Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar

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Doubleday #ad - Every guitar player will want to read this book twice. 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 even the casual music fan will find a thrilling narrative that weaves together cultural history, race, musical history, politics, business case studies, advertising, and technological discovery. Daniel levitin, and the players and builders who brought it to life For generations the electric guitar has been an international symbol of freedom, rebellion, its explosive impact on music and culture, Wall Street JournalAn unprecedented history of the electric guitar, danger, and hedonism.

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, carlos santana, eddie van Halen, and dozens more players and creators, Steve Vai, Keith Richards, Play It Loud is the story of how a band of innovators transformed an idea into a revolution.

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It's a story of inventors and iconoclasts, prodigies, of scam artists, and mythologizers as varied and original as the instruments they spawned.

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History of the American Guitar: 1833 to the Present Day

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Backbeat #ad - The book presents every important episode in the story of the American luthier's art and is an unparalleled resource for every musician collector and music fan. Guitar history. Over 75 brand names are represented with more than 300 guitars photographed in stunning detail including Bigsby Danelectro D'Angelico D'Aquisto Ditson Dobro Dyer Epiphone Fender Gibson Gretsch James Trussart Kay Maccaferri Martin Micro-Frets Mosrite Oahu Ovation Regal Rickenbacker Stella Stromberg Suhr Taylor Vega Washburn Wilkanowski and many more.

The interrelated stories of the guitar mandolin and banjo are mixed seamlessly with the history of the diverse American music that grew and prospered with these instruments from country to blues from jazz to rock. The bulk of the instruments illustrated were part of the celebrated collection of Scott Chinery photographed before Chinery's untimely death and the subsequent break-up of his unique collection.

History of the American Guitar: 1833 to the Present Day #ad - Backbeat Books. From that historic moment the book takes readers on a fascinating and comprehensive visual tour of U. S. First published in 2001 and now updated and expanded Êhistory of the American GuitarÊ begins in New York City in the 1830s with the arrival of Christian Martin from Germany to set up the Martin company.

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Cassell #ad - Backbeat Books. Tracing the history and influence of the company, in an easy-to-read format, with a level of detail no other book can rival. Over 250 guitars in every model, style and finish are lovingly photographed and detailed, from the greatest to the rarest - Strats, Teles and the infamous Marauder.

Arguably one of the greatest influences on modern music! Leo fender's guitars have arguably had the greatest influence on modern music than any other make of guitar. These vintage guitars are among the most loved and collectible instruments in the world. Working with a worldwide network of collectors each model has been photographed specially for the book and alongside these exceptionally rare guitars are reproductions of Fender ephemera - the largest collection anyone will have ever seen.

Fender #ad - Includes hundreds of never-before-seen images from recently unearthed archives and specially commissioned shoots around the world. Over 250 guitars in every model, telecasters, style and finish are lovingly photographed and detailed, from the greatest to the rarest--Stratocasters, and the infamous Marauder.

Traces the history and influence of the instrument in an easy-to-read format, accompanied by hundreds of images unearthed from the archives. Hardcover. 288 pages.

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The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll

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Scribner #ad - When leo fender’s tiny firm marketed the first solid-body electric guitar, the Esquire, musicians immediately saw its appeal. The company designed an “axe” that would make Fender’s Esquire look cheap and convinced Les Paul—whose endorsement Leo Fender had sought—to put his name on it. By the time jimi hendrix played “the star-spangled banner” at woodstock in 1969 on his Fender Stratocaster, it was clear that electric instruments—Fender or Gibson—had launched music into a radical new age, empowering artists with a vibrancy and volume never before attainable.

A riveting saga in the history of rock ‘n’ roll: the decades-long rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar’s amplified sound—Leo Fender and Les Paul—and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built.

The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll #ad - In the years after world war ii, music was evolving from big-band jazz into the primordial elements of rock ’n’ roll—and these louder styles demanded revolutionary instruments. Backbeat Books. Over 250 guitars in every model, from the greatest to the rarest--Stratocasters, telecasters, style and finish are lovingly photographed and detailed, and the infamous Marauder.

Traces the history and influence of the instrument in an easy-to-read format, accompanied by hundreds of images unearthed from the archives. Hardcover. 288 pages. While fender was a quiet, half-blind, self-taught radio repairman from rural Orange County, Paul was a brilliant but egomaniacal pop star and guitarist who spent years toying with new musical technologies.

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Confessions of a Vintage Guitar Dealer: The Memoirs of Norman Harris

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Hal Leonard #ad - Backbeat Books. In Êconfessions of a vintage guitar DealerÊ Norman Harris tells how he became the world's leading seller of vintage guitars. Arguably one of the greatest influences on modern music! As founder and owner of the legendary store norman's rare Guitars, he has sold some of the finest fretted string instruments to the biggest stars in the world, Tom Petty, including George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and many others.

In 1970 harris moved to Los Angeles in hopes of hitting the big time in music. As founder and owner of the legendary store norman's Rare Guitars he has sold some of the finest fretted string instruments to the biggest stars in the world including George Harrison Bob Dylan Tom Petty and many others. In 1970 harris moved to Los Angeles in hopes of hitting the big time in music.

Confessions of a Vintage Guitar Dealer: The Memoirs of Norman Harris #ad - At the same time hollywood was beginning to realize the value of time-correct instruments in film and the recording industry recognized the high-quality sound vintage instruments produced. His first plan was performing but plan B was buying and selling guitars and he had no idea how much opportunity for this there would be.

Many groups came to la also hoping to hit it big but those who didn't might have to sell their instruments. In confessions of a vintage Guitar Dealer, Norman Harris tells how he became the world's leading seller of vintage guitars. Over 250 guitars in every model, style and finish are lovingly photographed and detailed, telecasters, from the greatest to the rarest--Stratocasters, and the infamous Marauder.

Traces the history and influence of the instrument in an easy-to-read format, accompanied by hundreds of images unearthed from the archives.

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The Strat in the Attic: Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology

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Voyageur Press #ad - Arguably one of the greatest influences on modern music! Over 250 guitars in every model, style and finish are lovingly photographed and detailed, telecasters, from the greatest to the rarest--Stratocasters, and the infamous Marauder. Traces the history and influence of the instrument in an easy-to-read format, accompanied by hundreds of images unearthed from the archives.

Hardcover. 288 pages. Confessions of a vintage Guitar Dealer Book Series Hardcover Written by Norman Harris. The mint fender broadcaster forgotten under a bed in a neighbor’s house. A golden fender Stratocaster hidden away in an attic for 30 years. In confessions of a vintage Guitar Dealer, Norman Harris tells how he became the world's leading seller of vintage guitars.

The Strat in the Attic: Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology #ad - As founder and owner of the legendary store norman's rare Guitars, including George Harrison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, he has sold some of the finest fretted string instruments to the biggest stars in the world, and many others. In 1970 harris moved to Los Angeles in hopes of hitting the big time in music.

. Baby boomers who wish they’d been rock ’n’ roll stars have shot the market into the stratosphere for classic models. As with automobiles, hidden away in an attic, finding that classic guitar stashed away beneath a bed, in a closet, or in the dusty corner of a guitar shop is the Holy Grail. The 1960s rickenbacker bought for $50 at a garage sale!  These days, classic vintage guitars can bring Ferrari and Porsche prices.

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The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1963

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Flatiron Books #ad - He covers the trajectories of the big name acts like elvis presley, chuck berry, and marion Keisker, the “5” Royales, Buddy Holly, and Ray Charles, Sam Phillips’s assistant, while also filling in gaps of knowledge and celebrating forgotten heroes such as the Burnette brothers, who played an integral part in launching Elvis’s career.

For all music lovers and rock & roll fans, ward spins story after story of some of the most unforgettable and groundbreaking moments in rock history, record executives, introducing us along the way to the musicians, DJs, and producers who were at the forefront of the genre and had a hand in creating the music we all know and love today.

The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1963 #ad - Arguably one of the greatest influences on modern music! In confessions of a vintage Guitar Dealer, Norman Harris tells how he became the world's leading seller of vintage guitars. Ed ward covers the first half of the history of rock & roll in this sweeping and definitive narrative―from the 1920s, and concluding in December 1963, when the music of rambling medicine shows mingled with the songs of vaudeville and minstrel acts to create the very early sounds of country and rhythm and blues, to the rise of the first independent record labels post-World War II, just as an immense change in the airwaves took hold and the Beatles prepared for their first American tour.

Over 250 guitars in every model, telecasters, from the greatest to the rarest--Stratocasters, style and finish are lovingly photographed and detailed, and the infamous Marauder. Traces the history and influence of the instrument in an easy-to-read format, accompanied by hundreds of images unearthed from the archives.

Hardcover. 288 pages.

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Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop

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Grove Press #ad - As founder and owner of the legendary store norman's rare Guitars, he has sold some of the finest fretted string instruments to the biggest stars in the world, including George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and many others. In 1970 harris moved to Los Angeles in hopes of hitting the big time in music.

Over 250 guitars in every model, from the greatest to the rarest--Stratocasters, telecasters, style and finish are lovingly photographed and detailed, and the infamous Marauder. Traces the history and influence of the instrument in an easy-to-read format, accompanied by hundreds of images unearthed from the archives.

Hardcover. 288 pages. Confessions of a vintage Guitar Dealer Book Series Hardcover Written by Norman Harris. In anatomy of a song, based on the ongoing wall street Journal column, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five transformative songs woven from interviews with the artists who created them.

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Joni mitchell remembers living in a cave on Crete with the "mean old daddy" who inspired her 1971 hit "Carey.

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Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World

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Liberty Street #ad - Inside is an exclusive look into the incredible collections of the world's most illustrious players, Steve Earle, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Robbie Robertson of the Band, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Elliot Easton of the Cars, Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, Joe Bonamassa, Randy Bachman, Jimmie Vaughan, including Eric Johnson, and many more.

Arguably one of the greatest influences on modern music! . In confessions of a vintage Guitar Dealer, Norman Harris tells how he became the world's leading seller of vintage guitars. As founder and owner of the legendary store norman's rare Guitars, Bob Dylan, he has sold some of the finest fretted string instruments to the biggest stars in the world, Tom Petty, including George Harrison, and many others.

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Hardcover. 288 pages. Confessions of a vintage Guitar Dealer Book Series Hardcover Written by Norman Harris. His first plan was performing, but plan B was buying and selling guitars, and he had no idea how much opportunity for this there would be.

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1001 Guitars You Must Play Before You Die 1001 Universe

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Universe #ad - Universe Publishing NY. Lavishly illustrated, comprehensive, authoritative—this definitive guide to the most important and groundbreaking guitars is the perfect book for aspiring musicians and serious fans alike. Since then, it has become the world’s most consequential instrument, and contemporary music is unimaginable without it.

This latest volume in the hugely popular 1001 series surveys the world’s most popular musical instrument. In confessions of a vintage Guitar Dealer, Norman Harris tells how he became the world's leading seller of vintage guitars. Time Home Entertainment. Details about technical and design specifications are included, and lively texts highlight some of the greatest guitar performances of all time.

1001 Guitars You Must Play Before You Die 1001 Universe #ad - Popular culture has enjoyed an intense love affair with the guitar in both its acoustic and electric forms. From the classic and obscure to the simple and high-tech, Ibanez, Les Paul, the most notable guitars from Fender, Epiphone, Martin, and numerous other brands are featured in this one-of-a-kind book.

Backbeat Books. As founder and owner of the legendary store norman's rare Guitars, he has sold some of the finest fretted string instruments to the biggest stars in the world, including George Harrison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, and many others. In 1970 harris moved to Los Angeles in hopes of hitting the big time in music.

Although quite ancient, the guitar only achieved recognition as a serious instrument in the late nineteenth century.

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Electric Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia

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Chartwell Books #ad - 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, and memorabilia, rare and unusual instruments from all major manufacturers in studio-quality photographs, original ads, plus illustrations of key players, 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.

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In words and pictures, detailed descriptions of just why the electric guitar is the most exciting icon of modern pop music. Backbeat Books. Time Home Entertainment. Arguably one of the greatest influences on modern music!

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