The Stratocaster Continues

The Stratocaster Continues

the iconic guitar's existence, the last ten years of the instrument's history is examined, complete with insights from Fender executives and the legendary guitarists who use them. Original.

Author: Tom Wheeler

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495004554

Category: Music

Page: 104

View: 168

the iconic guitar's existence, the last ten years of the instrument's history is examined, complete with insights from Fender executives and the legendary guitarists who use them. Original.
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The Fender Stratocaster

The Fender Stratocaster

Here is the complete story of this legendary["ultimate" used above] guitar. Packed with more than 700 photos and memorabilia, plus profiles of the great Strat players, this book is a suitable tribute to the Stratocaster.

Author: Dave Hunter

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760344842

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 304

"The complete illustrated history of the greatest electric guitar of all time and its players. Foreword by Randy Bachman"--
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Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster

Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster

Truss Rod The Stratocaster's original truss rod was installed through a channel routed in the back of the maple neck, ... Freddie Tavares, and others on the Fender team was an ingenious piece of engineering for its day, and continues to ...

Author: Dave Hunter

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760370117

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 339

Celebrate of the history and significance of both the Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster for the company's 75th anniversary in this combined edition of Dave Hunter's two best-selling books! The Fender Telecaster, created in Les Fender's Fullerton, California, workshop and introduced in 1950, is a working-class hero and the ultimate blue-collar guitar. It wasn't meant to be elegant, pretty, or sophisticated. Designed to be a utilitarian musical instrument, it has lived up to that destiny. In the hands of players from Muddy Waters to James Burton, Bruce Springsteen to Joe Strummer, the Telecaster has made the music of working people—country, blues, punk, rock 'n' roll, and even jazz. Fender’s Stratocaster is arguably the number-one instrument icon of the guitar world. When introduced in 1954, its offset space-age lines, contoured body, and three-pickup configuration set the music world on its ear—it was truly unlike any guitar that had come before. In the hands of the world’s most beloved players, such as Buddy Holly, Eric Clapton, Ike Turner, and, yes, Jimi Hendrix, the Stratocaster has since become a popular instrument of choice among rock, blues, jazz, and country players and, not coincidentally, is also one of the most copied electric guitars of all time. In this authoritatively written, painstakingly curated, and gloriously presented combined edition to celebrate Fender's 75th anniversary, author Dave Hunter covers both of the guitar’s histories from concept, design, and model launch through its numerous variations and right up to the present. The story is richly illustrated with archival images, musicians in action, studio shots, memorabilia, and profiles of over 50 Tele and Strat slingers through the ages. With its unprecedented level of detail and stunning visuals, Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster is the only book tribute worthy of the world’s two greatest guitars.
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Electric Guitars

Electric Guitars

But many musicians, collectors and guitar dealers are inclined to measure the worth of Fender purely in terms of those past achievements – which must be a continuing frustration for a modern company whose new ideas are often resisted ...

Author: Teja Gerken

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780760363607

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 471

Electric Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia is a tour through pop-music’s most celebrated musical instrument. Covering several decades of iconic pieces, this guide describes electric guitars produced by every significant manufacturer from Alembic to Zemaitis. Alongside every model is detailed information and a host of action pictures of key players, from Chet Atkins to Joey Z. 1,200 photographs really bring each guitar to life. With 800 classic, rare and unusual instruments from all major manufacturers in studio-quality photographs, plus illustrations of key players, original ads, and memorabilia, it’s easy to get lost within these pages. Comprehensive and informative text with a unique A-to-Z guitar directory covers makers’ histories, great guitarists, and musical trends. This is the definitive guide to the electric guitar, written and researched by the world’s leading authorities on the instrument that has shaped over 50 years of popular music. In words and pictures, detailed descriptions of just why the electric guitar is the most exciting icon of modern pop music.
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The Strat in the Attic 2

The Strat in the Attic 2

He was in there, my Yoda, still partly cloaked in the sanctity of his swamp. My Merlin, stern and inscrutable, ready to shock, amaze, and enlighten with his magic. I got back in the car and drove off past the Dumpsters behind the ...

Author: Deke Dickerson

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760346877

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 105

More astounding stories of rare guitar finds and the music legends who owned them. Do you dream of finding a 1954 Stratocaster or 1952 Gibson Les Paul online, at a garage sale, or in the local penny saver? How about virtually rubbing elbows with one of your favorite rock legends? Following up his first-of-its-kind The Strat in the Attic, musician, journalist, and "guitarchaeologist" Deke Dickerson shares the stories behind dozens of more astounding finds including: A rarer-than-hens-teeth 1966 Hallmark Swept-Wing that originally belonged to Robbie Krieger of the Doors, stashed away in an attic in Alaska for forty years! A crazy-valuable 1958 Gibson Flying V belonging to a Chicago bluesman--who, it turns out, also happens to have an equally rare 1958 Gibson Explorer! An out-of-the-blue, a "to whom it may concern" email leads the author to a trailer park in Salem, Oregon, where one of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys' original 1940's Epiphone Emperor archtops is waiting to be purchased for a song! Luthier R.C. Allen relates the tales of buying Nat "King" Cole Trio guitarist Oscar Moore's Stromberg Master 400 archtop and of being gifted a 1953 Standel amp from Merle Travis! Buddy Merrill, the amazingly talented guitarist from the Lawrence Welk show, gives his 1970 Micro-Frets Huntington to the author, but only if he "promises to PRACTICE." Photos of the guitars and other exciting memorabilia round out a package that no vintage-guitar aficionado will want to be without! "Deke Dickerson's love for guitars and his genius for finding some of the rarest birds in the musical aviary is matched by his not-inconsiderable writing chops. The man knows how to tell a great story." --Jonathan Kellerman
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The Fender Bass

The Fender Bass

The legend of the Fender Bass was born and continues to thrive today , even though for the first time ever it is being threatened by new « synthetic » instruments which are making a real breakthrough , comparable to the one which the P.

Author: Klaus Blasquiz

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 079350757X

Category: Music

Page: 48

View: 935

(Book). The Fender Bass, created 40 years ago by the inventive genius of Leo Fender, still remains today as the definitive electric bass. Before Fender, there was simply no electric bass at all! Leo's design was so revolutionary that it rapidly became a 'classic, ' an essential element which was responsible for defining the image of modern music. Every new bass is inspired (more or less) from his basic design. The Fender Bass tells the detailed story of the electric bass through the different models and their improvements, from their origins to the present form. Includes hundreds of black & white and color photos of the basses and their most famous players.
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The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook

The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook

Over half a century later, all manner of star artists continue to use Fender's first and wonderfully basic solidbody design. Even if Fender had only made that one model, the company's place in the history of the electric guitar would be ...

Author: Tony Bacon

Publisher: Race Point Pub

ISBN: 9781937994044

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 811

A stunning visual guide to the guitar – with detailed profiles of everything from the legendary Martin flat-tops to Fender’s twelve-string electrics and everything in between. The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook tells the full story of every major type of guitar. With a chapter devoted to each branch of the guitar family, Tony Bacon casts his expert eye over some of the world’s greatest guitars and the stars who have played them. Combining the history of the world’s most popular instrument with a unique geographical focus, The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook gives a global picture of guitar making from the United States to the Far East and from Europe to Australia.
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Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster

Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster

Celebrate of the history and significance of both the Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster for the company's 75th anniversary in this combined edition of Dave Hunter's two best-selling books!

Author: Dave Hunter

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760370100

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 631

Celebrate of the history and significance of both the Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster for the company's 75th anniversary in this combined edition of Dave Hunter's two best-selling books! The Fender Telecaster, created in Les Fender's Fullerton, California, workshop and introduced in 1950, is a working-class hero and the ultimate blue-collar guitar. It wasn't meant to be elegant, pretty, or sophisticated. Designed to be a utilitarian musical instrument, it has lived up to that destiny. In the hands of players from Muddy Waters to James Burton, Bruce Springsteen to Joe Strummer, the Telecaster has made the music of working people—country, blues, punk, rock 'n' roll, and even jazz. Fender’s Stratocaster is arguably the number-one instrument icon of the guitar world. When introduced in 1954, its offset space-age lines, contoured body, and three-pickup configuration set the music world on its ear—it was truly unlike any guitar that had come before. In the hands of the world’s most beloved players, such as Buddy Holly, Eric Clapton, Ike Turner, and, yes, Jimi Hendrix, the Stratocaster has since become a popular instrument of choice among rock, blues, jazz, and country players and, not coincidentally, is also one of the most copied electric guitars of all time. In this authoritatively written, painstakingly curated, and gloriously presented combined edition to celebrate Fender's 75th anniversary, author Dave Hunter covers both of the guitar’s histories from concept, design, and model launch through its numerous variations and right up to the present. The story is richly illustrated with archival images, musicians in action, studio shots, memorabilia, and profiles of over 50 Tele and Strat slingers through the ages. With its unprecedented level of detail and stunning visuals, Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster is the only book tribute worthy of the world’s two greatest guitars.
Categories: Music

The Stratocaster Guitar Book

The Stratocaster Guitar Book

In this book, interviews with important Strat players from every decade illustrate the instrument's versatility, playability, and continuing importance.

Author: Tony Bacon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781476855950

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 703

THE STRATOCASTER GUITAR BOOK: A COMPLETE HISTORY OF FENDER'S GREATEST GUITAR
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The Music Sound

The Music Sound

In 1954 Fender introduced the Stratocaster, or "Strat", which was positioned as a deluxe model and offered various product ... tremolo by Fender, thus beginning a confusion of the terms that still continues), three single-coil pickups, ...

Author: Nicolae Sfetcu

Publisher: Nicolae Sfetcu

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page:

View: 910

A guide for music: compositions, events, forms, genres, groups, history, industry, instruments, language, live music, musicians, songs, musicology, techniques, terminology , theory, music video. Music is a human activity which involves structured and audible sounds, which is used for artistic or aesthetic, entertainment, or ceremonial purposes. The traditional or classical European aspects of music often listed are those elements given primacy in European-influenced classical music: melody, harmony, rhythm, tone color/timbre, and form. A more comprehensive list is given by stating the aspects of sound: pitch, timbre, loudness, and duration. Common terms used to discuss particular pieces include melody, which is a succession of notes heard as some sort of unit; chord, which is a simultaneity of notes heard as some sort of unit; chord progression, which is a succession of chords (simultaneity succession); harmony, which is the relationship between two or more pitches; counterpoint, which is the simultaneity and organization of different melodies; and rhythm, which is the organization of the durational aspects of music.
Categories: Music