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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press; First edition (May 15, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760343667
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760343661
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,382 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is a great resource for both the novice and the veteran guitarist. And it should be required reading for the serious guitartist who wants to improve their gear knowledge." - Vintage Guitar

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No doubt about it . . . guitarists love their guitars, to the point of fetishizing them. Few own just one, and most are constantly dreaming of their next acquisition, whether it’s attainable or purely a pipe dream. Now guitar journalist Dave Hunter brings enthusiasts the ultimate yearlong bucket list of not only guitars, but also amplifiers and effects that they absolutely must play.

From century-old classical guitars to the space-age Teuffel Birdfish, Hunter (Vintage Guitar and Guitar Player magazines) leaves no flight case unopened in his search for the sublime, the bizarre, and the outrageous. Classic midcentury jazz boxes, booming dreadnaughts, twangin’ Telecasters, country-picked hollowbodies, forward-looking Stratocasters, the rockin’ Les Paul, weird pawnshop specials—they’re all here, along with the scads of great tube-driven and solid-state pedals and amps they’ve been run through over the decades.

Whether your tastes run classical or country, folk or metal, jazz or punk, there’s something inside for you, expertly profiled by Hunter and illustrated with color photography of the instruments and rare memorabilia from the manufacturers and the stars associated with them.

DAVE HUNTER is a writer and musician who has worked in the United States and the United Kingdom on a range of print and multimedia publications. His books include The Fender Telecaster: The Life & Times of the Electric Guitar That Changed the World, The Home Recording Handbook, Star Guitars, Guitar Amp Handbook, The Rough Guide to Guitar, and several others. He also contributes regularly to Guitar Player and Vintage Guitar magazines. An active musician, Hunter lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with his wife and two children.

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I also like the paper they used for the book and the general feel of the book.
M. Kuffler
This book is very worth buying for any guitarist especially for lead guitar players.
Guitar Bob
I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in guitar, effects, amps history.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. Kuffler on May 25, 2013
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This is a great great great guitar book. Why is it so great? Well, here goes:

1) The photography is outstanding. The pictures are clear, concise and are done with both a great layout and a little bit of humor. Really well done.
2) The writing is wonderfully to the point, vivid, well informed and is also done with some style and panache. The guy that wrote this really does play guitar.
3) The team that put this book together did their research. They really get to the point quickly and provide facts that are actually useful and well played.
4) Each page has a terrific layout. This isn't some template or in the usual book format of a guitar book where each instrument is photographed in a rich guy's house. I really like the visual component of this book besides the pictures.

I also like the paper they used for the book and the general feel of the book. I could carry this book around with me like little "guitar bible". This can't be used for pricing or identification really, it's just a plain good insightful read that identifies some of the most choice guitars, amps and effects over the last century. And it does it extremely well. I have absolutely no complaints about this book. If you really like guitars, this book is reasonably priced and should be bought in paper form only (not e-book). You'll get it when you pick it up. 100% spot on the money!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Harper on January 18, 2014
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This is a fun book with some great pictures and some good info. It is not comprehensive in content or info but it is truly enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sphinx90 on December 25, 2013
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It's a fairly small book, maybe 5" x 6" in size and about an inch thick but its full of really neat information and color photos on every page. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in guitar, effects, amps history.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ram Tuli on November 24, 2013
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Love his books. Dave has a way using the photographs to make the guitars come alive. Highly recommended to anyone who loves guitars
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stephen on July 8, 2013
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Great collection of guitar related stuff. Enjoyed it. If you want to read about some drool worthy guitars and toys you will like this.
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