- Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
- Format: Paperback | 320 pages
- Dimensions: 164mm x 210mm x 24mm | 748g
- Publication date: 15 May 2013
- Publication City/Country: Stillwater
- ISBN 10: 0760343667
- ISBN 13: 9780760343661
- Illustrations note: colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 286,563
Guitarists love guitars. Few own just one, and most are dreaming of their next acquisition. To help them out, here is the ultimate bucket list of guitars--plus guitar amps and various guitar effects--that aficionados must play.Included are the classics, such as the great Fender guitars, the Stratocaster and Telecaster, and the stylish Gibson Les Paul. Included as well are the dream creations--masterpieces from D'Angelico and Gretsch. And then there are the weird guitars--the outrageous, rare, and so-strange-they're-cool, and your beloved childhood guitar that you first learned on. Included as well are the guitar amps, from vintage to current, rare to essential, plus the stompboxes, foot pedals, and guitar effects that you simply have to take for a ride.Each instrument is profiled along with a short description of its history, technical features, and what it's like to play. Photographs and rare memorabilia add the crowning touch, making this the perfect impulse buy or giftbook for any and all guitarists.
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Dave Hunter is an author, musician, and journalist. He is the author of several popular books about guitars, amps, and effects, including Voyageur Press's "Star Guitars," "The Fender Stratocaster," "The Gibson Les Paul," and "365 Guitars, Amps & Effects You Must Play." A regular contributor to "Guitar Player "and "Vintage Guitar" magazines, he resides in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
"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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Here are the 365 guitars, amps, and effects you must play--a full year of sonic enjoyment, pleasure, and just plain weirdness! From century-old classical guitars to the space-age Teuffel Birdfish, Dave 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, classic Stratocasters, the rockin' Les Paul, weird pawnshop specials--they're all here, expertly profiled and illustrated in color, along with the scads of great tube-driven and solid-state pedals and amps they've been run through over the decades.
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.