The Epiphone Guitar Book

Author: Walter Carter
Editor: Backbeat Books
ISBN: 9781617130977
Size: 14,66 MB
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(Book). The story of Epiphone, one of the oldest and most famous guitar companies, is told by former staff historian Walter Carter. It's an epic story spanning three centuries, from Old World roots in the 19th century to the golden age of American makers in the 20th century and onward into the global market of the new millennium. It's the story of America's business, from an individual luthier to a family business and on to corporate ownership. And it's the story of American popular music, powered by Epiphone guitars, from big-bodied Emperor that drove the swing bands of the 1930s, to the electric hollowbodies of the 1960s used by The Beatles and studio ace Howard Roberts, to custom solidbody models for such modern rockers as Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Jeff Waters (Annihilator), and Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance). Beautifully illustrated with photos of all the important Epiphone instruments and the extraordinary musicians who played them, this is a fascinating history of an iconic name in the world of the guitar.

Electric Guitars

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Editor: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785835725
Size: 15,83 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Epiphone

Author: Jim Fisch
Editor: Amsco Music
ISBN: 9780825614538
Size: 12,58 MB
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Traces the history of the Stathopoulo family from their roots in Greece to the formation of Epiphone and on through to the sale of the company to Gibson in 1957.

Guild Guitar Book

Author: Hans Moust
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780634009662
Size: 14,80 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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(Book). Guild guitars have been around since the early 1950s, and by the beginning of the '60s, the company had established a solid reputation for its electric and acoustic archtops, which are still widely regarded today. Despite this enduring popularity, little was known about the history of Guild. The Guild Guitar Book is the result of years of intensive research and countless photo sessions. It includes a thorough history of the company and its guitars, including serial numbers, specifications, original prices, and all the information needed to date Guild guitars. Features hundreds of photos, with a beautiful 40-page color section. Now Back in Print!

The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook

Author: Tony Bacon
Editor: Race Point Pub
ISBN: 193799404X
Size: 13,56 MB
Format: PDF
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A stunning visual guide to the guitar – with detailed profiles of everything from the legendary Martin flat-tops to Fender’s twelve-string electrics and everything in between. The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook tells the full story of every major type of guitar. With a chapter devoted to each branch of the guitar family, Tony Bacon casts his expert eye over some of the world’s greatest guitars and the stars who have played them. Combining the history of the world’s most popular instrument with a unique geographical focus, The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook gives a global picture of guitar making from the United States to the Far East and from Europe to Australia.

Acoustic Guitars

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Editor: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785835717
Size: 14,72 MB
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Acoustic Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive guide of its type ever produced, covering decades of great instruments and the people who played them. You will find here the highest quality photos of acoustic guitars produced by every significant maker, from Alvarez to Zemaitis, plus detailed information, and a host of action pictures of important players from pop, rock, jazz, country classical, blues, and folk. An acoustic guitar need not be a simple brown box with a neck attached. Acoustic Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia celebrates the unusual, the different and the purely bizarre in addition to the assured roots-based craft of the finest unadorned instruments, underlining the sheer diversity and variety of the acoustic stringed instruments that have been built and sold and played through three centuries. Here are resonator guitars made since the 1920s by Dobro, National, and others, often with highly decorated metal bodies; revered flat-tops from Martin, Taylor, Gibson, and more; peculiarly shaped and oddly featured creations from many of the custom builders; early 20th-century harp guitars with extra strings and extended bodies; creative archtops from D’Angelico, Epiphone, Benedetto, and more; and plastic-equipped constructions from Ovation. The comprehensive and informative text is in a clear A-to-Z format organized by brand name, written and researched by a unique team of the world’s leading authorities on the subject. Acoustic Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia shows in words and pictures just why and how the acoustic guitar continues to be the most popular musical instrument in the world.

The Jazz Guitar Stylings Of Howard Roberts

Author: MITCH HOLDER
Editor: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609745973
Size: 13,97 MB
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The Jazz Stylings of Howard Roberts consists of transcriptions of melody, solo, comping examples and ensemble passages from Howard's extensive solo albums spanning from the '50's to the '70's in accurate detail. There is a bio of HR (as he was affectionately known to all of his acquaintances and fans) with personal comments from Pete Jolly, well known LA jazz and studio pianist who was best friends with Howard going back to their early days in Phoenix. an extensive section covers the history and development of the Epiphone© and Gibson© signature guitars that Howard created along with the Benson® amp story, which is told by Howard's original partner, Ron Benson, the first of the 'boutique' amplifier companies, so common today. Along the way, Howard's involvement with guitar education and publishing is described culminating in the opening of the Guitar Institute of Technology (now the Musicians Institute) in 1977. A discography of Howard's solo albums as well as the key hit records he played on and a list of the major motion picture soundtracks he participated in as a studio musician in Los Angeles are also included.

Epiphone

Author: Walter Carter
Editor: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9780793550463
Size: 15,37 MB
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Read the fascinating story of a family business that fell on hard times, was saved by a former competitor, and eventually enjoyed a time as the manufacturer of the best-selling brand of guitars in the world. Guitar historian Walter Carter's sixth book reveals the history of this premier guitar company from 1873 to today, detailing the glory years of the 1930s, the Gibson/USA era in the 60s, and the modern age of Japanese/Korean production. Features a collector's reference section with model histories and serial number lists, interviews with important Ephiphone artists, and over 150 photos, including a 16-page color section.

The New Gibson Les Paul And Epiphone Wiring Diagrams Book How To Wire And Hot Rod Your Guitar

Author: Tim Swike
Editor: Snotboards
ISBN: 1442107405
Size: 19,72 MB
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Learn step by step how to completely wire a Gibson or Epiphone Les Paul and all of the potentiometers, capacitors, switches, ground wires, hot wires, pickups, output jack, and bridge ground. Even if you dont own a Gibson, this guide will teach you how to wire a Les Paul style guitar with 1, 2, or 3 pickups. This book will also show you the secret "hot rod" techniques that the pros use on their Les Pauls like: coil cutting, phase switching, series wiring, parallel wiring, pickup-on switching, toggle switching, mini toggle switching, varitone switching, rotary switching, blend pots, push pull pots, stacked concentric pots, and much more. Plus, you will learn everything you've ever wanted to know about 4-wire humbuckers and active pickups. This book is printed in black and white. A full color ebook is also included.

The Electric Guitar

Author: André Millard
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801878626
Size: 12,90 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"In The Electric Guitar, scholars working in American studies, business history, the history of technology, and musicology come together to explore the instrument's importance as an invention and its peculiar place in American culture. Documenting the critical and evolving relationship among inventors, craftsmen, musicians, businessmen, music writers, and fans, the contributors look at the guitar not just as an instrument but as a mass produced consumer good that changed the sound of popular music and the self-image of musicians."--BOOK JACKET.