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Dobro Roots

A Photo Tour of Prewar Wood Body Dobros
By Steve Toth
Foreword by Jerry Douglas John Dopyera invented it in California in the late 1920s and along with his brothers Rudy, Emil, Robert and Louis, they formed the Dobro Corporation Ltd. This first and only book of it’s kind will show a wide variety of Dobro Guitars produced during the years 1929 through approximately 1941. With actual examples of most of the models. The various models are shown in an ordered sequence as they were made, coordinated with the catalog, advertisement and brochure information that is still available for each model shown. In “Dobro Roots” we have set out with hundreds of photographs to document an extensive sampling of the wood body Dobro guitars produced during the prewar period. “Dobro Roots” will be both an historical and entertaining resource and reference book for those interested in Dobro and resonator guitars. Chapters include: Background, California 5 Series, California 6 Series, Cyclops Series, Regal First Series, California 7 Series, Teardrop Series, Regal Final Series. Plus an added CD bonus of Steve Toth playing 15 tunes on 15 different prewar wood body Dobros that you will find interesting, informative and enjoyable. "This is the Dobro wish book..."Jerry Douglas
00125507Hard Cover/CD, 216 pgs, Full Color $55.00

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

Electric Guitar Construction

A Guide for the First-Time Builder
by Tom Hirst
With this definitive book on building an electric guitar, you can create your own axe masterpiece, with the precise finish, the exact pickups, and the custom hardware you've always wanted. Organized logically from start to finish, this helpful guide will assist you every step of the way; from the design and planning stage to the final setup. Also includes a glossary of terms, an index of materials suppliers, and much more!
00000311(168 pages) $39.95

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

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