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Gibson Electrics

Gibson Electrics Author A. R. Duchossoir
ISBN-10 0793592100
Release 1998
Pages 256
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(Book). Since the inception of the first "electrical" guitars in the 1920s, no other manufacturer has produced a greater variety of professional quality models than Gibson. This book presents a documented account of the instruments released during a highly creative period from the 1930s up to the mid-60s, which saw the coming of age of the electric guitar. It describes all the models that have made history and contributed to establishing the reputation of Gibson. This edition features over 500 illustrations, including 100 in color, and previously unpublished material.

Gibson Electrics

Gibson Electrics Author A. R. Duchossoir
ISBN-10 0881882690
Release 1981-03-01
Pages 200
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Reference Here's the first book ever to present a complete and illustrated history of all guitars ever produced by one of the world's most prestigious musical instrument manufacturers. All information is based on Gibson's own documents and literature. Covers: * The different stages of evolution of the electric guitar, with detailed specifications of all models introduced up to 1961 * Comprehensive information on serial numbers and production shipping totals * The players who helped build the reputation of Gibson Electrics over the years * Over 200 illustrations 32 pages in full color * Beautiful perfect-bound edition makes a natural bookshelf item for music libraries.

The Gibson Electric Guitar Book

The Gibson Electric Guitar Book Author Walter Carter
ISBN-10 0879308958
Release 2007-01
Pages 160
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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.

Classic Electrics

Classic Electrics Author Walter Carter
ISBN-10 1906002193
Release 2008-08-01
Pages 368
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Expert guitar historian Walter Carter provides a comprehensive pictorial history of the genuine classics to have emerged during the first 70 years of the electric guitar. The book's handy A-to-Z format details more than 350 models from 70+ manufacturers, richly illustrated in color throughout.

50 Years of the Gibson Les Paul

50 Years of the Gibson Les Paul Author Tony Bacon
ISBN-10 0879307110
Release 2002
Pages 160
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In 1952 the first Gibson Les Paul solidbody electric guitar was made and 2002 will be the 50th anniversary of its creation. This book is a chronicle of the entire range of Gibson Les Paul guitars, the stories surrounding their creation and the artists (such as Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton) who played them. Made by the Gibson company, the Les Paul was the result of a collaboration with brilliant guitarist Les Paul, one half of the famous Les Paul and Mary Ford Duo. Every model is described and its different specifications unravelled, with colour photographs that reveal the complexity and beauty of these important guitars over the last 50 years.

Gibson Guitars

Gibson Guitars Author Walter Carter
ISBN-10 0972751009
Release 2003-03-01
Pages 314
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Gibson Guitars has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Gibson Guitars also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Gibson Guitars book for free.

The Beauty of the Burst

The Beauty of the  Burst Author Yasuhiko Iwanade
ISBN-10 0793573742
Release 1998
Pages 224
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(Book). Finally, the long-awaited English edition of this historic Japanese book is here! The Beauty of the 'Burst pays tribute to Gibson's magnificent Sunburst Les Pauls made between 1958 and 1960, the most highly prized solidbody electric guitars ever. The magnitude of their value is directly related to their look (outrageous wood patterns, or "figured" timber), since non-players are paying top dollar for them. The book features lavish full-color photos of these beautiful instruments throughout; the guitars of famous players; a foreword by Ted McCarty; a bio of the author, world renowned collector Yasuhiko Iwanade; and the "Science of the Burst" section with over 30 pages of detailed reference facts on every facet of the guitar, including colors, wood figure, pick-ups, hardware and qualities of "voice." This may be the closest guitarists will ever be able to get to these incredibly collectible beauties! 216 pages, 8-1/2 x 11 Softcover

Squier Electrics

Squier Electrics Author Tony Bacon
ISBN-10 9781476856407
Release 2011-12-01
Pages 160
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(Book). In 1982, Fender revived an old guitar-string name for its new line of Japanese-made electric guitars. Millions of guitars later, and celebrating its 30th anniversary, Squier is almost as important to the company as the main Fender brand. Guitar pundit Tony Bacon reveals the stories behind the original (and collectible) Japanese-made Squier Series models, the way that Fender has often been more adventurous and experimental with Squier, away from its protected main brand, and the famous musicians who have chosen to play Squier instruments, from Courtney Love and her Venus model to blink-182's Tom DeLonge and his one-pickup/one-control signature Stratocaster. Full of the luscious pictures, absorbing narrative, and collector's data that characterize Bacon's best-selling instrument books, Squier Electrics is the only guide to one of the most popular guitar brands of recent times.

The Ultimate Guitar Book

The Ultimate Guitar Book Author Tony Bacon
ISBN-10 0375700900
Release 1997
Pages 192
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Profiles more than 450 famous, rare, and vintage guitars, presenting information on the construction and design of each instrument

Gruhn s Guide to Vintage Guitars

Gruhn s Guide to Vintage Guitars Author George Gruhn
ISBN-10 087930944X
Release 2010
Pages 628
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"Gruhn's Guide to Vintage Guitars" is the most extensive and detailed list of specifications ever published for identifying, dating, and establishing the authenticity of an instrument. This new edition is enlarged and updated, making it once again the essential guide enabling collectors, dealers, players, and fans to determine the authenticity, rarity, and relative value of vintage acoustic and electric guitars, basses, mandolins, banjos, and amps. "Gruhn's Guide"'s thoroughness, detail, and clear organization have made it without peer, the must-have tool for discerning an instrument's manufacturer, model, and date - and most importantly, whether it is in original condition. Quote: 'you will not find a better guide, nor one that is so easy to use' - "Vintage Guitar" magazine.

Flying V Explorer Firebird

Flying V  Explorer  Firebird Author Tony Bacon
ISBN-10 9781476856117
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 144
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(Guitar Reference). Until the launch of the Flying V and Explorer in 1958, electric guitars were supposed to look Suddenly, Gibson turned conventional design upside down, almost literally, by using straight lines and angular body shapes, changing the way electrics could look and, in the process, creating a set of rare future collectables. Flying V, Explorer, Firebird tells the story of those first peculiar instruments and goes on to describe Gibson's second attempt at nonstandard designs with the Firebird of the early '60s. The book shows how most of these were a commercial failure at first and goes on to detail the influence of the designs on guitar-makers such as Hamer, Jackson, Dean, Ibanez, and BC Rich, all of whom embraced Gibson's original weird-is-good design ethic. In parallel with the story of the makers is an absorbing account of the players who discovered these odd-shaped instruments, including Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), the Edge (U2), and Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick). Interviews with players and makers illuminate the story of this fascinating assortment of electric guitar innovations, alongside specially commissioned images of every key model and brand and an enviable collection of guitar memorabilia, plus a gallery of leading guitarists photographed in action with their instruments. If it's weird and has strings, it's in Flying V, Explorer, Firebird .

The Ultimate Gibson Book

The Ultimate Gibson Book Author Paul Day
ISBN-10 0785832793
Release 2015-07-07
Pages 276
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The Ultimate Guitar Book provides an exciting new look at the history and importance of Gibson's electric guitars. The book is a lively guide to Gibson Electric guitars from 1936 to the present day. It is packed full of detailed information on all of the models and includes special features on guitar design and construction. Illustrated with over 380 color pictures, it's a fan's dream come true, offering a wealth of invaluable information in one clearly presented and easily accessible volume.

The Gibson Les Paul

The Gibson Les Paul Author Dave Hunter
ISBN-10 9780760345818
Release 2014-06-15
Pages 224
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DIVThis massive illustrated history of the Les Paul guitar examines its prehistory and origins as well as its evolution in the 60-plus years since its 1952 introduction. /div

The PRS Guitar Book

The PRS Guitar Book Author Dave Burrluck
ISBN-10 9781476853970
Release 2007-07-01
Pages 174
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(Guitar Reference). The PRS Guitar Book details every facet of the wonderful electric guitars made by PRS, the Maryland-based company founded in 1985 by musician and guitar builder Paul Reed Smith. The paperback edition is updated to include all the latest information on the acclaimed Singlecut models, as well as the intriguing story of the Santana SE the company's first venture into overseas manufacture. An inviting narrative describes the evolution of this internationally renowned guitar maker, while dynamic color photography spotlights outstanding PRS guitars such as the Signature, signed by Smith; the Dragon, sporting opulent shell inlays; the Swamp Ash Special and Rosewood Limited, using non-standard materials; and ultra-rare models from limited and custom runs. Other featured guitars include the latest acoustic-electrics, and the Santana models that celebrate the partnership between PRS guitars and their best-known player, Carlos Santana. A special section highlights the company's famed use of highly patterned maple woods, displaying the most stunning "flame-top" and "quilt-top" examples. This definitive book also provides an absorbing photo-essay on the making of a PRS guitar, plus specifications for identifying and dating PRS instruments. " The PRS Guitar Book is a must-have for any collector, PRS owner, or anyone who appreciates PRS guitars." Guitar Digest "Masterful ... tons of gorgeous, full-color photos." Guitar Player "This hefty volume of brilliantly colorful guitars made by Paul Reed Smith exemplifies the best and the brightest..." Dirty Linen "A fitting tribute to a company which has, in a short time, come to symbolize a quality alternative to the 'big two' American electric guitar manufacturers." Vintage Guitar

The Epiphone Guitar Book

The Epiphone Guitar Book Author Walter Carter
ISBN-10 1617130974
Release 2012
Pages 176
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(Book). The story of Epiphone, one of the oldest and most famous guitar companies, is told by former staff historian Walter Carter. It's an epic story spanning three centuries, from Old World roots in the 19th century to the golden age of American makers in the 20th century and onward into the global market of the new millennium. It's the story of America's business, from an individual luthier to a family business and on to corporate ownership. And it's the story of American popular music, powered by Epiphone guitars, from big-bodied Emperor that drove the swing bands of the 1930s, to the electric hollowbodies of the 1960s used by The Beatles and studio ace Howard Roberts, to custom solidbody models for such modern rockers as Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Jeff Waters (Annihilator), and Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance). Beautifully illustrated with photos of all the important Epiphone instruments and the extraordinary musicians who played them, this is a fascinating history of an iconic name in the world of the guitar.

Electric Guitars and Basses

Electric Guitars and Basses Author George Gruhn
ISBN-10 9780879309749
Release 2010
Pages 262
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A Concise History of the Electric Guitar

A Concise History of the Electric Guitar Author ADRIAN INGRAM
ISBN-10 9781609742836
Release 2010-10-07
Pages 112
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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.