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Burst Believers II

by Vic DaPra
The slang “burst” has been used to describe a specific Gubson Les Paul. Manufactured from 1958 to 1960. From the dozens of guitar idols, who played it and those fortunate enough to have owned one or more, the Gibson Les Paul sunburst possesses a mystique and magic, not found in any other electric guitar. With its unique sound, spectacular beauty and playability, the burst has shaped the landscape of the blues/rock genre, as we know it today. The “Burst Believers II” in this book, John Sebastian, Mick Taylor, Paul Rodgers, Drew Berlin, Dickey Betts, Randy Bachman, Matthias Jabs, Howard Leese, Paul Warren, Charlie Daniels, Billy Squire, Paul Stanley, Warren Haynes, Gary Rossington, George Gruhn, Berrnie Marsden, Robby Krieger, Phil Keaggy, Rick Vito, Tak Matsumoto, and many more, have been kind enough to share their experienced and stories that you will enjoy reading. From the hundreds of color photographs, to the serial number index make this book a “must” for players and collectors alike.
00139084Hardcover $69.99
 
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Burst Believers III

by Vic DaPra
The holy grail of electric guitars is back for a third time! The impact of this guitar has and continues to shake the music world. From the dozens of guitar idols, who played it and those fortunate enough to have owned one or more, the Gibson Les Paul Sunburst possesses a mystique and magic, not found in any other electric guitar. From the hundreds of color photographs, to the serial number index make this book a “must” for players and collectors alike.
00218000Hardcover $85.00
 
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Burst Believers IV

by Vic Da Pra & David Plues
In this edition, Billy Gibbons, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Slash, Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh, Carlos Santana, Joe Perry, Sonny Landreth, Gary Grainger, Ace Frehley, Duff McKagan, Joe Bonamassa, Albert Molinaro, Drew Berlin, Jim McCarty, Deacon Frey, Paul Stanley, Rick Vito, Rick Nielsen, Sid Bishop, John Sykes, Marcus Demi, Dzal Martin, Jack Moore, Billy Squier, Eelco Gelling, Ted Turner, Bernie Marsden, Ed King, Gary Moore, Gary Rossington, Gordon Kennedy, Mike Bloomfield, Rick Hirsch and many more. This is the final book in the Burst Believers series with some of the finest photographs and interesting articles ever seen! 264 pages.
00287873 $85.00
 
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C.F. Martin & His Guitars, 1796-1873

by Philip F. Gura
The Martin is considered the finest acoustic guitar in the world, a distinction it has held for more the 160 years. Philip Gura Chronicles the career of Christian Frederick Martin from his humble start as an importer and repairman of musical instruments in New York City in the 1830s through his move to Nazareth, Pennsylvania, and the founding of C.F. Martin & Company. Gura is the first historian to throughly study the Martin company records dating back to the 1830s. Using this rich archive, he establishes how a German immigrant from Saxony's guild tradition became the finest American guitar maker of his time. The many sketches and hundreds of photographs illustrate how Martin adapted his artisanal craft to modern industrial methods. Includes an 80-page color section!
00001596352 pages, 7x11 $29.99
 
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Celtic Cittern

by Doc Rossi
Although the cittern has a history spanning 500 years and several countries, like its cousin the Irish bouzouki, it is a relative newcomer to contemporary traditional music. Doc Rossi, a well-known citternist in both traditional and early music, has created this book for intermediate to advanced players who want to improve their technique, develop ideas and learn new repertoire. Guitarists can play all of the tunes in this book on the guitar by tuning C F C G C F, low to high, and putting a capo at the second fret. The lowest line in the tablature then corresponds to the fifth string. The CD features all the tunes played at a medium tempo.
00001460Book/CD Pack $19.99
 
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