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BURRELL KENNY BEST OF GUITAR TABLATURE LIBRO ALL NIGHT LONG-All Of You-Body Soul-Broadway Cheetah

BURRELL KENNY, BEST OF. TABLATURE

LIBRO DI MUSICA JAZZ,

SPARTITI PER CHITARRA .

ACCORDI, PENTAGRAMMA E TABLATURE. 

Series: Guitar Recorded Version Softcover - TAB
Artist: Kenny Burrell

14 favorites from this legendary jazz bop guitarist. Includes:

All Night Long
All Of You
Body And Soul
Broadway
Cheetah
Everyday I Have The Blues
Freight Trane
Mood Indigo
Now See How You Are
Phinupi
Satin Doll
Tenderly
A Weaver Of Dreams

96 pages

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JETHRO TULL FLUTE SOLOS As Performed by Ian Anderson Transcribed Jeff Rona SPARTITI FLAUTO

JETHRO TULL, FLUTE SOLOS.

LIBRO DI MUSICA ROCK.

SPARTITI PER FLAUTO.

ACCORDI, PENTAGRAMMA.

As Performed by Ian Anderson
Series: Artist Books
Artist: Ian Anderson
Artist: Jethro Tull

Flute solos from 18 Jethro Tull songs have been transcribed for this collection. Songs include:

 

These solos are transcribed from the albums on which the songs may be found and, as such, are difficult to play (in true Ian Anderson intense, dynamic fashion). As the solos are excerpts from the complete pieces, they are often improvisational passages, containing different melodic ideas and voicings, and may not always include the original melody.

 

EXPLANATION OF THE FLUTE SYMBOLS

To achieve some of the techniques Ian Anderson employs on his flute

we've added the following notations to the arrangements:

 

01 = first harmonic

02 = second harmonic

sing = sing into the flute

ord. = stop sing

fl. = flutter tongue

sing S = sing in the shape of the line

0/ = increasing harmonics

 

The harmonics are achieved merely by overblowing until the next higher note (overtone) sounds. For the second harmonic, blow until the second higher note sounds. The increasing harmonics are achieved by gradually blowing harder and harder to get as many harmonics as possible.

Singing into the flute may be awkward at first. It is recommended that you learn the pieces first without the singing, then add the effect later. Sing the written note in the octave most comfortable for your voice. It is important to keep the airstream moving fast so there will be a good balance between flute and voice. Ian Anderson has a distinct "dark" sound. In playing these pieces you may wish to play with the blow hole of your flute a little more covered than normal, and blow down into it more. The "dirty" passages should be played with a heavy tongue and almost overblown. You should, however, be careful not to let these techniques become habit.

 

 

Baker St. Muse

Big Dipper

Bouree
Bungle In The Jungle
Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive)
Cross-Eyed Mary
Cup Of Wonder
Fire At Midnight
From Later
Living In The Past
Look Into The Sun
My God
Nothing Is Easy
Passion Play Edit #8
Thick As A Brick
Third Hurrah
The Whistler
The Witch's Promise

48 pages

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PINK FLOYD: THE BLACK STRAT-History David Gilmour's Fender Stratocaster 3rd Edition Phil Taylor BOOK

PINK FLOYD: THE BLACK STRAT, A History of David Gilmour's Black Fender Stratocaster. 144 pagine.

LIBRO ILLUSTRATO CON FOTOGRAFIE A COLORI SULLA CHITARRA DI GILMOUR, FENDER STRATOCASTER NERA DEL CHITARRISTA DEI PINK FLOYD, DAL 1968 A OGGI.

THE STRAPS, PLETTRI, STRINGS, CORDE, CASES, EFFETTI, PEDALI, 

Series: Guitar Reference
Medium: Hardcover
Author: Phil Taylor

The Black Strat book is the first and only accurate and knowledgeable account of David Gilmour's favorite Stratocaster guitar. Written by Phil Taylor "David's personal guitar technician since 1974" to coincide with the release of the long awaited and much requested Fender 'David Gilmour Signature Strat': an instrument replicating the look, set-up, sound and feel of David's famous black guitar as it is today.

The chronological story begins with David Gilmour joining Pink Floyd in early 1968, his guitar at that time, his subsequent instruments leading to the purchase of the Black Strat in 1970, and the other guitars that have come and gone. The book details all of the changes and modifications made to the Black Strat, its use on Pink Floyd tours and iconic albums, David's solo projects, and various guest appearances throughout the years. 144 pages.

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MAYER JOHN HEAVIER THINGS Play It Like It Is guitar TABLATURE Clarity-Daughters-Home Life-New Deep-

MAYER JOHN, HEAVIER THINGS. GUITAR TABLATURE

TRANSCRIPTIONS SUPERVISED BY JOHN MAYER.

LIBRO DI MUSICA ROCK,

SPARTITI PER VOCE E CHITARRA CON:

ACCORDI, PENTAGRAMMA, TABLATURE. 

Transcribed by Jeff Jacobson under the Supervision by John Mayer 

John Mayer - Heavier Things
Series: Play It Like It Is TAB
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music
Artist: John Mayer
Inventory #HL 02500705
ISBN: 9781575607337
UPC: 073999975963
Width: 9.0"
Length: 12.0"
88 pages

Note-for-note tab transcriptions of the hit -Bigger Than My Body and 9 others from the sophomore release by singer/songwriter John Mayer: Clarity - Come Back to Bed - Daughters - Home Life - New Deep - Only Heart - Something's Missing - Split Screen Sadness - Wheel. Includes a fact-filled intro and a cool -emoticon guide to the songs.

Bigger Than My Body
Clarity
Come Back To Bed
Daughters
Home Life
New Deep
nly Heart
Something's Missing
Split Screen Sadness
Wheel

88 pages


JOHN MAYER GETS INTO SOME HEAVIER THINGS

When John Mayer emerged from the
Underground in 2001 with his debut album,
Room for Squares, he was a little-known 22-
Year-old with an acoustic guitar and
bundless energy. His ascent was rapid,
powered by nonstop touring and intensive
word of mouth, which reached critical mass
just as radio and the video channels were
discovering the young artist, Two years later,
Room for Squares was triple-platinum (the
album remained in the Top 100 after more
than 80 consecutive weeks on the Billboard
TOP 200 chart), spawning three hit singles,
one of which, "Your Body Is a Wonderland,"
earned him a Grammy in 2003 for Best Pop
Vocal Performance.
Mayer's much-anticipated Aware/Columbia
follow-up album, which bears the intriguing
title Heavier Things, demonstrates how far this
single-minded artist has come at this still-early
stage of his career.

''In some ways," Mayer says, "the stakes get
higher when you make a second major-label
record and everyone's looking. And in some
ways absolutely nothing is different, because
your voice still sounds the same, and your
hands still feel the same on the guitar, You just
write your songs, You're just a guy with a
guitar putting in a Thai food order at 9 p.m."

The 25-year-old Mayer possesses a
remarkable c1ear-headedness-fittingly, the
new album opens with a song titled
"Clarity"-and the rarefied level of
consciousness that distinguishes this artist's
songs has as much to do with their impact
as his gift for melody, elevated musicianship,
or disarming personality. All of these
elements, by the way, are present in spades
on Heavier Things.
The album was produced and mixed by Jack
Joseph Puig, whose credits include Sheryl
Crow, No Doubt, the Black Crowes, Hole,
and smart-pop progenitors Jellyfish,
"Jack understood what I wanted to do next,"
Mayer says of his decision to work with Puig.
"We had met by way of friendship, not
connections. I don't like pulling connections
in; I'd much rather make friends. He
understands the romance of making
records. Jack and I pushed each other to the
limits of our knowledge, and that's why the
record is as fresh as it is, There are raw
decisions made outside of the comfort zone
of past achievement."
Heavier Things was tracked in New York,
Mayer's present home, and completed at
Puig's longtime L.A. headquarters, Ocean
Way, In addition to the lead single, the
propulsive, hook-packed rocker "Bigger Than
My Body," the album contains several songs
Mayer performed live on his 2003 summer
tour of amphitheaters and arenas-songs
that became immediate crowd favorites.
These include the poignant "Daughters," the

smoldering, blues-based "Come Back to
Bed," the evocative "Wheel." and
"Something's Missing," which climaxes with a
timely and ingenious things-to-do-today
inventory.
Mayer's longtime bass player, David
LaBruyere, appears on all tracks apart from
the virtually solo acoustic "Daughters," while
keyboardist Jamie Muhoberac plays on
eight. Guest musicians include legendary
jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove, drummers Matt
Chamberlain, Steve Jordan, and ?uestlove
from the Roots, percussionist Lenny Castro,
and horn player Jerry Hay. Also present are
guitarist Michael Chaves and drummer J,J.
Johnson from Mayer's touring band.

"I came off the road after two years of
straight touring and knew exactly what kind
of record I wanted to make-it wasn't an
accident," Mayer says of the process that led
to the creation of Heavier Things. "I wanted
to write songs this time that always felt good
under my hands, no matter what. The only
real criterion for the record was, 'Is it fun to
play? Is it physically fun to feel the vibration
of the strings or the feel of my throat when
I'm singing it?' If an idea didn't meet that
criterion, it got dumped.
"This record isas different from the last one as
I am from the last time I made a record," he
adds. "What that amount is, I don't know,
and I'm really interested to find out"

Song List:

Bigger Than My Body - Words and Music: JOHN MAYER - 2003
Clarity - Words and Music: JOHN MAYER - 2003
Come Back To Bed - Words and Music: JOHN MAYER - 2003
Daughters - Words and Music: JOHN MAYER - 2003
Home Life – Words: JOHN MAYER - Music: JOHN MAYER, DAVID LaBREYURE - 2003
New Deep - Words and Music: JOHN MAYER - 2003
Only Heart - Words and Music: JOHN MAYER - 2003
Something's Missing - Words and Music: JOHN MAYER - 2003
Split Screen Sadness - Words and Music: JOHN MAYER - 2003
Wheel - Words and Music: JOHN MAYER - 2003

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MAYER JOHN, CONTINUUM Play It Like It Is guitar TABLATURE Gravity-Waiting on the World to Change-Bold as Love

MAYER JOHN, CONTINUUM. TABLATURE

ARTIST APPROVED

THIS BOOK WAS APPROVED BY JOHN MAYER IN PERSON.

 

Continuum 

Music by John Mayer

Series: Play It Like It Is
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music
Format: Softcover - 
Guitar TAB
Artist: John Mayer

Mayer was recently lauded by Rolling Stone for his massive guitar talent. This folio features notes & tab for all 12 songs from his third CD, including the hits “Gravity” and “Waiting on the World to Change,” plus his cover of Hendrix's “Bold as Love.” Also includes an intro on the making of the album.

Grammy Winner! Best Pop Vocal Album

Inventory #HL 02500986
ISBN: 9781575609447
UPC: 884088129477
Width: 9.0"
Length: 12.0"
100 pages

Belief
Bold As Love
Dreaming With A Broken Heart
Gravity
The Heart Of Life
I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)
I'm Gonna Find Another You
In Repair
Slow Dancing In A Burning Room
Stop This Train
Vultures
Waiting On The World To Change

 


... musician, and get to a point somewhere between
the Trio record and Room for Squares-and
that's a really good place to be."
While the Trio tour showcased Mayer's blazing
fretwork, he says he learned lessons from those
shows about restraint. "When I made my first
record, there was no trust in space because it was
all me; everything was just on those six strings," he
says. "With Steve and Pino it was all about space,
using a whole different palette. When your tone is
good on the guitar, you need, like, four notes. The
more concise and right you have it, the less you
need around it." One listen to such spare, carefully
crafted songs as "Slow Dancing in a Burning
Room" or "I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)"
instantly reveals this new approach.
Mayer points to one song in particular as
the turning point for Continuum. "I wrote 'Gravity'
last summer, and it changed everything," he
says. "You talk less when you trust that people
understand you. 'Gravity' had to be sparse. And
when I listened to it for the first time, holding
back, it was a whole new game. That might be
the most important song I ever wrote."
Armed with this outlook, Mayer knew
Continuum would tackle larger ideas than
those that defined his previous albums. "A big
challenge was writing about big themes," he
says. "I'm not a better writer in terms of sitting
down in front of a pad, but I'm better in terms
of receiving inspiration and converting it into
something 'real' quicker. I'm better equipped to
deal with those moments."
The hard-hitting "Belief" tackles an
infinitely complex subject. Over a slinky,
hypnotic guitar groove, he sings, "We're never
gonna win the world, we're never gonna stop
the warlWe're never gonna beat this if belief is
what we're fighting for," questioning the power
and the limitations of faith and convictions.
"It's an intellectuallandmine-how do you
write a song about what people believe without
impugning their belie s?" he asks. I wanted
to get right next to people's beliefs and look at
them without threatening them. It's tricky. You
only get x number of syllables and you have to
write something you can defend."
With "Waiting on the World to Change,"
Mayer shot for something even more ambitious something
like an attempt to explain his
generation's attitudes about politics. "It's
meant to shed a little light on inactivity and
inaction," he says, "because I don't believe that
inaction is a lack of interest. I think inaction is
preservation-nobody wants to get involved in a
debate in which the rules and facts will change
so that they'll lose. So we end up with this other
option, which is, I guess we'll just have to wait
for things to get better.
Continuum also includes the first cover
Mayer has put on an album, his version of "Bold
As Love" by the incomparable Jimi Hendrix. "To
me, it's the quintessential Jimi Hendrix song,"
says Mayer. "The sensitivity, the imagery, the
power. I also think the third record is the time
when you challenge everybody. It's your throwdown.
Ilike inviting the challenge of, Should
this guy even touch Hendrix's music? To which I
answer, Well, everybody should. Why not?"
Ultimately, Continuum represents maturity,
both musically and thematically, for John
Mayer-a concept that he wasn't comfortable
with until now. "A lot of these songs are about
coming to terms with getting older," he says.
"My generation was never told we were going to
get older. We thought we were going to hear our
names on Romper Room for the rest of our lives.
For a long time, I was really upset about getting
older, worried that things were just going to level
out. But then I realized that everyone around me
was getting older at the same time. We're all
fighting it together, and we're always going to
be those kids, the first really emotionally aware
generation. When I realized that, I could relax
about it a little bit. And I thought that maybe I
can be the guy to sing about it.

Continuum
Series: Play It Like It Is TABLATURE Guitar
Song List:

Belief - Words and Music: John Mayer - 2006
Bold As Love - Words and Music: Jimi Hendrix - 1968
Dreaming With A Broken Heart - Words and Music: John Mayer - 2006
Gravity - Words and Music: John Mayer - 2005
The Heart Of Life - Words and Music: John Mayer - 2006
I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You) - Words and Music: John Mayer - 2006
I'm Gonna Find Another You - Words and Music: John Mayer - 2006
In Repair - Words and Music: John Mayer, Charlie Hunter - 2006
Slow Dancing In A Burning Room - Words and Music: John Mayer - 2006
Stop This Train - Words and Music: John Mayer, Pino Palladino - 2006
Vultures - Words and Music: John Mayer, Pino Palladino, Steven Jordan - 2006
Waiting On The World To Change - Words and Music: John Mayer - 2006

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KNOPFLER MARK KILL TO GET CRIMSON GUITAR TABLATURE SPARTITI LIBRO ACCORDI CHITARRA VOCE

KNOPFLER MARK, KILL TO GET CRIMSON. TABLATURE

 

LIBRO DI MUSICA ROCK.
SPARTITI PER CHITARRA E VOCE. TESTI, ACCORDI, PENTAGRAMMA E TABLATURE.

 

All the songs from the album arranged for Guitar tab, complete with full lyrics.
In this, his fifth studio album, Knopfler brings together everything he's done since his last major release in 2004.

Behind With The Rent
Heart Full Of Holes
In The Sky
Let It All Go
Madame Geneva's
Punish The Monkey
Secondary Waltz
The Fish And The Bird
The Fizzy And The Still
The Scaffolder's Wife
True Love Will Never Fade
We Can Get Wild

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METALLICA DEATH MAGNETIC PLAY IT LIKE IT IS NOTE FOR NOTE TRANSCRIPTIONS BASS TABLATURE

METALLICA, DEATH MAGNETIC. BASS TABLATURE

ARTIST APPROVED

THIS BOOK WAS APPROVED BY METALLICA


Bass Transcriptions
Series: Bass
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music TAB
Artist: Metallica

Projectcoordinator: Rebecca Skidmore

Exact bass transcriptions for all of Robert Trujillo's wicked licks from this smash hit CD. Includes artist-approved notes & tab for the hit single "The Day That Never Comes" and 9 more:

All Nightmare Long
Broken, Beat & Scarred
Cyanide
The Day That Never Comes
The End Of The Line
The Judas Kiss
My Apocalypse
Suicide & Redemption
That Was Just Your Life
The Unforgiven III

116 pages

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3 DOORS DOWN GUITAR TABLATURE CHITARRA SPARTITI ACCORDI CANTO LIBRO PENTAGRAMMA

3 DOORS DOWN. TABLATURE

LIBRO DI MUSICA ROCK.
SPARTITI PER CHITARRA E VOCE.
TESTI DELLE CANZONI, ACCORDI, PENTAGRAMMA E TABLATURE. 

Series: Guitar Recorded Version Softcover - TAB
Artist: 3 Doors Down

104 pages, Matching folio to the chart-topping 2008 album featuring "Citizen/Soldier," "Train" and ten more:

Citizen/Soldier
Give It To Me
It's Not My Time
It's The Only One You've Got
Let Me Be Myself
Pages
Runaway
She Don't Want The World
These Days
Train
When It's Over
Your Arms Feel Like Home

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FENDER STRATOCASTER MANUAL Paul Balmer Hank Marvin ITALIANO MANUALE CHITARRA

FENDER STRATOCASTER MANUAL, by Paul Balmer, foreword by Hank Marvin.

LIBRO CON NUMEROSISSIME FOTOGRAFIE INGRANDITE A COLORI DEI PARTICOLARI DI TUTTE LA FASI PER LA RIPARAZIONE E IL SETTAGGIO. 

contents:
A CLASSIC STRAT
BUYING A FENDER STRATOCASTER:
new Stratocasters
other Strat options in 2006
second hand Stratocasters
verifying authenticity

KNOW YOUR VINTAGE STRAT

KNOW YOUR 'AMERICAN SERIES'

SETTING UP AND TUNING:
bridge adjustment
neck adjustment
replacing kluson tuners
tremolo/ vibrato alignment
tuning

REPAIRS, MAINTENANCE & ADJUSTMENTS:
safety first
tools and working facilities
essential gig bag accessories
it's worth doing a little maintenance
stageside repairs
three-monthly checks
earthing and RF induction issues
paint and lacquer repairs
'String guide' variants
'hard tail' options
pickup replacement
pickup height settings
volume controls
nut adjustment
pickup selection options and rewiring
truss rod adjustment

SPECIFIC CASE STUDIES:
introduction
USA- made '54 custom shop
USA- made '57 vintage reissue
Chinese- made Squier
Mexican- made 'fat Strat'
indonesian- made 'standard Squier'
custom shop Eric Clapton
USA- made '74 vintage reissue
Japanese made 50th anniversary
Fender american series 2005
chinese 'standard' Squier

KEY STRAT PLAYERS AND THEIR GUITARS:
BUDDY HOLLY
ERIC CLAPTON 1, 'brownie' a 1956 sunburst stratocaster serial no 12073
HANK MARVIN
THE BEATLES
JIMI HENDRIX
ERIC CLAPTON 2, 'BLACKIE' a hybrid Stratocaster pu together from three different Strats, including 1957 serial no 20036
MARK KNOPFLER
JEFF BECK
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
ERIC CLAPTON 3, signature Stratocaster

APPENDICES
GLOSSARY
USEFUL CONTACTS
neck profiles
serial numbers

Description
This is the ultimate guide - how to buy, maintain and set up the world's most popular electric guitar, the iconic Fender Stratocaster.

For over 50 years Leo Fender's legendary Stratocaster has defined the shape and sound of the electric guitar. Here, for the first time, is a Haynes practical manual on the Ferrari of its class.

This easy-to-use Fender Stratocaster Manual offers advice on how to get the best from your Strat, be it a budget Chinese Squier or the best the Corona Custom shop can deliver. With step-by-step guidance and clear colour photographs, subjects include changing pickups, adjusting a truss rod and understanding some great stage rigs.

Ten case studies examine in detail everything from a '54 US-built Classic to Indonesian, Japanese, Mexican and Chinese variants. Hank Marvin supplies a foreword and there are Tech Tip contributions from Eric Clapton's and Mark Knopfler's guitar technicians as well as highly respected guitar specialists John Diggins and Andy Gibson.

Special Features:
Buying a 'Strat', used and new options, pitfalls, authenticity issues, getting the right 'Strat' for the job.
Pre-gig checks, tuning, stageside repairs.
Routine maintenance and servicing.
Set-ups and careful 'customising'.
Safety, electric shocks, hearing damage, paint spray hazards, repetitive strain injury.
Dimensions and weights, buying spares, model identification.
How the pros set up their 'Strats' and related hardware.
Length: 176 pages, Language: English

To see a list of other books by this author, click the author's name.
Fender Stratocaster Manual
How to buy, maintain and set up the world's most popular electric guitar
By: Paul Balmer
Foreword: Hank Marvin

Leo Fender launched the Stratocaster electric guitar in 1954 as an upgrade to his Telecaster. The Strat - streamlined, chrome-plated, efficient, fast and sexy - soon gained icon status. Today, while original models change hands for thousands of dollars, almost identical Stratocasters are mass-produced by Fender USA for sale worldwide. The Fender Stratocaster is still a low-maintenance good little runner and, with the help of this practical 'how to' manual, should last a lifetime.

This is a Haynes Featured Book. Hardback, 270 x 210mm, 176 pages, 568 colour illustrations

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GIBSON LES PAUL 50 YEARS OF THE, Half a Century of the Greatest Electric Guitars, Tony Bacon.

50 YEARS OF THE GIBSON LES PAUL, Half a Century of the Greatest Electric Guitars. Tony Bacon. 160 pagine.

Series: Book
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Medium: Softcover
Author: Tony Bacon

This exciting book documents the complete decade-by-decade story of one of the world's most important and influential electric guitars. The Gibson Les Paul turned 50 years old in 2002, and since its invention, its sweet, urgent sound has been used by a host of major rock players - from Eric Clapton in Cream to Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols, from Joe Walsh in The Eagles to Slash of Guns N'Roses. Unique color photographs feature a multitude of luscious Les Paul models and highlight great players in action with their Les Paul guitars. Meticulous listings for the collector document every model produced from 1952 to the present day. 50 Years of the Gibson Les Paul is a beautiful, detailed examination of six decades of great guitars and the fine musicians inspired to play them. 160 pages.

 

FIFTY YEARS OF THE GIBSON LES PAUL

Les Paul created on record a magical orchestra of massed guitars playing catchy instrumental tunes, and his first multi-guitar single was a big hit.

 

Les Paul is not just the name on a guitar headstock. The man himself was born Lester William Polfus in Waukesha, Wisconsin, in the mid 1910s, and started professional life as a talented, teenage guitarist. By age 17 he was broadcasting on local radio stations, playing country as Rhubarb Red and adding jazz to his expanding repertoire. The kid had an apparently natural technical ability, which he applied to music as well as to making his own bits and pieces of instrumental and electrical gadgetry. Like a number of performers in the 1930s, the young Lester soon became interested in amplifying his guitar. He recalled later that in his early teens he'd managed to create a pickup out of a telephone mouthpiece and an amplifier from his parents' radio, allowing him to bring his guitar to the attention of the audience at a local roadhouse gig. Around this time companies such as Rickenbacker, National and others began to sell the first commercial electric guitars, instruments with electric pickups and controls built into regular archtop acoustic guitars. By the middle of the 1930s the Gibson company had got into this market with an "Electric Spanish" guitar and amplifier, as had their biggest competitor, Epiphone of New York City. Meanwhile, Lester Polfus had permanently adopted a suitably shortened version of his name - Les Paul - and for three years from 1938 led a jazz-based trio broadcasting out of New York on the Fred Waring show. It was at this time that he moved from an acoustic archtop model to one of Gibson's first electric guitars, the ES-300. Later he would visit the empty Epiphone factory at weekends to experiment with an instrument he called his "log". The nickname came from a four-by-four solid block of pine that he inserted between the sawn halves of a dismembered Epiphone body, with a Gibson neck and Larson Bros fingerboard, adding his own vibrato and pickups. He didn't play this one much - it was more of a testbed. A little later Paul modified a second and third Epiphone, which he named his "clunkers", and he and vocal/guitar partner Mary Ford would use these semi-solid guitars regularly on stage and in recording studios through the early 1950s. Other explorations into solidbody electric guitars were being made elsewhere in America at this time, not least by Rickenbacker, National, Bigsby and Fender, all in California. A solidbody electric was appealing to manufacturers because it would be easier to construct than an acoustic guitar, using a body or body-section made of solid wood to support the strings and pickups. For the player, it would cut down the annoying feedback produced by amplified acoustic guitars. A solidbody guitar reduced the effect that the body had on the instrument's overall tone – something that players of electric hollowbody guitars criticise - but the solid body had the benefit of more accurately reproducing and sustaining the sound of the strings. Paul knew that Gibson was the biggest in the guitar business in the 1940s. After all, he'd appeared in the company's catalogues and ads as a famous player, both as Rhubarb Red and as Les Paul, and he'd played various Gibson guitars, including L-50, L-5 and Super 400 models (all acoustics) and that electric ES-300. So now he decided to try to interest them in his "log". Gibson was big, and ...

 

LES BEFORE THE PAUL

THE 50'S

THE 60'S

THE 70'S

THE 80'S

THE 90'S

THE NOUGHTIES

REFERENCE SECTION

INDEX

ACKNOWLEDGEMTES

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