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2015 OFFICIAL VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE PRICE GUIDE by Alan Greenwood and Gil Hembree Now in stock! Offers the current values you need on vintage and collectible acoustic & electric guitars, basses, lap steels, steels, mandolins, ukuleles, banjos, amplifiers, and effects. 49-138549 .. list $29.95 ours $25.95


PARCHMAN FARM: PHOTOGRAPHS AND FIELD RECORDINGS, 1947-1959 New! 124-page hardcover book with 2 CDs, includes slipcase and foil stamping. In 1947, '48 and '59, acclaimed folklorist Alan Lomax, equipped with his reel-to-reel tape deck, stepped behind barbed wire into the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, capturing the harsh, brutal ... 158-103 $35.00


LEAD KINDLY LIGHT by Sarah Bryan and Peter Honig New! 176-page hardcover clothbound book with 2 CDs. 46 cuts from North Carolina folklorist Peter Honig's compilation of rural, old-time string band music from Appalachia, rare country blues and African-American gospel singing from 1924-39. 158-104 $35.00


GUITARS WITH WINGS: A PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMOIR by Laurence Juber with Marshall Terrill; foreword by Denny Laine New! SIGNED, NUMBERED LIMITED DELUXE EDITION with SLIPCASE and BONUS CD. "The musical odyssey of Grammy Award-winning artist Laurence Juber. From his roots as a noted London session player, his three-year stint with Paul McCartney's Wings as lead guitarist, to his solo career as an ... 158-97 $85.00


THE FENDER ARCHIVES - A SCRAPBOOK OF ARTIFACTS, TREASURES, AND INSIDE INFORMATION by Tom Wheeler, foreword by James Burton New! Part history, part archive, part scrapbook, and part treasure chest. This book looks at the company from the inside. Handwritten letters, production totals, personal logbooks, in- house memos, Leo Fender's drawing-board sketches, lots more. 49-103138 $45.00


108 ROCK STAR GUITARS by Lisa S. Johnson, foreword by Les Paul New! A compilation of Johnson's personal and intimate portraits, this book features the guitars of Les Paul, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Nancy Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Chrissie Hynde, and many others. Johnson's work conjures the abstract yet also possesses a very sensual and ethereal feel that ... 49-127925 $54.00


BURST BELIEVERS II by Vic DaPra New! The Burst Believers in this book - John Sebastian, Mick Taylor, Paul Rodgers, Drew Berlin, Dickey Betts, Randy Bachman, Howard Leese, Paul Warren, Billy Squier, Paul Stanley, Warren Haynes, Gary Rossington, Robby Krieger,Rick Vito, Tak Matsumoto, and many more - have been kind enough ... 49-139084 $69.99


PETER, PAUL AND MARY: FIFTY YEARS ON MUSIC AND LIFE by Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey, Mary Travers New! Peter, Paul and Mary came into being as America entered one of its most dramatic periods of social and political change. Americans united in unprecedented ways to create a more just and peaceful society. Folk music became the sound track of this remarkable quest, and Peter, Paul and ... 542-327 $29.95


A 6-STRING HISTORY OF AMERICA by Jay Pilzer New! An entertaining and thoughtful romp through the history of the guitar in America. 542-490 $16.95


GUITARS WITH WINGS: A PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMOIR by Laurence Juber with Marshall Terrill; foreword by Denny Laine New! The musical odyssey of Grammy Award-winning artist Laurence Juber. From his roots as a noted London session player, his three-year stint with Paul McCartney's Wings as lead guitarist, to his solo career as an innovative fingerstyle guitar composer and performer. 158-96 $49.00


BRIAN MAY'S RED SPECIAL - THE STORY OF THE HOME-MADE GUITAR THAT ROCKED QUEEN AND THE WORLD by Brian May with Simon Bradley New! In this book you will discover every aspect of the Red Special, from its birth to playing on the roof of Buckingham Palace, from Live Aid to the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. 49-119108 $30.00


THE GIBSON LES PAUL: THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE GUITAR THAT CHANGED ROCK by Dave Hunter New! This illustrated history of the Les Paul examines its prehistory and origins as well as its evolution in the 60+ years since its 1952 introduction. 49-139588 $40.00


STAGING THE BLUES: FROM TENT SHOWS TO TOURISM by Paige A. McGinley New! Singing was just one element of blues performance in the early 20th century. Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and other classic blues singers also tapped, joked, and flaunted extravagant costumes on tent show and black vaudeville stages. 542-465 $24.95


C.F. MARTIN & CO. - IMAGES OF AMERICA by Dick Boak, C.F. Martin IV New! This family business has persevered from well before the Civil War through the present and remains the oldest surviving maker of stringed instruments in the world. 542-472 $21.99


GUITAR AMPS & EFFECTS FOR DUMMIES by Dave Hunter New! Written in the characteristically easy-to-read Dummies style, this is ideal for beginners and experienced musicians alike. Provides guidance on topics ranging from the guitar itself to amps, pedals, and other sound technology. 542-476 $24.99


GUS & ME: THE STORY OF MY GRANDDAD AND MY FIRST GUITAR by Keith Richards with Barnaby Harris, Bill Shapiro, art by Theodora Richards New! Offers an intimate look into the childhood of the legendary Richards through this inspiring story, lovingly illustrated with Theodora's exquisite pen-and-ink collages. 542-482 $18.00


THE GRANADA SCHOOL OF GUITAR-MAKERS edited by John Ray Musicologists Angelo Gilardino, Aaron Garcia and David ..more...
785-1 $65.00


Elderly Instruments stocks thousands of how-to-play book titles for a wide variety of fretted and stringed instruments. For a printed listing please feel free to sign up for a free mail order catalog. Our mail order department in Lansing, Michigan (USA) can be reached at 517-372-7890 Monday - Friday, 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm Eastern USA time zone. Or fax us at 517-372-5155 .
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