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The Other Brands of Gibson

by Paul Fox
From 1929 through 1961 Gibson, Inc. of Kalamazoo, MI produced over 30 brands of musical instruments that did not carry the Gibson name. Many of these brands may be familiar, with names such as Recording King, National and Washburn, while many others are brands that only a handful of avid Gibsonites will know, such as Werlein Leader, Grinnell, Truett, and many more. This book is a complete guide to all of the other brands Gibson produced, complete with detailed descriptions, photos and rare examples of existing instruments from collectors around the world. If you’re hoping to find that diamond in the rough at the local garage sale, this guide will familiarize you with even the most obscure brands Gibson made for more than three decades.
00001560 $29.99
 
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The Wayne Charvel Legend

Featuring Sons Michael Charvel and the Charvel Twins – Bob & Rick
by Frank Green
Wayne Charvel started Charvel Manufacturing in San Dimas, California and has been designing and building guitars for 49 years, working for B.C. Rich and Gibson, and for Fender in the 1970s. Wayne has built guitars for a who’s who of players, including Eddie Van Halen, Billy Gibbons, John Kay, Paul Gilbert, Pete Townsend, Warren Hanes, Hank Williams Jr., Jim Root, Joe Perry and many others. The Charvel name on the headstock of a solid-body electric guitar is a mark of value for buyers and collectors; the brand – which has been sold and re-sold and is now owned by Fender – has taken its place among other premium American brands. Under the “Wayne” logo, Wayne Charvel continues to build high-end guitars made in the USA. Here is the whole story, told by Wayne and his sons. As a bonus, the book includes a CD of songs by The Charvel Twins, Bob and Rick!
00121352Book/CD Pack $24.99
 
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Washburn Prewar Instrument Styles

Guitars, Mandolins, Banjos and Ukuleles 1883-1940
By Hubert Pleijsier
The vintage guitar collecting market continues to grow. This book is the first of its kind to report on pre-war Washburn guitars, mandolins, banjos and ukuleles. It contains detailed information about more than 450 instrument styles, serial numbering schemes and estimated production totals. A gorgeous 32-page color photo section of the most collectibles will make this book a "must" for players and collectors alike.
00001176272 pages $45.00
 

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