The most revolutionary guitars AND amps of the last 100 years... in one book!

The Guitar and Amp Sourcebook provides an insider’s look into the who, what, where, when, and how of guitar AND amplifier development from the dawn of the 20th century to the present day. It is beautifully Illustrated with over 400 pages of stunning photos which include rare and vintage instruments by Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, National, Danelectro, and many more. There are side-by-side comparisons which feature the most innovative instruments, as well as recommendations for the best beginner equipment.

Comprehensive and up to date, The Guitar and Amp Sourcebook is organized chronologically, so you’ll see the hottest pieces from each decade. Sprinkled with quotes from musicians on their personal favorites and advice from a pro about the best pieces, this is the book no guitar lover should be without.


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About the Author

Mike Abbott is the author of The Guitar and Amp Sourcebook. He is a pro guitarist and music educator in Denver, Colorado. He has performed with such diverse acts as the Rolling Stones Horns, Sammy Davis Jr., and Burt Bacharach. He is also the editor and owner of www.Accessrock.com , an interactive, guitar web site featuring all levels of lessons, as well as Q&A’s with experts in everything guitar...from playing techniques to guitar and amp repair.

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