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May 2014



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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