The Gretsch Electric Guitar Book

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The Gretsch Electric Guitar Book

(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.

Electric Guitars

The text - with a unique A-to-Z guitar directory organized by brand name - covers makers' histories, great guitarists, and musical trends, offering a full view of the industry as well.

Electric Guitars

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.

A Concise History of the Electric Guitar

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.

A Concise History of the Electric Guitar

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 Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook

Presents a pictorial history of acoustic and electric guitars from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century, covering Fender, Martin, Gibson, Ibanez, Jim Burns, and other makers from around the world.

The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook

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.

Blue Book of Electric Guitars

(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.

Blue Book of Electric Guitars

(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!

Electric Guitar Construction

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Electric Guitar Construction

"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

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.

Star Guitars

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.

Star Guitars

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.

The Only Guitar Book You ll Ever Need

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The Only Guitar Book You ll Ever Need

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.

Guild Guitar Book

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Guild Guitar Book

(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!

Electric Guitar Evolution

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.

Electric Guitar Evolution

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.

Guitar Amps and Effects For Dummies

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.

Guitar Amps and Effects For Dummies

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.

Learn Guitar

This is a history that comes with full details of all the principal models along with insider information and dozens of high-quality photographs of great electric instruments.

Learn Guitar

Learning to play the electric guitar is a long, sometimes difficult, journey. Learn Guitar presents all the facts, professional tutorials, and includes 98 tracks of instruction to make it easier. Whether you're strumming campfire cords or shredding on a Flying V, Learn Guitar is an excellent resource for all those who starting to play the guitar. This insightful guide comes with a two-part book, plus a 98-track CD; which all adds up to a comprehensive overview of the instrument. The first portion of the book, Facts, offers comprehensive information on every significant maker and model in the history of the guitar. Meticulously compiled and beautifully illustrated, you will get to know the essential instrument makers with all the facts, figures, and detail you need. This is a history that comes with full details of all the principal models along with insider information and dozens of high-quality photographs of great electric instruments. The second portion, Tutor, presents a step-by-step course in playing the electric guitar in many modern styles, including rock, metal, pop, funk, and Americana. Master today's hottest electric guitar styles with this progressive program of riffs, licks, and exercises. A 98-track CD or digital QRE code accompanies the tutor with a full program of graded exercises, professionally played and recorded to help you make rapid progress. Listen and learn with a packed program of playing essentials to help you get more from your music.

History of the American Guitar

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.

History of the American Guitar

(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.

The Oxford American Book of Great Music Writing

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The Oxford American Book of Great Music Writing

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.

Chet Atkins

More than just a pictorial review of his guitars throughout the years, it's a fascinating look inside the mind of history's greatest guitar player. This book will appeal to guitar collectors and Chet Atkins fans everywhere.

Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins: Me and My Guitars is, without a doubt, the most comprehensive and enlightening book on Chet Atkins ever published. A friend of Atkins' for 40 years, Russ Cochran was privy to stories from Chet that even the most knowledgeable Chet fan would never know about. Chet tells it all in his own words about his childhood, his playing influences and early struggles to find work, along with insight into the guitars he used and endorsed along the way. The book includes full-color photos of Chet and his guitars, many only previously seen in a limited collector's edition. Photographer Wolf Hoffman manages to expertly capture the images of some very famous guitars played by Chet, including his first Sears Roebuck Silvertone, custom made D'Angelicos, the Gretsches, and the prototype models of the current Gibson Country Gentleman guitars. Over 60 guitars in Chet's private collection are photographed in Chet's home and his office on Music Row. Chet speaks about each of his important guitars - including the Gibson L-10 which his brother Jim gave him - telling the story of his career as seen through his guitars. More than just a pictorial review of his guitars throughout the years, it's a fascinating look inside the mind of history's greatest guitar player. This book will appeal to guitar collectors and Chet Atkins fans everywhere. Full-color and B/W photos throughout.

The Gibson Electric Guitar Book

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The Gibson Electric Guitar Book

(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.

Acoustic Guitars

Originally published: [London]: Outline Press Ltd., c2017.

Acoustic Guitars

Acoustic Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive guide of its type ever produced, covering decades of great instruments and the people who played them. You will find here the highest quality photos of acoustic guitars produced by every significant maker, from Alvarez to Zemaitis, plus detailed information, and a host of action pictures of important players from pop, rock, jazz, country classical, blues, and folk. An acoustic guitar need not be a simple brown box with a neck attached. Acoustic Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia celebrates the unusual, the different and the purely bizarre in addition to the assured roots-based craft of the finest unadorned instruments, underlining the sheer diversity and variety of the acoustic stringed instruments that have been built and sold and played through three centuries. Here are resonator guitars made since the 1920s by Dobro, National, and others, often with highly decorated metal bodies; revered flat-tops from Martin, Taylor, Gibson, and more; peculiarly shaped and oddly featured creations from many of the custom builders; early 20th-century harp guitars with extra strings and extended bodies; creative archtops from D’Angelico, Epiphone, Benedetto, and more; and plastic-equipped constructions from Ovation. The comprehensive and informative text is in a clear A-to-Z format organized by brand name, written and researched by a unique team of the world’s leading authorities on the subject. Acoustic Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia shows in words and pictures just why and how the acoustic guitar continues to be the most popular musical instrument in the world.

Complete Guitar Care Maintenance

Learn about guitar care, such as humidity and storage. Use the included cut-out tool templates to broaden your guitar setup prowess. This is a complete reference manual, perfect for players, collectors and budding professionals alike.

Complete Guitar Care   Maintenance

“Everything you need to maintain, set up and protect your guitar.” Cleaning & Restringing – Setups & Adjustments – Care & Storage – Minor Repairs “Complete Guitar Care & Maintenance, The Ultimate Owners Guide” is the essential care guide for guitar owners everywhere. Filled with over 170 pages of step-by-step instruction, 300 images and diagrams, and a plethora of exclusively derived specifications and manufacturers' recommendations. You will have everything you need to maintain any guitar, no matter what your experience level. Get the low-down on instrument cleaning and preservation. Improve the performance and sound of your guitar with simple adjustments. Take your setup skills to the next level with precision neck adjustments, string height adjustments (bridge saddle and nut), pickup height adjustments, intonation, and more. Do minor repairs, fix electronics, and other common issues with total confidence. Learn about guitar care, such as humidity and storage. Use the included cut-out tool templates to broaden your guitar setup prowess. This is a complete reference manual, perfect for players, collectors and budding professionals alike. Written to be simple, accessible, streamlined, and easy to follow. Pertains to electric, acoustic, classical, and bass guitars. From your friends at blackwoodguitarworks.com and the Guitar Setup Pro App. Included in the book: · How to maintain your guitar for peak performance & longevity · How to clean, polish and store the guitar for long-term protection · How to restring the guitar properly · How to set up electric, acoustic & bass guitars · How to adjust neck relief (bow) for optimum playability · How to adjust string height for your playing style and guitar type · How to file nut slots, adjust pickup height and set the intonation accurately · How to adjust Fender-style tremolo's, Gibson hard-tails, Floyd Rose and other floating bridge types · How to adjust the saddle on your acoustic steel string or nylon string guitar · How to solder and repair electronics · How to replace jacks, switches, and pickups · Manufacturer's setup specs from Fender, Gibson, Ibanez, Jackson, Gretsch and others · Exclusive setup specifications from the author's best playing guitars & basses · Cut-out templates for radius gauges, under-string radius gauges & an action ruler · An extensive troubleshooting section · A library of common wiring diagrams · A handy measurement conversion chart · And much more!

365 Guitars Amps Effects You Must Play

Here is the ultimate bucket list of guitars, amps, and effects that aficionados must play.

365 Guitars  Amps   Effects You Must Play

Here is the ultimate bucket list of guitars, amps, and effects that aficionados must play. Included are classics, dream creations, the outrageous, and your beloved childhood guitar. Photographs and memorabilia make this the perfect impulse buy or giftbook for all guitarists.