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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

IT'S A UKULELE CHRISTMAS - OVER 80 HOLIDAY FAVORITES New! "How The Grinch Stole Christmas," "Deck The Halls," "Jingle Bells," "Auld Lang Syne," more. 20-43992 $19.99

WILLIE NELSON THE OUTLAW by Graeme Thomson, intro. by Keith Richards 72-year-old Willie Nelson is a living legend. A ..more... - available as a special order
309-37 $21.95

THE PRS ELECTRIC GUITAR BOOK - A COMPLETE HISTORY OF PAUL REED SMITH ELECTRICS: REVISED & UPDATED 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION by Dave Burrluck New! Examines every part of PRS history, with an in-depth story, beautiful photographs, and detailed collector's info. 49-120792 $29.99

MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD - IF YOU LOVE THESE BLUES by Bill Keenom & Jan Mark Wolkin New! Michael Bloomfield shot to stardom in the '60s with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bob Dylan, the Electric Flag and on Al Kooper's "Super Session." 49-129317 $24.99

KEITH FERGUSON - TEXAS BLUES BASS by Detlef Schmidt New! Ask any blues bassist to name the most influential electric player and most will say Keith Ferguson from the Fabulous Thunderbirds. 49-137719 $39.99

WILD TALES: A ROCK & ROLL LIFE by Graham Nash New! A founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the Hollies shares the story of his life from his youth in post-war England and collaborations with fellow band members through his creative relationship with Joni Mitchell and his enduring career as a solo ... 542-439 $16.00

SIMPLE DREAMS: A MUSICAL MEMOIR by Linda Ronstadt Now in paperback! 542-441 $15.99

ROOTS OF THE REVIVAL: AMERICAN & BRITISH FOLK MUSIC IN THE 1950S by Ronald D. Cohen & Rachel Clare Donaldson New! Juxtaposes the related but distinct midcentury revivals of folk music that took place in the United States and Great Britain. 75-73 $25.00

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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