncover the essence of music—and why music has such power over us. To celebrate ten years of Southern music issues, most of which are sold-out or very hard to find, the fifty-five essays collected in this dynamic, wide-ranging, and vast anthology appeal to both music fans and fans of great writing.
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Blue Book Of Electric Guitars

Author : Zachary R. Fjestad
ISBN : 1495003957
Genre : Electric guitar
File Size : 69.90 MB
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(Guitar Book). Make every dollar count with the new 15th Edition Blue Book of Electric Guitars! This edition boasts 1,400 pages including a revised color Photo Grading System. It also has guitar reference information and values on over 1,250 guitar manufacturers/distributors including Fender, Gibson, Paul Reed Smith, Ibanez, Gretsch, Epiphone, Washburn, B.C. Rich, Jackson, and Guild as well as many independent luthiers and custom builders. You'll be sure to make every dollar count when buying or selling with over 12,500 electric guitars listed!
Category: Electric guitar

The Electric Guitar

Author : Nick Freeth
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025080933
Genre : Electric guitar
File Size : 85.3 MB
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Category: Electric guitar

The Complete Book Of The Guitar

Author : Terry Burrows
ISBN : PSU:000048631655
Genre : Music
File Size : 68.31 MB
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For the first time in a single volume, The Complete Book of the Guitar brings together the history of the instrument, the music, the manufacturers and the greatest performers in the story of today's most popular and compelling musical instrument.
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Instruments Of Desire

Author : Steve Waksman
ISBN : MINN:31951P00539846X
Genre : Electric guitar
File Size : 35.15 MB
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Category: Electric guitar

Guitar Amps And Effects For Dummies

Author : Dave Hunter
ISBN : 9781118899991
Genre : Music
File Size : 35.86 MB
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Learn the secrets to achieving your ultimate sound Whether amateur or pro, guitarists live for the ultimate sound. Guitar Amps & Effects For Dummies provides the information and instruction you need to discover that sound and make it your own! Written in the characteristically easy-to-read Dummies style, this book is ideal for beginners and experienced musicians alike, and can help all players expand their skill set with effects. Guitarists tend to be gearheads when it comes to sound, and this book provides guidance on topics ranging from the guitar itself to amps, pedals, and other sound technology. Amps and effects are the unsung heroes of guitar music. While most people recognize the more psychedelic effects, many don't realize that effects are often responsible for the unique quality of tone that can become a musician's trademark. Certain effects work on the volume or signal level, others work on the environment, and still others work on the bass and treble content. Guitar Amps & Effects For Dummies covers them all, and shows how effects can not only add something extra, but also "fix" problematic areas. Topics include: Gain-based effects, like distortion, compression, volume pedals, and gates Tone-based effects, including graphic and parametric EQ, and the wah-wah pedal Modulation effects, like the flanger, phase shifter, and tremolo Ambience effects, including reverb and delay The journey to incredible guitar music never ends. No matter how experienced you are with a guitar, there is always room for improvement to your tone and sound. Whether you're looking for the sound of angels or thunder, Guitar Amps & Effects For Dummies will help you achieve the music you hear in your dreams.
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Star Guitars

Author : Dave Hunter
ISBN : 9780760347010
Genre : Music
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These are the guitars so famous that their names are often household words: B. B. King's Lucille, Eric Clapton's Blackie, Stevie Ray Vaughan's First Wife, Billy F Gibbons' Pearly Gates, Neil Young's Old Black, and many more. Here's the first-ever illustrated history of the actual guitars of the stars that made the music. Other best-selling guitar histories look at the rank-and-file models, but this book is unique in profiling the actual "star guitars"--the million-dollar babies, such as the 1968 Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix burned at Woodstock, which sold at Sotheby's auction house in 1993 for $1,300,000. Amateurs buy guitars to emulate the stars--Clapton's Strat, Slash's Les Paul--and this book explains the stars' modifications, thus showing how others can recreate those famous tones.
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Everything Guitar Book

Author : Jack Wilkins
ISBN : PSU:000048626002
Genre : Music
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Filled with clear, step-by-step instructions, finger positioning, diagrams and tons of professional tips, this guide to the guitar will have readers playing like a pro in no time. Illustrations.
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The Usborne Book Of Easy Guitar Tunes

Author : Emma Danes
ISBN : 0590566105
Genre : Guitar
File Size : 90.71 MB
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Explains musical and technical skills with photographs showing hand and finger positions and includes over 50 graded tunes for players.
Category: Guitar

Electric Guitar Evolution

Author : Tony Bacon
ISBN : 0785836152
Genre : Music
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Electric Guitar Evolution guides you through the electric guitars of the 1950s and ‘60s and the culture, styles, and music that shaped them. “Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years, to make sounds no one has heard before, is truly what gets me off.” —Jeff Beck Electric Guitar Evolution: Classic 50s & 60s Models From Past To Present illustrates how the great instruments created and produced between 1950 and 1969 went on to define the design, looks, and playability of today’s electric guitars. Electric Guitar Evolution draws direct lines between the mid-century originals and many of today’s most highly-prized instruments. Alongside classic originals, you’ll see great examples of more recent instruments, showing how today’s guitar makers have produced fresh interpretations that draw on the venerable ‘50s and ‘60s templates. The guide details everything from highly accurate (and highly priced) vintage remakes and artist models to the broader influences and mashup qualities of modern retro creations. The 1950s marked the birth of so many now-classic electric guitars: from the Gibson Les Paul and the Fender Telecaster (as seen with Bill Haley & His Comets and with Little Richard’s band) to the Gretsch 6120 and the Gibson Flying V (twanged by Duane Eddy and touted by Albert King). In the 1960s, players pushed the sound of the electric guitar—bending, distorting, and overloading the instrument to within an inch of its life—all to fire some of the most extraordinary music ever created, not least by Jimi Hendrix with an upside-down Fender Stratocaster, Eric Clapton with a psychedelic Gibson SG, and George Harrison with a 12-string Rickenbacker. The work of more than 50 guitar brands—past and present—is highlighted, including Airline, Ampeg, Antoria, Aria, Baldwin, Bigsby, Burns, Coral, Danelectro, Eko, Epiphone, Fender, Framus, Futurama, Gibson, Goya, Gretsch, Grimshaw, Guild, Guyatone, Hagstrom, Harmony, Hofner, Hopf, Ibanez, Kawai, Kay, Kent, Kustom, La Baye, Magnatone, Messenger, Micro-Frets, Mosrite, National, Rickenbacker, Silvertone, Stratosphere, Supro, Teisco Del Rey, Tokai, Vega, Vox, Wandre, Watkins, and Yamaha. Alongside the eye-popping guitar photographs is a unique collection of classic advertisements, period catalogs, and other rare memorabilia. Electric Guitar Evolution: Classic 50s & 60s Models From Past To Present also contains a chronological narrative of world events that places these remarkable instruments in the context of two decades of mesmerizing contrasts and revolutionary invention. Electric Guitar Evolution takes you on an illustrated journey through the guitars and culture that drove the sound of rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and country, from 1950 to present day.
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