The Guitar Handbook: A Unique Source Book for the Guitar Player- Amateur or Professional, Acoustic or Electric, Rock, Blues, Jazz or Folk

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The most comprehensive resource available for beginning and experienced guitarists alike, whether acoustic or electric. Completely redesigned and with many more full-color photos than the original, this new edition surveys recent models and profiles current masters, includes an expanded lesson section, and encompasses 10 years of technological change in recording and amplification.

A comprehensive, fully illustrated guide and ...

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Overview

The most comprehensive resource available for beginning and experienced guitarists alike, whether acoustic or electric. Completely redesigned and with many more full-color photos than the original, this new edition surveys recent models and profiles current masters, includes an expanded lesson section, and encompasses 10 years of technological change in recording and amplification.

A comprehensive, fully illustrated guide and instruction manual.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679742753
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1992
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 297,194
  • Product dimensions: 8.51 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2003

    Pretty good

    Its a pretty good book for beginners but much of it is - well not thorough, and since I have almost no contact with other guitarists, this book made it a bit harder for me. Worth the time to read it though, and is one of the better books Ive seen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2002

    Good book for a beginner with zero previous knowledge

    This book reads more like an apologist novel than an instruction manual, including testimonials and reasoning behind the nomenclature involved with guitar. Some of the instruction is a bit vague, particularly when it comes to more complex subjects - such as scales and chord progressions. There is a good dictionary-type section in the back that illustrates all the chords a beginner would need to know. Overall, the book supplies ample material in a wide scope, ranging from electronic configuration to explanation of musical styles to maintenance and repair. I would certainly recommend it, though it is lacking in some areas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2002

    The best guitar handbook I've ever seen...

    The Guitar Handbook is the best guitar handbook I've ever read or seen. It's information covers everything you could want to know. It evens covers the different types of picking.This book is a must for the beginner or even an experienced guitar player...

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