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  • 60 Years of Fender: Six Decades of the Greatest Electric Guitars (Book)

    By Tony Bacon

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780879309664
    • Publisher: Backbeat Books
    • Published: March 2010
    BookThe latest addition to Tony Bacon's acclaimed series of guitar books, 60 Years of Fender gives a year-by-year history of the most successful electric guitar maker. In 1950, Leo Fender introduced to the world the solidbody electric guitar the instrument known as the Telecaster. He soon added two more classics: the Precision Bass (1951) and the Stratocaster (1954). Fender's sleek, adaptable guitars have since fueled modern music from country to rock and have been heard in the hands of virtually every guitarist of note, from Buddy Holly to Kurt Cobain, from Eric Clapton to John Mayer. Illustrated with an unrivaled gallery of color photographs of instruments, players, and memorabilia, this revised and updated edition expands upon 50 Years of Fender (published in 2000), covering nine more years of the Fender story."A must-have for any Fender fan. Highly entertaining." Guitar Player
  • Beatles Gear: All The Fab Four's Instruments from Stage to Studio

    By Andy Babiuk

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780879306625
    • Publisher: Backbeat Books
    • Published: October 2002
    All the Fab Four's instruments, from stage to studio. Photo-essay on the popular music group and their musical instruments, oversize with color and B&W photos.
  • Electric Guitars: Illustrated Encyclopedia

    By Tony Bacon

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781571452818
    • Publisher: THUNDER BAY PRESS
    • Published: September 2000
    With contributors. This vividly illustrated history of the electric guitar features an A-Z Electric Guitar Directory of more than 800 classic, rare and unusual instruments, plus a host of action pictures of key players associated with a particular guitar. The most exciting icon of modern pop music! Illus., 1,200 color/b&w photographs. 318p.
  • Flying V, Explorer, Firebird - An Odd-shaped History of Gibsons Weird Electric Guitars

    By Tony Bacon

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781617130083
    • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
    • Published: June 2011
    Traces the story of Gibson's untraditional electric guitar designs, revealing how most early models were commercial failures before achieving success through famous bands, in an account that also cites the influence of other famous guitar makers. Original.
  • Paul McCartney: Bass Master: Playing the Great Beatles Basslines

    By Tony Bacon

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780879308841
    • Publisher: Backbeat
    • Published: October 2006
    BookPaul McCartney is one of the best pop bass players in the world, and this book presents a musical analysis of his consistently inventive and influential bass playing during his tenure in the Beatles. This indispensable guide offers full transcriptions (including tablature and chord names) of nine of McCartney's most revered bass parts: "Dear Prudence," "Drive My Car," "In My Life," "Lovely Rita," and more. Each track is analyzed and explained in detail to show today's bassists how much they can still learn from McCartney's remarkable skill and imagination.
  • RICKENBACKER ELECTRIC 12-STRING: The Story of the Guitars, the Music, and the Great Players

    By Tony Bacon

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780879309886
    • Publisher: Backbeat
    • Published: March 2010
    BookThe definitive history of the world's most famous 12-string electric guitar.When the Byrds recorded their hit version of Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man," they popularized a new sound in pop music: the electric 12-string guitar.Rickenbacker is the guitar maker that brought the electric 12-string to market and has since been almost single-handedly responsible for establishing what such a guitar should do. The California company gave one of its earliest 12-strings to George Harrison of the Beatles on the group's first tour of the United States in 1964. He immediately used it live and in the studio and showed off the sound of electric jangle to the rest of the world.This book tells the story of those heady days in the '60s, of the competitors who tried and failed to match the sound, and of the instrument's continuing production by Rickenbacker and use by many modern guitarists. Complete with high-quality photos and exclusive interviews with many of the 12-string's leading players, this is the best guide yet to the history of the sound of jingle-jangle.
  • Rock Hardware

    By Tony Bacon

    Our Price: $29.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780879304287
    • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp
    • Published: November 1996
    The development and history of the various musical instruments and electronic equipment used by rock musicians and in recording are described with explanations of amplification and recording techniques
  • Squier Electrics: 30 Years of Fenders Budget Guitar Brand

    By Tony Bacon

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781617130229
    • Publisher: Backbeat
    • Published: January 2012
    BookIn 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.
  • Sunburst: How the Gibson Les Paul Standard Became a Legendary Guitar

    By Tony Bacon

    Our Price: $29.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781617134661
    • Publisher: Backbeat Books
  • The Fender Electric Guitar Book: A Complete History of Fender Instruments

    By Tony Bacon

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780879308971
    • Publisher: Backbeat Books
    • Published: September 2007
    The only volume to tell the full story of all of Fender's electric guitars - from Telecasters, Stratocasters, and Jazzmasters to Mustangs, Jaguars, and Showmasters, this revised and updated third edition includes a wealth of new and previously unseen information, along with a host of extra photographs. The book documents the past and present of America's supreme maker of solidbody electric guitars, profiling fine as well as freaky Fenders through a wealth of detailed research and an unsurpassed collection of superb photographs. The book includes meticulous listings for the player and collector, detailing every Fender electric guitar model from 1950 to the present day. Chronology, Dating, Index. Color illus. 192p.
  • The Ultimate Guitar Book

    By Tony Bacon

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375700903
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: November 1997
    192p The first paperback edition of the definitive reference work on the guitar. The most beautiful book on the subject ever produced, with specially commissioned photographs of famous, rare, and vintage guitars, fromearly acoustics to the latest electrics. Flipping through the more than 800 color illustrations of more than 450 guitars, you'll be transported into a purely pleasurable realm. 192p. Pap.
  • The Ultimate Guitar Book

    By Tony Bacon

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394589558
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: 1991
    Profiles more than 450 famous, rare and vintage guitars, presenting information on the construction and design each instrument to life
  • The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook

    By Tony Bacon

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781937994044
    • Publisher: Race Point Publishing
    • Published: October 2012
    A stunning visual guide to the history and development of all types of guitars, packed with detailed information and profiling everything from the legendary Martin flat-tops to Gibson's arch-tops guitars and Fender's twelve-string electrics. The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook is divided by type into nine chapters, each telling the full story of a major type of guitar. It is sub-divided geographically so the reader gets a global picture of guitar making from the United States to the Far East and from Europe to Australia. The introduction examines the development of the world's most popular instrument over the years.
  • Totally Guitar: The Definitive Guide

    By Tony Bacon

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781592231997
    • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
    • Published: October 2004
    Over 2,000 photos, 1,000 playing tips, 250 select chords.

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