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Promo Pack - 7 Books - Guitars

Promo Pack - 7 Books - Guitars


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Promo Pack - 7 Books - Guitars


 

Book 1


Code 8165
Electric Guitars and Basses - A Photographic History
262 pages
color photos
Soft cover
28 x 21 cm
0,983 kg
English

Electric Guitars and Basses tells the story in full color of one of the most influential forces on American culture in the 20th century - the electric guitar. From the earliest "lap steels" that reshaped the sound of Hawaiian music, through the "Spanish-neck" models that created a new voice in the jazz world and powered the early rock and rollers, and on to the solidbody models that shattered conventional ideas of guitar design and guitar music, all of the classic and historically important models are displayed and discussed by guitar experts George Gruhn and Walter Carter.




Book 2



Code 8224
The Bass Book - A complete illustrated history of bass guitars
108 pages
Color photos
Soft cover
24 x 19 cm
0,355 kg
English

The Bass Book offers a complete illustrated history of bass guitars from Fender's first in the 1950s through the models of the next 40 years that formed the foundation for modern music. The bass guitar is undoubtedly one of the most significant instruments of this century, yet this book is the first to study its history. Features original interviews with bass makers past and present, dozens of unusual, specially commissioned color photos, and a reference section that provides a wealth of information on every major manufacturer.



Book 3



Code 8225
Flying V, Explorer, Firebird - An Odd-shaped History of Gibsons Weird Electric Guitars
142 pages
Color and b&w photos
Soft cover
28 x 22 cm
0,618 kg
English

Until the launch of the Flying V and Explorer in 1958, electric guitars were supposed to look like...guitars. 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), 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 .



Book 4



Code 8226
Squier Electrics - 30 Years of Fenders Budget Guitar Brand
160 pages
Color photos
Soft cover
28 x 22 cm
0,685 kg
English
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.



Book 5



Code 8227
60 Years of Fender - Six Decades of the Greatest Electric Guitars
144 pages
Color and b&w photos
Soft cover
28 x 22 cm
0,620 kg
English

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.



Book 6



Code 8983
The Illustrated Catalog of Guitars
256 pages
Color photos
Hard cover
22 x 18 cm
0,744 kg
English

This book introduces the reader to 250 guitars of all types from the early acoustic archtop designs of the Gibson L-5 in the last 1920s, through the National resonators of the 1930s, the hollow body electric Gibsons of the 1950s, the solid body Fenders of the 1960s to the exoskeletal carbon and glass fiber of the Parker Fly of the 1990s. Each entry has a clear color photograph of the guitar together with a detail shot featuring a point of particular interest of that instrument along with a description and a technical specification. It is arranged in alphabetical order by maker's name and coded by the type of guitar. The guitar had a profound influence on many musical forms including blues, bluegrass, country, flamenco, jazz, folk, heavy metal, rock, soul, raggae, and modern pop. The Guitar's history can be primarily traced back to "el quitarra" in Spain although it is thought to have been influenced by the "oud", an instrument brought to Spain by the invading Morors. Originally 4 strings, it gained an extra two in the seventeenth century.



Book 7


Code 9046
365 Guitars, Amps & Effects You Must Play
320 pages
Color photos
Soft cover
21 x 17 cm
0,753 kg
English

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.