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  • The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll

    “A hot-rod joy ride through mid-20th-century American history” (The New York Times Book Review), this one-of-a-kind narrative masterfully recreates the rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar’s amplified sound—Leo Fender and Les Paul—and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built.In the years after World War II, music was evolving from big-band jazz into rock ’n’ roll—and these louder styles demanded revolutionary instruments. When Leo Fender’s tiny firm marketed the first solid-body electric guitar, the Esquire, m...
    Les Paul Guitar History

    • ASIN: 1501141651

  • The PRS Electric Guitar Book: A Complete History of Paul Reed Smith Electrics

    PRS guitars today appeal to a growing number of musicians, from Carlos Santana to Al Di Meola, from Zach Myers to Mark Tremonti. This book examines every part of PRS history, with an in-depth story, beautiful photographs, and detailed collector's info. Paul Reed Smith set up his first PRS factory in 1985 in Maryland and has devised guitars from the regular Custom and McCarty models, through the outrageously decorated Dragon specials and the controversial Singlecut, and on to recent achievements such as the Mira, Dave Grissom DGT, JA-15, and the S2 models. Dozens of guitars are pictured inside along with players, ads, catalogs, and rare memora...
    Les Paul Guitar History

    • ASIN: 1480386278
    • Brand: Backbeat Books
    • UPC: 884088917968

  • The Gibson Les Paul: The Illustrated Story of the Guitar That Changed Rock

    The Gibson Les Paul is possibly the electric guitar most associated with rock 'n' roll. The result of a collaboration between Gibson's Ted McCarty and jazz guitarist Les Paul in response to the success of Fender's Telecaster, the Les Paul has gone on to become a prized instrument played by most of the greatest guitarists in rock history. This massive illustrated history of the guitar examines its prehistory and origins as well as its evolution in the 60-plus years since its 1952 introduction. In addition to the Standards and Customs that guitarists admire so much, author Dave Hunter also gives ample coverage to variations like Les Paul Junior...
    Les Paul Guitar History

    • ASIN: 0760345813
    • UPC: 752748345812

  • Guitar Genius: How Les Paul Engineered the Solid-Body Electric Guitar and Rocked the World (Children’s Music Books, Picture Books, Guitar Books, Music Books for Kids)

    "An exuberant introduction to a musician and creative genius." –Kirkus ReviewsA beautifully-illustrated true story of rock and roll legend Les Paul: This is the story of how Les Paul created the world's first solid-body electric guitar, countless other inventions that changed modern music, and one truly epic career in rock and roll. How to make a microphone? A broomstick, a cinderblock, a telephone, a radio. How to make an electric guitar? A record player's arm, a speaker, some tape. How to make a legendary inventor? A few tools, a lot of curiosity, and an endless faith in what is possible, this unforgettable biography will resonate with in...
    Les Paul Guitar History

    • ASIN: 145215919X

  • Rock And Roll: A Social History

    Now updated with two new chapters and an extraordinary collection of photographs, this second edition of Paul Friedlander's Rock and Roll: A Social History is a smash hit. The social force of rock and roll music leaps off the page as Paul Friedlander provides impressive insights based on hits from Johnny B. Goode to Smells Like Teen Spirit and beyond. In this musical journey, Friedlander offers the melodious strains and hard-edged riffs of Elvis, the Beatles, The Who, Dylan, Clapton, Hendrix, Motown, the San Francisco Beat, Punk, New Wave, rap, metal, 90's grunge, plus file sharing, and much more. The book is written in a refreshing, captivat...
    Les Paul Guitar History

    • ASIN: 0813343062
    • Brand: Brand: Westview Press

  • Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar

    The inspiration for the Play It Loud exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art"Every guitar player will want to read this book twice. And even the casual music fan will find a thrilling narrative that weaves together cultural history, musical history, race, politics, business case studies, advertising, and technological discovery." —Daniel Levitin, Wall Street JournalFor generations the electric guitar has been an international symbol of freedom, danger, rebellion, and hedonism. In Play It Loud, veteran music journalists Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna bring the history of this iconic instrument to roaring life. It's a story of invento...
    Les Paul Guitar History

    • ASIN: 038554099X
    • Brand: Doubleday Books

  • The Les Paul Guitar Book

    Tony Bacon's definitive guide to Gibson's most famous guitar moves into its latest and most complete version yet with this new and thoroughly revised edition. Now with 16 more pages and 45 new pictures, this timely (and re-titled) update of 50 Years of the Gibson Les Paul (2002) tells the story of one of the greatest musical instruments of the 20th century – and one that is still holding center stage today.Since Gibson's Les Paul solid body electric guitar first appeared in the early 1950s, it has always been easier to list the famous guitarists who have not used one at some point or another in their careers. This improved edition of the bo...
    Les Paul Guitar History

    • ASIN: 0879309512
    • Brand: Hal Leonard
    • UPC: 884088264864

  • The Gibson Les Paul Book: A Complete History of Les Paul Guitars

    Until now, no single book has documented the fascinating development of GibsonÕs Les Paul guitars. This book examines the original collaboration between the traditional Gibson company and the brilliant musician Les Paul, and the resulting classic guitars. Unique color photographs highlight a multitude of luscious Les Paul models, including famous instruments owned by influential players. Meticulous listings for the collector document every Gibson Les Paul model from 1952 to the present day. 32 pages of color photos. 7-1/2 inch. x 9-3/4 inch.. Hardcover.
    Les Paul Guitar History

    • ASIN: 0879302895
    • Brand: Brand: GPI Books
    • UPC: 073999501001

  • Peter, Paul & Mary: Guitar Chord Songbook (Guitar Chord Songbooks)

    (Guitar Chord Songbook). Here are the essentials you need to play 43 favorites from this folk trio. Includes: And When I Die * Blowin' in the Wind * Children, Go Where I Send Thee * Don't Think Twice, It's All Right * Goodnight, Irene * I Dig Rock and Roll Music * If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song) * Leaving on a Jet Plane * Puff the Magic Dragon * This Land Is Your Land * The Times They Are A-Changin' * We Shall Overcome * Wedding Song (There Is Love) * Where Have All the Flowers Gone? * and more.
    Les Paul Guitar History

    • ASIN: 1476816425
    • Brand: Brand: Hal Leonard Corporation
    • UPC: 884088678562

  • The PRS Guitar Book: A Complete History of Paul Reed Smith Guitars

    ÊThe PRS Guitar BookÊ details every facet of the wonderful electric guitars made by PRS the Maryland-based company founded in 1985 by musician and guitar builder Paul Reed Smith. The paperback edition is updated to include all the latest information on the acclaimed Singlecut models as well as the intriguing story of the Santana SE ä the company's first venture into overseas manufacture. An inviting narrative describes the evolution of this internationally renowned guitar maker while dynamic color photography spotlights outstanding PRS guitars such as the Signature signed by Smith; the Dragon sporting opulent shell inlays; the Swamp Ash Sp...
    Les Paul Guitar History

    • ASIN: B00GQZPWPG

  • The Birth of Loud : Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll (hardcover)

    A riveting saga in the history of rock 'n' roll: the decades-long rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar's amplified sound--Leo Fender and Les Paul--and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built. In the years after World War II, music was evolving from big-band jazz into the primordial elements of rock 'n' roll--and these louder styles demanded revolutionary instruments. When Leo Fender's tiny firm marketed the first solid-body electric guitar, the Esquire, musicians immediately saw its appeal. Not to be out-maneuvered, Gibson, the
    Les Paul Guitar History
    A riveting saga in the history of rock ‘n’ roll: the decades-long rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar’s amplified sound—Leo Fender and Les Paul—and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built.In the years after World War II, music was evolving from big-band jazz into the primordial elements of rock ’n’ roll—and these louder styles demanded revolutionary instruments. When Leo Fender’s tiny firm marketed the first solid-body electric guitar, the Esquire, musicians immediately saw its appeal. Not to be out-maneuvered, Gibson, the largest

    • UPC: 499898720

  • Peter, Paul & Mary Guitar Chord Songbook

    (Guitar Chord Songbook). Here are the essentials you need to play 43 favorites from this folk trio. Includes: And When I Die * Blowin' in the Wind * Children, Go Where I Send Thee * Don't Think Twice, It's All Right * Goodnight, Irene * I Dig Rock and Roll Music * If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song) * Leaving on a Jet Plane * Puff the Magic Dragon * This Land Is Your Land * The Times They Are A-Changin' * We Shall Overcome * Wedding Song (There Is Love) * Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
    Les Paul Guitar History
    (Guitar Chord Songbook). Here are the essentials you need to play 43 favorites from this folk trio. Includes: And When I Die * Blowin' in the Wind * Children, Go Where I Send Thee * Don't Think Twice, It's All Right * Goodnight, Irene * I Dig Rock and Roll Music * If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song) * Leaving on a Jet Plane * Puff the Magic Dragon * This Land Is Your Land * The Times They Are A-Changin' * We Shall Overcome * Wedding Song (There Is Love) * Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

    • UPC: 23464377

  • Classical Guitar : A Beginner's Guide with Step-By-Step Instruction and Over 25 Pieces to Study and Play

    (Guitar Method). The Hal Leonard Classical Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play classical guitar. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide by renowned classical guitarist and teacher Paul Henry uses the music of the master composers to teach you the basics of the classical style and technique. The accompanying audio features all the pieces in the book for demonstration and play along. Includes pieces by Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Giuliani, Carcassi, Bathioli, Aguado, Tarrega, Purcell, and more. Includes all the basics plus info on PIMA technique, two- and three-part music, time signatures, key signatures, articulation, free stroke,
    Les Paul Guitar History
    (Guitar Method). The Hal Leonard Classical Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play classical guitar. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide by renowned classical guitarist and teacher Paul Henry uses the music of the master composers to teach you the basics of the classical style and technique. The accompanying audio features all the pieces in the book for demonstration and play along. Includes pieces by Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Giuliani, Carcassi, Bathioli, Aguado, Tarrega, Purcell, and more. Includes all the basics plus info on PIMA technique, two- and three-part music, time signatures, key signatures, articulation, free stroke,

    • UPC: 6165260

  • Martin Guitars: A History

    (Book). A Martin acoustic guitar is the beloved instrument of millions of fans and famous players worldwide. Starting with the early days in New York circa 1833, this fabled story comes to life in the long-awaited revision of the seminal Martin History book. Originally published in 1975, this new edition is completely updated and re-designed by well-known industry experts. Part of a two-book set, The History: Book 1 covers the people, the places, and the stories of an American icon. Richly illustrated, this book covers the story right up to the fifth-generation president Chris Martin IV. Because the original and
    Les Paul Guitar History
    (Book). A Martin acoustic guitar is the beloved instrument of millions of fans and famous players worldwide. Starting with the early days in New York circa 1833, this fabled story comes to life in the long-awaited revision of the seminal Martin History book. Originally published in 1975, this new edition is completely updated and re-designed by well-known industry experts. Part of a two-book set, The History: Book 1 covers the people, the places, and the stories of an American icon. Richly illustrated, this book covers the story right up to the fifth-generation president Chris Martin IV. Because the original and

    • UPC: 10080393

  • Play It Loud : An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar

    The electric guitar has long been an international symbol of freedom, beauty, and rebellion. In Play It Loud, veteran music writers Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna give us the story of this American icon. It's a story of inventors and mythologizers, of scam artists and prodigies as varied and original as the instruments they spawned. The electric guitar looms large over the twentieth century: as an essential element in advancing racial equality in the entertainment industry, as a mirror to the rise of the teenager as a social force, as a linchpin of the punk rock ethos. And today
    Les Paul Guitar History
    The inspiration for the Play It Loud exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe electric guitar has long been an international symbol of freedom, beauty, and rebellion. In Play It Loud, veteran music writers Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna give us the story of this American icon. It’s a story of inventors and mythologizers, of scam artists and prodigies as varied and original as the instruments they spawned.   The electric guitar looms large over the twentieth century: as an essential element in advancing racial equality in the entertainment industry, as a mirror to the rise of the

    • UPC: 56143439

  • The Gibson Les Paul: A Short History, from Creation to Custom Shop

    Les Paul Guitar History
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    History of the Gibson Les Paul

    Les Paul Guitar History
    Love the Les Paul? Well, today we're taking a closer look at the history of this icon, the Sunburst Gibson Les Paul electric guitar. For more info on the guitars and gear used in this video, plea...
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    Evolution of Gibson Les Paul Reissues here at Norman's Rare Guitars

    Les Paul Guitar History
    Jimmy Vivino, Conan's Band Leader, Keith Nelson from Buckcherry, Chuck Kavooras, Mark Agnesi, and Nick Dias on the couch with Norm discussing the evolution of Gibson Les Paul Reissues. If you're a ...
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