Acoustic Guitar Manual
How to Buy, Maintain and Set Up Your Acoustic Guitar
Drawing on the author’s experience as a player and audio engineer, this manual explains how guitars work and how they can be kept in peak condition. Step-by-step instructions guide the guitarist through the process of stringing, adjusting and repairing acoustic instruments, as well as the installation of amplification. Thirteen case studies illustrate the features and maintenance of different varieties of guitar, with photographs showing both outer and inner details.
The World's Greatest Electric Guitars
Includes Classic, Modern, Rare and Vintage Instruments
This compendium, arranged alphabetically and illustrated with over 100 photographs, provides a description of each guitar’s origin, design and influential players. There are milestone instruments from manufacturers including Fender and Gibson, examples by lesser-known independent luthiers, and famous one-offs such as Brian May's homemade 'Red Special'. This selection by the editors of Guitarist magazine reflects the artistry of the finest guitar makers, and examines how their models continue to inform today’s evolving designs.
and the Story of Free Improvisation
In the early 1960s the Sheffield-born guitarist Derek Bailey created an uncompromisingly abstract free-form jazz. This biography features excerpts from interviews with Bailey himself and with other avant-garde musicians, including Gavin Bryars, who worked with him as he developed this new idiom.
Total Guitar: How to Play Guitar
Acoustic and Electric – Learn to Play Like a Rock Hero
Employing widely differing styles and sounds, Ed Sheeran, Slash and Nile Rodgers are among the guitarists whose wisdom is quoted in the pages of this guitar manual for the beginner to intermediate player. Compiled by the editors of Total Guitar magazine, the well-illustrated guide goes beyond lessons in basic guitar technique to advise on all aspects of the instrument, from amps and accessories to how to write songs, record and promote your music.
Step-by-step Guitar Making
Revised and Expanded
Requiring space and specialist tools, this guide covers every aspect of guitar making, from the best choice of wood to the prevention of buzzes and rattles. The book is clearly laid out and includes useful tips, colour photographs and detailed instructions.
One Cello, Five Violins and a Genius
Described as 'works of art, bringing together utility and aesthetics in a way that no other object can quite match', about 600 instruments made by Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737) survive today and they are the most highly prized in the world. In this much-acclaimed book, Tony Faber explores the genius of Stradivari through the 'life stories' and successive owner-musicians of six of his instruments: the Messiah, Viotti, Khevenhuller, Paganini and Lipinski violins and the Davidov cello.