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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

Gibson Mastertone

Flathead 5-String Banjos of the 1930's and 1940's
by Jim Mills
While Gibson produced literally thousands of banjos prior to WWII, only 250 or so featured that “Magic Combination” of an Original Flathead Tonering and Five-string neck. 19 of the absolute best are featured here. With details of their known histories and provenances, as well as never-before-seen photos, bills of sale, factory shipping ledgers, and other ephemera relating to these rare and highly desirable instruments.
00001241Full color (168 pages) Softcover $45.00

Goldtop Believers

The Les Paul Golden Years
by Vic DaPra & David Plues
The creation that would become Gibson’s Les Paul guitar hit retail stores in 1952. Early performers such as Les Paul, Freddie King, Carl Perkins and BB King can be seen in this book as early pioneers playing this model. Later years would bring a new barrage of guitarists such as David Gilmour, Paul McCartney, Les Dudek, Jeff Lynne, Danny Kirwan, Steve Hackett, Clem Clempson, Dickey Betts and more to the Les Paul Goldtop. 224 pages.
00368381Hardcover $85.00

Gretsch - The Guitars of the Fred Gretsch Company

by Jay Scott
This comprehensive manual uncovers the history of Gretsch guitars through 32 pages of color photos, hundreds of black & white photos, and forewords by Fred Gretsch, George Harrison, Randy Bachman, Brian Setzer, and Duane Eddy. It covers each model in depth, including patent numbers and drawings for collectors.
00000142(286 pages) $35.00

Gretsch Drums

The Legacy of That Great Gretsch Sound
by Chet Falzerano
This tribute to Gretsch kits features full-color photos and interviews with sensational players.
00000176(144 pages) $34.95

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