The PRS Electric Guitar Book

THE PRS GUITAR BOOK: A COMPLETE HISTORY OF PAUL REED SMITH GUITARS

Author: Dave Burrluck

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 1480386278

Category: Music

Page: 160

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(Book). PRS guitars today appeal to a growing number of musicians, from Carlos Santana to Al Di Meola, from Zach Myers to Mark Tremonti. This book examines every part of PRS history, with an in-depth story, beautiful photographs, and detailed collector's info. Paul Reed Smith set up his first PRS factory in 1985 in Maryland and has devised guitars from the regular Custom and McCarty models, through the outrageously decorated Dragon specials and the controversial Singlecut, and on to recent achievements such as the Mira, Dave Grissom DGT, JA-15, and the S2 models. Dozens of guitars are pictured inside along with players, ads, catalogs, and rare memorabilia. A detailed reference section helps musicians and collectors identify and date PRS instruments, making this revised and updated edition of The PRS Electric Guitar Book a must for all guitar fans.
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The PRS Guitar Book

The PRS Guitar Book details every facet of the wonderful electric guitars made by PRS, the Maryland-based company founded in 1985 by musician and guitar builder Paul Reed Smith.

Author: Dave Burrluck

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781476853987

Category: Music

Page: 174

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The PRS Guitar Book details every facet of the wonderful electric guitars made by PRS, the Maryland-based company founded in 1985 by musician and guitar builder Paul Reed Smith. The paperback edition is updated to include all the latest information on the acclaimed Singlecut models, as well as the intriguing story of the Santana SE – the company's first venture into overseas manufacture. An inviting narrative describes the evolution of this internationally renowned guitar maker, while dynamic color photography spotlights outstanding PRS guitars such as the Signature, signed by Smith; the Dragon, sporting opulent shell inlays; the Swamp Ash Special and Rosewood Limited, using non-standard materials; and ultra-rare models from limited and custom runs. Other featured guitars include the latest acoustic-electrics, and the Santana models that celebrate the partnership between PRS guitars and their best-known player, Carlos Santana. A special section highlights the company's famed use of highly patterned maple woods, displaying the most stunning “flame-top” and “quilt-top” examples. This definitive book also provides an absorbing photo-essay on the making of a PRS guitar, plus specifications for identifying and dating PRS instruments.
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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.

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Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785835721

Category: Music

Page: 320

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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.
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Guitar

This comprehensive listing includes the books that were useful to us during the research for this volume, ... (ed) Echo & Twang: Classic Guitar Music Of The 50s (Backbeat 2001); Electric Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia (Thunder ...

Author: Nigel Osborne

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785834380

Category: Music

Page: 320

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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.
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History of the American Guitar

BOOKS CONSULTED Charles Alexander (ed) Masters Of Jazz Guitar (Miller Freeman 1999); Tony Bacon Electric Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia (Thunder Bay/Balafon 2000), Flying V, Explorer Firebird (Backbeat 2011).

Author: Tony Bacon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781476856384

Category: Music

Page: 160

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HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN GUITAR
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Play It Loud

An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar Brad Tolinski, Alan di Perna. BIBLIOGRAPHY Babiuk, Andy. ... The PRS Guitar Book: A Complete History of Paul Reed Smith Guitars. New York: Backbeat Books, 1999.

Author: Brad Tolinski

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385541008

Category: Music

Page: 400

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The inspiration for the Play It Loud exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art "Every guitar player will want to read this book twice. And even the casual music fan will find a thrilling narrative that weaves together cultural history, musical history, race, politics, business case studies, advertising, and technological discovery." —Daniel Levitin, Wall Street Journal For generations the electric guitar has been an international symbol of freedom, danger, rebellion, and hedonism. In Play It Loud, veteran music journalists Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna bring the history of this iconic instrument to roaring life. It's a story of inventors and iconoclasts, of scam artists, prodigies, and mythologizers as varied and original as the instruments they spawned. Play It Loud uses twelve landmark guitars—each of them artistic milestones in their own right—to illustrate the conflict and passion the instruments have inspired. It introduces Leo Fender, a man who couldn't play a note but whose innovations helped transform the guitar into the explosive sound machine it is today. Some of the most significant social movements of the twentieth century are indebted to the guitar: It was an essential element in the fight for racial equality in the entertainment industry; a mirror to the rise of the teenager as social force; a linchpin of punk's sound and ethos. And today the guitar has come full circle, with contemporary titans such as Jack White of The White Stripes, Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys bringing some of the earliest electric guitar forms back to the limelight. Featuring interviews with Les Paul, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, and dozens more players and creators, Play It Loud is the story of how a band of innovators transformed an idea into a revolution.
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The Stratocaster Chronicles

He wrote the foreword for The PRS Guitar Book , and contributed chapters to Gibson Guitars , 100 Years of an American Icon ; The Electric Guitar ; Electric Guitars of the Fifties ; and Electric Guitars of the Sixties ; among others ...

Author: Tom Wheeler

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 0634056786

Category: Music

Page: 280

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(Book). The world's most famous guitar had a golden anniversary in 2004, and this official, authorized book/CD package offers the best photos, quotes, facts and sounds to properly celebrate this achievement. From Buddy Holly to Jimi Hendrix to today's hottest players, the Fender Stratocaster defines rock'n'roll for generations of fans and players. Special features include exclusive photos from the world's greatest guitar collection, as well as a CD with musical examples of famous Strat sounds and styles hilariously performed by Greg Koch even spoken excerpts from the author's interviews with the Strat's beloved inventor, Leo Fender. This book also recognizes that the Stratocaster's deeper significance lies in the music that guitarists have created with it. You'll hear what Strat players have to say about their instrument, their music and each other. The Fender Stratocaster both reflects and influences popular culture worldwide. The Stratocaster Chronicles focuses on the people who brought it into the world, the designers and builders who refined it, and the players who have taken it from there.
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The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook

The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook is divided by type into nine chapters, each telling the full story of a major type of guitar.

Author: Tony Bacon

Publisher: Race Point Publishing

ISBN: 9781610588423

Category: Music

Page: 288

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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.
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How to Build Electric Guitars

The instructions are fairly simple and don't delve into the intricacies of finishing, modifying, or setting up the guitar. Luckily, that's what this book will show you. I've always wondered why there aren't more kits featuring this ...

Author: Will Kelly

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9781610585651

Category: Music

Page: 208

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In the past few years the market for electric guitar kits and parts has exploded. For every two enthusiasts, there are four opinions on how properly to fill woodgrain. In this book, Will Kelly cuts through all that noise and shows how, with a little patience and some inexpensive tools, the average person can turn a modest investment into a gig-worthy instrument and perhaps even a lifelong hobby. Kelly presents guitar-building in a progressive fashion, beginning with a simple Stratocaster-style kit with a bolt-on neck and continuing on to a "relic'd" Telecaster-style build, two Gibson-style set-neck models, and a custom double-neck mash-up. Because each build is more involved than the previous, the reader builds on his or her skill set and acquires only the tools necessary for the reader's level of interest. Kelly shows how to apply finishes, choose and install hardware, wire electronics, execute the final assembly, and set up the finished guitar for proper action and intonation.
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The Electric Guitar Sourcebook

In this book, Dave Hunter looks at the development of the electric guitar since the earliest instruments in the late 1930s, and how, since then, guitar makers and players have sought to define and refine all the elements that create a ...

Author: Dave Hunter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781476853482

Category: Music

Page: 207

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ELECTRIC GUITAR SOURCEBOOK
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