Electric Guitar: The Illustrated Encyclopedia

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Updated for 2009, Electric Guitar: The Illustrated Encyclopedia is the most complete guide ever written for the modern guitarist—filled with everything you need to know about electric guitars in one massive, unique, information-packed book. Follow the stories behind more than 100 iconic brands—from Alembic to Zemaitis—and lust after the greatest and most desirable models from the 1930s to the present, depicted here in fantastic full-color images. Discover the playing styles of some of the all-time greats—Keith ...
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Overview


Updated for 2009, Electric Guitar: The Illustrated Encyclopedia is the most complete guide ever written for the modern guitarist—filled with everything you need to know about electric guitars in one massive, unique, information-packed book. Follow the stories behind more than 100 iconic brands—from Alembic to Zemaitis—and lust after the greatest and most desirable models from the 1930s to the present, depicted here in fantastic full-color images. Discover the playing styles of some of the all-time greats—Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Eddie Van Halen—and learn to improve your techniques as you dig deeper into ten essential modern genres, including rock, pop, blues, country, African, jazz, and more. Learn how to string, tune, and set up your guitar; how to replace a pickup; and how to clean, maintain, and store your treasured instrument. Plus, get all the inside info on the coolest amps and gear you need to shred like a rock star. Electric Guitar also features more than 320 full-color pages, filled with text written by world renowned guitar gurus, more than 1,200 photographs, cool memorabilia, original ads, and rockin’ extras that will thrill both guitar aficionados and beginners.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592239665
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
  • Publication date: 5/26/2009
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 727,393
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Tony Bacon is a leading writer on the guitar and is the author of The Ultimate Guitar Book, and The Fender Book, which have combined sales of more than 300,000 copies. He has edited and/or contributed to many other books, including Classic Guitars of the Fifties, Classic Guitars of the Sixties, and The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. He makes his home just outside London, England.
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