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Explorer: A Pictorial History

by Ron Lynn Wood
In the mid 50's, Ted McCarty, Gibson's new president, set out to further set Gibson apart from Fender. He wanted to create new designs that did not conform to the basic guitar shape. He wanted something new, something different. Together with a local artist, McCarty worked on guitars that were made up of straight lines, and three new guitars were born – the Moderne, The Flying V and the Explorer. This book delves deep into the history of the Explorer through a myriad of pictures of its versions over time. A must have for guitar collectors!
00275748 $29.99

Fender Precision Basses

by Detlef Schmidt
Introduced in 1951, the Fender Precision Bass is the precursor of all modern electric basses. This book takes a look at the history of the "slab body basses" and the most famous players. In addition to many historical photos, the full-color book lists many basses with beautiful pictures, detail shots, and anecdotes. This book is a must-have for every bass player and enthusiast or collector.
00001348Hardcover/160 pages $35.00

Fiddle Tunes for Baritone Ukulele

by Dick Sheridan
The lively, dynamic melodies associated with the fiddle can now be shared with the ukulele without losing any of the excitement, beauty, and drive. Readily playable on the baritone uke and easily adaptable to other chordal instruments, here are reels and jigs, waltzes and hoedowns, hornpipes and favorite airs, with sources drawn from around the world. Included are the traditional tunes in various regional styles heard at barn dances, bluegrass and folk festivals, fiddle competitions, Cajun “fais do-do’s,” Irish “sessions,” urban street fairs, festivals, and rural county fairs. From English villages to the bayous of Louisiana, you’ll find these tunes and many more.
00153260Book w/Online Audio $19.99

Fiddle Tunes for Mandolin

By Dick Sheridan
50 fun-filled jigs and reels, hornpipes and waltzes, lively tunes and soaring melodies – it’s all here in an exciting collection that explores the mandolin’s phenomenal range and extensive repertoire. Songs include: Ash Grove • Cotton-Eye Joe • Devil’s Dream • Fisher’s Hornpipe • Haste to the Wedding • John Hardy • Little Old Log Cabin • Mississippi Sawyer • St. Anne’s Reel • Up Jumped the Devil • and more.
00154392Book w/Online Audio $19.99

Fiddler’s Curse - Revised and Updated

by Randy Noles, Forewords by Marty Stuart and John Hartford
One of the most bizarre stories in all of popular music is the history of the “Orange Blossom Special,” arguably the century’s best-known fiddle tune. Here revealed is the tale of its feuding owners, Rouse and Wise, and Johnny Cash, who made the song a mainstream hit. This trio’s disparate legacies are here told - and forever linked with the legendary diesel steamliner.
00001081(224 pages) $14.95

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