Updated for 2009, Electric Guitar: The Illustrated Encyclopedia is the most complete guide ever written for the modern guitaristÂ—filled with everything you need to know about electric guitars in one massive, unique, information-packed book. Follow the stories behind more than 100 iconic brandsÂ—from Alembic to ZemaitisÂ—and lust after the greatest and most desirable models from the 1930s to the present, depicted here in fantastic full-color images. Discover the playing styles of some of the all-time greatsÂ—Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Eddie Van HalenÂ—and learn to improve your techniques as you dig deeper into ten essential modern genres, including rock, pop, blues, country, African, jazz, and more. Learn how to string, tune, and set up your guitar; how to replace a pickup; and how to clean, maintain, and store your treasured instrument. Plus, get all the inside info on the coolest amps and gear you need to shred like a rock star. Electric Guitar also features more than 320 full-color pages, filled with text written by world renowned guitar gurus, more than 1,200 photographs, cool memorabilia, original ads, and rockinâ€™ extras that will thrill both guitar aficionados and beginners.
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