August

Book

Voyageur Press Publishes "The Gibson Les Paul: The Illustrated History of the Guitar That Changed Rock"

May 30, 2014
Starting with the Les Paul’s history and origins, the book traces the history and evolution of the guitar, from its 1952 introduction to the present day.
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Staff Picks: Book Worms

March 4, 2014
Books! Check 'em out! Veteran folkie John Hammond, PG editors, and our Reader of the Month discuss great guitar lit to learn from.
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Book Excerpt: "Rolling Stones Gear"

February 6, 2014
If you've ever wondered what instruments and gear the Stones have used to make their iconic music over the years, Andy Babiuk's new photo-rich book tells all.
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Hal Leonard to Publish "The History of Marshall: The First Fifty Years"

December 11, 2013
The book features coverage of Marshall’s 2012 fiftieth-anniversary year, history of Marshall’s factory locations, and detailed specs on Marshall’s products.
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Backbeat Books to Publish "Guitar Effects Pedals: The Practical Handbook"

December 4, 2013
The updated version includes profiles of more than 20 contemporary pedal builders.
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Backbeat Books Publishes "Rolling Stones Gear"

November 15, 2013
A history of The Rolling Stones as told through the instruments they used on the stage and in the studio.
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Hal Leonard Releases The Martin Ukulele Book

August 20, 2013
Drawing heavily from the extensive archives at the Martin factory, Hal Leonard has published a book detailing the history of Martin's ukuleles.
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Blue Book Releases 14th Edition Electric and Acoustic Guitar Valuation Books

October 17, 2012
Covering both vintage and modern guitars, acoustic flattops and archtops, hollowbody and solidbody electrics, as well as basses, these books are all encompassing.
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Book Review: "Guitar Lessons" by Bob Taylor

March 15, 2011
Bob Taylor Guitar Lessons Wiley Publishing Guitarmaker Bob Taylor has become synonymous with acoustic guitars since his early days of working out of a small San Diego workshop, fittingly named
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Book Review: "Q on Producing" By Quincy Jones with Bill Gibson

February 15, 2011
The 302-page book offers plenty of practical Q wisdom through his own words, those of co-writer Bill Gibson and those of a long list of notable collaborators like Phil Ramone and Paul Jackson, Jr.
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Book Review: "Life" By Keith Richards with James Fox

December 21, 2010
Few autobiographies by guitarists have been—or will be—as important as this tome by the lead guitarist of one of the most significant rock bands ever.
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Book Review: "The Ultimate Metallica" By Ross Halfin

October 20, 2010
See Metallica''s career through photographer Ross Halfin''s lens.
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September 2010 Media Preview

August 17, 2010
Don’t Shoot! I’m the Guitar Man, Stones in Exile, Classic Albums: Paranoid
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August 2010 Media Preview

July 20, 2010
Videos reviewed: Chickenfoot – Get Your Buzz On, Judas Priest – British Steel: 30th Anniversary Edition, Guitar Player Wanted, Vocals a Plus
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Media Preview - July 2010

June 16, 2010
Still Inside: The Tony Rice Story, Neil Young: Long May You Run: The Illustrated History, Vicki Genfan’s 3D Acoustic Guitar
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Media Preview May '10

April 15, 2010
Motörhead: In the Studio, Meshuggah – Alive, Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker
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Media Preview April '10

March 11, 2010
Gibson’s Fabulous Flat-Top Guitars— An Illustrated History & Guide, Pretenders: Live in London, Johnny A.—One November Night
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Media Preview March '10

February 11, 2010
Full Metal Jackie Certified: The 50 Most Influential Heavy Metal Songs of the ‘80s, The Fender Telecaster Handbook, Rock and Roll Tourist, Shovel Headed Tour Machine: Live At Wacken & Other Assorted Atrocities (Exodus), The T.A.M.I. Show: Collector’s Edition
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Media Preview February 2010

January 14, 2010
Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock, Let It Bleed: The Rolling Stones, Altamont, and the End of the Sixties, Jimi Hendrix Gear, Thin Lizzy – Are You Ready?, Billy Idol – In Super Overdrive Live, ZZ Top – Double Down Live
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Media Preview January '10

December 17, 2009
BOOKS: Led Zeppelin: Good Times Bad Times: A Visual Biography of the Ultimate Band & The Les Paul Guitar Book DVDs: Secret Policeman’s Balls: The Secret Policeman Rocks!, Guitar Setup and Maintenance & More Guitar Setup and Basic Modifications
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