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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 This edition features over 500 illustrations, including 100 in color, and previously unpublished material.

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.

The Original Guitar Hero and the Power of Music

The Original Guitar Hero and the Power of Music Author Dean Alger
ISBN-10 9781574415469
Release 2014-04-15
Pages 384
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Lonnie Johnson (1894–1970) was a virtuoso guitarist who influenced generations of musicians from Django Reinhardt to Eric Clapton to Bill Wyman and especially B. B. King. Born in New Orleans, he began playing violin and guitar in his father’s band at an early age. When most of his family was wiped out by the 1918 flu epidemic, he and his surviving brother moved to St. Louis, where he won a blues contest that included a recording contract. His career was launched. Johnson can be heard on many Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong records, including the latter’s famous “Savoy Blues” with the Hot Five. He is perhaps best known for his 12-string guitar solos and his ground-breaking recordings with the white guitarist Eddie Lang in the late 1920s. After World War II he began playing rhythm and blues and continued to record and tour until his death. This is the first full-length work on Johnson. Dean Alger answers many biographical mysteries, including how many members of Johnson’s large family were left after the epidemic. It also places Johnson and his musical contemporaries in the context of American race relations and argues for the importance of music in the fight for civil rights. Finally, Alger analyzes Johnson’s major recordings in terms of technique and style. Distribution of an accompanying music CD will be coordinated with the release of this book.

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.

The Gibson L5

The Gibson L5 Author Adrian Ingram
ISBN-10 1574240471
Release 1997
Pages 112
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(Guitar). Introduced in 1922, the Gibson L5 is the precursor of the modern archtop guitar. It was the first archtop to feature f-holes, which allowed it to project through the horn-dominated bands of the day. Its strong, full, warm sound was an immediate and overwhelming success that turned the heads of makers, players and listeners alike. This book takes a look at its history and most famous players, from its creation, through the Norlin years, to its standing today as the world's most popular jazz guitar. With its stunning 16-page full-color photo section, this book is a must for every guitar enthusiast's collection! 8-1/2 x 11 .

Classic Guitars

Classic Guitars Author Robert Shaw
ISBN-10 0764928880
Release 2004
Pages 80
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Not one of them is classical, but the sixty-five superb acoustic and electric guitars from 1834 to 1998 featured in this beautiful little book are definitely classics. The team who produces Pomegranates long-running and highly popular Classic Guitars wall calendar brings us a pocket jewel of a book. Robert Shaws introduction concisely describes the guitars evolution and the twentieth-century explosion of creativity that has resulted in thousands of top-notch luthiers and millions of instruments worldwide. Michael Tamborrino courtesy of Vintage Guitar, Inc. supplies luminous full-color studio photographs of historys most significantor just plain coolestguitars, with illuminating technical and cultural notes by Shaw. Sumptuously produced, inexpensive, and full of absorbing information, Classic Guitars is an obvious choice for those with a guitarist on their gift list. And by now, everybody in the world probably knows a guitarist.

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.

Gibson electrics

Gibson electrics Author André R. Duchossoir
ISBN-10 OCLC:472925446
Release 1981
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History of the American Guitar

History of the American Guitar Author Tony Bacon
ISBN-10 9781476856377
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 160
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(Book). First published in 2001 and now updated and expanded, History of the American Guitar begins in New York City in the 1830s with the arrival of Christian Martin, from Germany, to set up the Martin company. From that historic moment, the book takes readers on a fascinating and comprehensive visual tour of U.S. guitar history. Over 75 brand names are represented, with more than 300 guitars photographed in stunning detail, including Bigsby, Danelectro, D'Angelico, D'Aquisto, Ditson, Dobro, Dyer, Epiphone, Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, James Trussart, Kay, Maccaferri, Martin, Micro-Frets, Mosrite, Oahu, Ovation, Regal, Rickenbacker, Stella, Stromberg, Suhr, Taylor, Vega, Washburn, Wilkanowski, and many more. The interrelated stories of the guitar, mandolin, and banjo are mixed seamlessly with the history of the diverse American music that grew and prospered with these instruments, from country to blues, from jazz to rock. The bulk of the instruments illustrated were part of the celebrated collection of Scott Chinery, photographed before Chinery's untimely death and the subsequent break-up of his unique collection. The book presents every important episode in the story of the American luthier's art and is an unparalleled resource for every musician, collector, and music fan.

50 Years of Gretsch Electrics

50 Years of Gretsch Electrics Author Tony Bacon
ISBN-10 9781476852805
Release 2005-03-01
Pages 144
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(Book). Introduced in 1954 as one of Gretsch's "Guitars of the Future," the White Falcon was an overwhelmingly impressive instrument. The influence of this spectacular new guitar spread to other models and guitar manufacturers. It was the dawn of a half-century of awe-inspiring guitars which are now favored by widely popular artists including Pete Townshend, Tom Petty, Alanis Morisette, Sheryl Crow, John Frusciante, Bo Diddley, and more. This book compiles the best of Gretsch's inventions over the past 50 years and tells the stories of their creation and the men who created them. Includes 100 photos!

The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook

The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook Author Tony Bacon
ISBN-10 9781937994044
Release 2012-10-12
Pages 288
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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.


Life Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924069224743
Release 1913
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Life has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Life also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Life book for free.

The Literary Digest

The Literary Digest Author
ISBN-10 MSU:31293102119322
Release 1914
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The Literary Digest has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Literary Digest also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Literary Digest book for free.

The Fender Telecaster

The Fender Telecaster Author A. R. Duchossoir
ISBN-10 0793508606
Release 1991
Pages 80
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(Reference). The Fender Telecaster is regarded as the first commercially successful solid body electric 'Spanish' guitar. Designed by Leo Fender at a time when the words rock and roll were not even coined, the 'Telly' is the senior member of a family of instruments whose sounds and looks helped revolutionize the world of popular music. This book relates the story of Telecaster Guitars since 1950 - everything you ever wanted to know is explored through lots of color and black and white photos, charts and interviews.

The Electric Guitar Sourcebook

The Electric Guitar Sourcebook Author Dave Hunter
ISBN-10 9781476853475
Release 2006-03-01
Pages 207
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(Book). Why does an electric archtop sound so different from a solidbody guitar when they have the same strings and pickups? Why does Eric Clapton use a vibrato Stratocaster with the vibrato arm removed and the mechanism blocked off with a piece of wood? Why does a strings-though-body guitar sound brighter than an instrument with the strings anchored at the bridge? The sound of an electric guitar is the sum of many parts. Every component, from the wood in the neck to the metal in the tuners and everything in between including the amount of air in the body affects the overall tone of an instrument. In this book, Dave Hunter looks at the development of the electric guitar since the earliest instruments in the late 1930s, and how, since then, guitar makers and players have sought to define and refine all the elements that create a guitar's tone. This book includes: analysis of the different components that make up a guitar and how each affects the sound of an instrument; chapter-by-chapter breakdown of the main body types, their characteristics, and their strengths and weaknesses; in-depth specifications of over 70 guitars; interviews with significant people in the guitar-making world; audio examples of many of the guitar sounds described in the book. By looking at all the variables involved, this book will set you, the player, on the road to achieving that sound you've always wanted.

The Recording Guitarist

The Recording Guitarist Author Jon Chappell
ISBN-10 0793587042
Release 1999
Pages 200
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This is a practical, hands-on guide to a variety of recording environments, from modest home studios - where the guitarist must also act as the engineer and producer - to professional facilities outfitted with top-quality gear and staffed with audio engineers. This book will prepare guitarists for any recording situation and will help them become familiar with all facets of recording technology and procedure. Topics covered include: guitars and amps for recording; effects; mixer logic and routing strategies; synching music to moving images; and how to look and sound professional, with advice from Alex Lifeson, Carl Verheyen, Steve Lukather, Eric Johnson and others. Also includes complete info on the classic set-ups of 14 guitar greats, from Hendrix to Vai. 160 pages, 8 1/2 inch. x 11 inch.

Plastic Toy Cars of the 1950s and 1960s

Plastic Toy Cars of the 1950s and 1960s Author Andrew Ralston
ISBN-10 9781845841256
Release 2007
Pages 128
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Recent auction results indicate a growing interest among collectors in plastic toy cars made during the 1950's and 1960's in Britain, mainland Europe, the USA and Hong Kong. This book is the first to take a systematic approach to a neglected area of toy collecting, providing valuable background information on the companies that made these toys and enabling collectors to identify many previously unknown items. Among the many famous toy companies examined are Tri-ang and Brimtoy (Great Britain); Norev and Minialuxe (France); Gama and Siku (Germany); Ingap and Politoys (Italy); Rico and Paya (Spain). In addition, light is shed for the first time on the history of many smaller and more obscure brands of plastic toy cars. More than 250 photographs of rare and unusual plastic toy cars are included, together with an indication of the prices these items are currently fetching on the antique toy market.