The comprehensive reference for identifying American vintage acoustic and electric guitars, amps, basses, banjos, mandolins and steels, and an essential guide for detemining their authenticity, rarity and relative value. This new edition includes: the most extensive and detailed list of specifications ever published; expanded coverage of Martin, Guild, Mosrite, Dobro, banjos and Fender and Gibson amps; updates on the latest models from Rickenbacker, Epiphone, National, Gretsch, Fender, Gibson, and others. It's easier to use as well: model listings are now in alphanumeric order, identification keys have been overhauled, and a new index has been created with more detailed references. Every model is described in detail, including date of manufacture, body shape, woods, type & number of pickups, more, plus serial number lists, identification keys and over 100 photos. The must-have tool for discerning an instrument's manufacturer, model, and date - and most importantly, whether it is in original condition. Hardcover. 628 pp.