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Backpackers Songbook

compiled by Ron Middlebrook
Backpacking is the third largest sport in America, and this 6"" x 9"" spiral-bound book will be in the back country with the hikers. Contains lyrics and chord changes for more than 200 songs, from the best of folk and songs from around the world to songs of the holidays. Also includes complete guitar and banjo chord charts for the backpacker, and much more! A must even if you don't go backpacking!
00000004 $5.50
 
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Burst Believers

by Vic DaPra
The term “burst” has been used to describe a specific Gibson Les Paul guitar manufactured from 1958 to 1960. The impact of this guitar has and continues to shake the music world. For dozens of guitar idols who’ve 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. 136 pages, 8-1/2” x 11”.
00117070Hardcover $59.99
 
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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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Cowboy Guitars

by Steve Evans and Ron Middlebrook, foreword by Roy Rogers, Jr.
Back in the good old days, all of America was infatuated with the singing cowboys of movies and radio. This huge interest led to the production of "cowboy guitars." This fun, fact-filled book is an outstanding roundup of these wonderful instruments.
00000281Softcover (232 pages) $35.00
00000303Hardcover (234 pages) $55.00
 
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D’Angelico, Master Guitar Builder

What’s in a Name?
by Frank Green
Certainly no name resonates across the spruce and maple boundaries of the classic American guitar like that of John D’Angelico, master guitar builder. Here in personal and cooperative histories, anecdotes, and first-hand accounts, Frank Green has infused the name of the master with life and vitality. Includes a 24-page color section and hundreds of rare photographs.
00000202 $24.95
 

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