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Ultimate Star Guitars

Ultimate Star Guitars Author Dave Hunter
ISBN-10 9780760352397
Release 2017-04
Pages 352
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Get to know the guitars so famous that their names are household words among enthusiasts. First published in 2010, the first-ever illustrated history of the specific guitars of the men and women who made the music is now expanded to include 32 additional iconic guitars and their owners. Ultimate Star Guitars showcases B.B. King';s "Lucille," Eric Clapton's "Blackie," Stevie Ray Vaughan's "First Wife," Billy F Gibbons's "Pearly Gates," Neil Young's "Old Black," and dozens upon dozens more. Other best-selling guitar histories look at the rank-and-file models, but Ultimate Star Guitars is unique in profiling the specific favorites of famous players - oftentimes million-dollar babies, such as the 1968 Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix burned at Woodstock and which sold at Sotheby's in 1993 for $1.3 million. Guitar journalist Dave Hunter explains the stories behind each: the important sessions on which they were used, landmark tours and gigs on which they were played, modifications made by their owners, and more. From twangy country to scorching metal, from full-throttle punk to sophisticated jazz, and from gut-punch blues to lo-fi indie rock, Ultimate Star Guitars is illustrated with performance and candid photography of the artists with their star guitars, relevant memorabilia, and more often than not, studio shots of the guitars or signature models based on them. An information-packed visual feast for guitar enthusiasts!



365 Guitars Amps Effects You Must Play

365 Guitars  Amps   Effects You Must Play Author Dave Hunter
ISBN-10 9781610587945
Release 2013-05-15
Pages 320
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Guitarists love guitars. Few own just one, and most are dreaming of their next acquisition. To help them out, here is the ultimate bucket list of guitars—plus guitar amps and various guitar effects—that aficionados must play. Included are the classics, such as the great Fender guitars, the Stratocaster and Telecaster, and the stylish Gibson Les Paul. Included as well are the dream creations—masterpieces from D’Angelico and Gretsch. And then there are the weird guitars—the outrageous, rare, and so-strange-they’re-cool, and your beloved childhood guitar that you first learned on. Included as well are the guitar amps, from vintage to current, rare to essential, plus the stompboxes, foot pedals, and guitar effects that you simply have to take for a ride. Each instrument is profiled along with a short description of its history, technical features, and what it’s like to play. Photographs and rare memorabilia add the crowning touch, making this the perfect impulse buy or giftbook for any and all guitarists.



The Strat in the Attic 2

The Strat in the Attic 2 Author Deke Dickerson
ISBN-10 9780760346877
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 256
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More astounding stories of rare guitar finds and the music legends who owned them. Do you dream of finding a 1954 Stratocaster or 1952 Gibson Les Paul online, at a garage sale, or in the local penny saver? How about virtually rubbing elbows with one of your favorite rock legends? Following up his first-of-its-kind The Strat in the Attic, musician, journalist, and "guitarchaeologist" Deke Dickerson shares the stories behind dozens of more astounding finds including: A rarer-than-hens-teeth 1966 Hallmark Swept-Wing that originally belonged to Robbie Krieger of the Doors, stashed away in an attic in Alaska for forty years! A crazy-valuable 1958 Gibson Flying V belonging to a Chicago bluesman--who, it turns out, also happens to have an equally rare 1958 Gibson Explorer! An out-of-the-blue, a "to whom it may concern" email leads the author to a trailer park in Salem, Oregon, where one of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys' original 1940's Epiphone Emperor archtops is waiting to be purchased for a song! Luthier R.C. Allen relates the tales of buying Nat "King" Cole Trio guitarist Oscar Moore's Stromberg Master 400 archtop and of being gifted a 1953 Standel amp from Merle Travis! Buddy Merrill, the amazingly talented guitarist from the Lawrence Welk show, gives his 1970 Micro-Frets Huntington to the author, but only if he "promises to PRACTICE." Photos of the guitars and other exciting memorabilia round out a package that no vintage-guitar aficionado will want to be without! "Deke Dickerson's love for guitars and his genius for finding some of the rarest birds in the musical aviary is matched by his not-inconsiderable writing chops. The man knows how to tell a great story." --Jonathan Kellerman



Guitar Aficionado The Collections

Guitar Aficionado  The Collections Author Tom Beaujour
ISBN-10 1618930958
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 256
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In this spectacular full-color deluxe volume, Guitar Aficionado magazine — today's preeminent luxury guitar publication — presents the world's most epic guitars, the stories behind them, and the people who own them. Inside is an exclusive look into the incredible collections of the world's most illustrious players, including Eric Johnson, Jimmie Vaughan, Elliot Easton of the Cars, Robbie Robertson of the Band, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Randy Bachman, Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, Steve Earle, and many more. All instruments are photographed in meticulous detail and are accompanied by descriptions and recollections in the artists' own words. Guitar Aficionado: The Collections also features special chapters devoted to the iconic, historic, and often priceless instruments employed by the likes of Eddie Van Halen, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Ace Frehley of Kiss, Peter Frampton, John Lennon — artists who changed not only the face of music, but of popular culture itself. With gorgeous color photography and rare and exclusive images throughout, this book is a must-have for any fan.



108 Rock Star Guitars

108 Rock Star Guitars Author Lisa S. Johnson
ISBN-10 1495072428
Release 2016-08
Pages 398
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(Book). Armed with a macro lens, an incredible eye for detail, and a truly groundbreaking vision, Lisa Johnson's guitar art is taking the world of fine art photography on a rock-and-roll ride. A compilation of Johnson's stunningly personal and intimate portraits, 108 Rock Star Guitars features the guitars of rock-and-roll luminaries, including Les Paul, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Nancy Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Chrissie Hynde, and many others. Far from still life, Johnson's work conjures the abstract yet also possesses a very sensual and ethereal feel that intentionally illustrates intimate wear-and-tear details. Her unique presentation personifies and captures a musician's true spirit in these musical extensions of the artist's body. This ultra-deluxe, coffee-table photo book reveals through Johnson's signature macrophotography style the etchings, totems, and personal touches of each featured guitar. It is a rare perspective that few people outside of the musicians' stage crew have seen. Alongside these images, Johnson provides personal anecdotes describing her 17-year journey to photograph these iconic instruments, documenting her travels from the backstage hallways of some the world's most famous concert venues to the artists' private homes. 108 Rock Star Guitars is a music and fine-art photography aficionado's private backstage pass to witness up-close these six-stringed works of art.



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



Guitar Amps and Effects For Dummies

Guitar Amps and Effects For Dummies Author Dave Hunter
ISBN-10 9781118899991
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 336
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Offers information on getting the best use out of guitar amps, pedals, and other sound technology.



Legendary Guitarists Their Guitars

Legendary Guitarists   Their Guitars Author Dom Kiris
ISBN-10 1845433858
Release 2010-12-01
Pages 128
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Beautifully details the guitars played by all the greats—Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Kurt Cobain, Jack White, Lemmy, Maybelle Carter, Thurston Moore, Emmylou Harris, Bo Diddley, and many more What is it about the Gibson Les Paul, the Fender Stratocaster, the Martin D-28s, the Höfner violin bass, or any of the other electric or acoustic masterpieces that has made them such icons of the 20th century? It is not just because these guitars are great works of art, but above all because they gave music, whether rock, folk, or blues, that special something extra—a unique way of hitting or holding a note, a particular tone created by the shape of a guitar’s neck or body, its pickups, its very structure. These guitars also became so legendary because they won over the great guitar players who often remained faithful to them throughout their careers. There was B. B. King and his Gibson ES 335, nicknamed Lucille; Jimi Hendrix and his Stratocaster; George Harrison and his electric 12-string Rickenbacker; and Jimmy Page and his Les Paul. This stunning book takes a detailed look at the greatest guitars and basses ever made, not forgetting the amps and effects units, which have become just as famous in their own right. Each spread includes a photo of the guitar featured, its history, trade secrets, recommended listening, original album artwork, and information about the legendary guitarists who played it.



Amped

Amped Author Dave Hunter
ISBN-10 9780760339725
Release 2012-05-07
Pages 208
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"A history of the world's greatest guitar and bass amplifiers, from the quaint 1937 Rickenbacher M11 to the latest and greatest Matchless."--P. [4] of cover.



The Fender Stratocaster

The Fender Stratocaster Author Dave Hunter
ISBN-10 9781610588782
Release 2013-11-16
Pages 240
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DIVFender’s Stratocaster is arguably the number-one instrument icon of the guitar world. When introduced in 1954, its offset space-age lines, contoured body, and three-pickup configuration set the music world on its ear—it was truly unlike any guitar that had come before. In the hands of the world’s most beloved players, the Stratocaster has since become a popular weapon of choice among rock, blues, jazz, and country players and, not coincidentally, is also one of the most copied electric guitars of all time./divDIV /divDIVIn this authoritatively written, painstakingly curated, and gloriously presented tribute to the 60-year-old Fender Stratocaster, author Dave Hunter covers the guitar’s history from concept, design, and model launch through its numerous variations and right up to the present. The story is illustrated with archival images of Stratocasters and their players in action, studio shots of Stratocasters of varied vintage and provenance, memorabilia associated with famous players, and profiles of over 30 noted Strat slingers through the ages. Influential rock’n’ rollers like Buddy Holly, Hank Marvin, Ike Turner, and Dick Dale; blues players like Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, and John Mayer; metal gods Richie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Dave Murray; esteemed rockers Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Ronnie Wood, Robbie Robertson, Rory Gallagher, Mark Knopfler, and Wayne Kramer; and post-punk heroes The Edge, John Frusciante, and Billy Corgan are all included. And so, of course, is Jimi Hendrix. With its unprecedented level of detail and stunning visuals, The Fender Stratocaster is the only book tribute worthy of the world’s greatest guitar./div



The Fender Telecaster

The Fender Telecaster Author Dave Hunter
ISBN-10 9780760341384
Release 2012-10-15
Pages 240
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"The complete history of the Fender Telecaster guitar and the musicians who played it"--Provided by publisher.



Mason Bee Revolution

Mason Bee Revolution Author Dave Hunter
ISBN-10 9781594859649
Release 2016-03-22
Pages 192
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• Author Dave Hunter is at the leading edge of bee and pollinator issues • Mason bees are part of the solution to honeybees’ decline • No other bee book addresses the topic with such depth and interest • Includes useful information about leafcutter bees too! The national media regularly features dire stories on honeybee colony collapse and its danger to our food supply. But there's another, unsung bee that has the potential to save the planet—the mason bee. Mason Bee Revolution explains how docile, hard-working, solitary mason bees (and their compatriots, the leafcutter bees) are even more productive pollinators than honeybees, and keeping them can be a fun, easy, backyard hobby for gardeners, conservationists, foodies, and families everywhere. Why these bees? Bee pollination is critical for about 80 percent of US agricultural crops, increasing crop value by an estimated $15 billion annually. Since 2006, nearly a third of all honeybee hives have been lost each year, due to parasites, pesticides, habitat loss, climate change, and a newer malady called Colony Collapse Disorder. While scientists search for answers to save the honeybee, Dave Hunter and his company, Crown Bees, are leading the effort to increase the population of other highly efficient pollinators: One mason bee can produce twelve pounds of cherries, via pollination, where it would take sixty honey bees to achieve the same. Mason Bee Revolution is an easy-to-follow guide to keeping both mason and leafcutter bees. It tells you how to set up, care for, and harvest your own bees and what types of plants and habitat encourage mason and leafcutter bees, as well as provides general information on other common pollinators and bee-related facts, projects, and personalities.



The Guitar Pickup Handbook

The Guitar Pickup Handbook Author Dave Hunter
ISBN-10 0879309318
Release 2008
Pages 256
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In The Guitar Pick-Ups Handbook guitarist and author Dave Hunter explores the history of the transducer that captures mechanical vibrations, from its beginnings in the early 20th century through to the present day.



The Home Recording Handbook

The Home Recording Handbook Author Dave Hunter
ISBN-10 9781476855844
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 256
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(Technical Reference). Gone are the days when home recording was limited to four tracks of tape hiss on a cassette porta-studio. Now, limitless digital multitrack recording and a vast array of outboard effects and processors are available to anyone with a computer. Add a few other essentials such as a microphone, some headphones & monitors, and you've got a home studio capable of making professional recordings worthy of airplay and release. What you might not have is the know-how to harness all that vast potential ... which is where the Home Recording Handbook comes in. Author Dave Hunter shows you how to make pro-sounding recordings without pro budgets. Packed with tips and techniques born out of years of recording experience, supported by specially recorded audio tracks, this is an essential volume for the working musician.



AC DC

AC DC Author Phil Sutcliffe
ISBN-10 9781610603416
Release 2010-10-14
Pages 224
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DIVFormed in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, AC/DC has become one of the most popular rock ’n’ roll bands in history. This massive new title follows the band from its roots in Sydney, Australia, to its most recent releases and sold-out world tours. No stone is left unturned, from the AC/DC’s formation and early club gigs to its astounding worldwide success. A special cover incorporating Angus on a spinning disc gives way to more than 400 illustrations include handbills, posters, backstage passes, and vinyl from around the globe, as well as rare candid and performance photography. Sidebars from top rock scribes examine all studio releases and delve into the guitar gear of the Young brothers. The result is an awesome tribute to the band renowned for a live-wire stage show and a sonic attack that have attracted fans from all rock camps/div Contributors include: Phil Sutcliffe Joe Bonomo Danie Bukszpan Jen Jewel Brown Anthony Bozza Garth Cartwright Ian Christe David Dunlap Andrew Earles Dave Hunter James McNair Martin Popoff Sylvie Simmons Bill Voccia



Guitar Family Trees

Guitar Family Trees Author Terry Burrows
ISBN-10 1845434234
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 256
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Guitar Family Trees is a striking visual account of the most prominent guitars in the instrument’s illustrious history, from the earliest Renaissance acoustics right up to state-of-the-art 21st century models. This comprehensive book charts the history of the most respected manufacturers and the evolution of their guitars in more detail than ever before. Specially designed photographic guitar family trees, including four special fold-outs, provide at-a-glance overviews of the development of every make and model, decade by decade. Terry Burrows then takes a close-up look at 200 iconic models to create an invaluable catalog of guitars. A stunning full-color photograph of each model is accompanied by informative text tracing its development, with key design and sound features highlighted, and an exhaustive specification list. Burrows also reveals the guitarists who love to play each model, and the tracks on which you can hear it played.



The Guitar Amp Handbook

The Guitar Amp Handbook Author Dave Hunter
ISBN-10 087930863X
Release 2005
Pages 240
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(Book). There's a huge amount of hype and mythology surrounding tube amplifiers in the guitar world. For years, experts have argued over the tiny details of exactly how they do what they do, and how their various components interact. What's undeniable is that, far more than being just a "loudness booster," the unique combination of tubes, capacitors, resistors, and transformers in these amps can contribute enormously to the quality of sound derived from any electric guitar. In this thorough and authoritative book, Dave Hunter cuts through the marketing hyperbole, and the blind faith, and supplies all the information you need to choose the right amp, and get the best from it. The book also features exclusively conducted, in-depth interviews with leading figures in the tube amp-building world including Ken Fischer, Mark Sampson, and Michael Zaite and even provides full instructions on how to construct your own high-quality tube guitar amp from scratch.