Guitar collectors rejoice! The first book to examine pickups in detail is here! Presents a history of the pickup from the first experiments through classic models conceived for Rickenbacker, Gibson, Fender, Gretsch, Danelectro, Epiphone, up to todays handcrafted replacement models, with an overview of Japanese and European manufacturers. A 32-page color section features popular models and rarities, and a timeline. But it doesn't stop there. The book also explains how the structure of the pickup and the characteristics of any single element contribute to the final sound, how to build and modify a pickup, more, plus biographical notes on George Beauchamp, Leo Fender, Seth Lover, Larry DiMarzio and Seymour Duncan. 175 pp.