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Acoustic Guitars and Other Fretted Instruments : A Photographic History
by George Gruhn, Walter Carter (Contributor)
Paperback - 320 pages
(November )

American Guitars : An Illustrated History
by Tom Wheeler
The only comprehensive history of the guitar, from the Civil War to the present. "I think this book is a must for guitar players and those interested in guitar music."--B. B. King
Annotation Amazon.com
Paperback - 384 pages Rev&Updtd edition (June 1992)

The Bass Book/a Complete Illustrated History of Bass Guitars
by Tony Bacon, Barry Moorhouse (Contributor)
(Hardcover)
 

Blue Book of Electric Guitars, Eighth Edition
Blue Book of Electric Guitars, Eighth Edition
by Zachary R. Fjestad, S. P. Fjestad
The Blue Book of Electric Guitars is an annual electric and acoustic electric guitar pricing book containing almost 900 pages and over 40,000 prices. Included are hundreds of photos and graphics to help identify most new and vintage electric guitars. Additionally, there is much technical information and data, including serialization, to help both the novice and seasoned dealer or collector ascertain the most up-to-date electric guitar pricing and related information. The Publisher
Paperback from Blue Book Publications

 
Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars, Eighth Edition
Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars, Eighth Edition
by Zachary R. Fjestad
Paperback from Blue Book Publications

 
Beauty of the 'Burst: Gibson Sunburst Les Pauls from '58 to '60
by Yasuhiko Iwanade
Listed under Gibson Guitars

Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars
by S. P. Fjestad (Editor), Gurney Brown 
Paperback: 450 pages
Blue Book Pubns; ISBN: 1886768250; 7th edition (October )

Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars (7th)
by S. P. Fjestad (Editor)
Paperback: 400 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.94 x 11.00 x 8.41
Blue Book Pubns; ISBN: 188678681X; 6th edition (January )
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Blue Guitar
by Ken Vose, Leslie Jean-Bart
After acquiring over 1,000 guitars, collector Scott Chinery bought one that refueled his passion for the instrument. It was an 18-inch archtop guitar designed by Jimmy D'Aquisto, a man considered by many guitar aficionados to be the greatest luthier who ever lived. Amazon.com
Hardcover - 132 pages

Electric Guitars and Basses : A Photographic History
by George Gruhn, Walter Carter (Contributor)
(Paperback)
 

Electric Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia
by Tony Bacon, et al 
(Hardcover)
 
Flying V: The Illustrated History of this Modernistic Guitar
Flying V: The Illustrated History of this Modernistic Guitar
by Larry Meiners, Billy F. Gibbons
Book Description: Flying Vintage Publishing is proud to announce the new Flying "V" book, by Larry Meiners. This 72-page book includes an 8-page color section. Photos of Flying V guitars as well as photographs of Jimi Hendrix, Billy F Gibbons, Lonnie Mack, Albert King, Michael Schenker, Eric Johnson, Rudolf Schenker and others playing Flying V guitars are included. Flying V models from 1958 to the present are discussed. Many pages of information are included, such as serial numbers, production figures, construction data, parts, cases and more. 
Paperback from Flying Vintage Publishing
 

Gruhn's Guide to Vintage Guitars : An Identification Guide for American Fretted Instruments (2nd Ed)
by George Gruhn, Walter Carter
Paperback - 581 pages 2nd edition
Backbeat Books; ISBN: 0879304227

The Gibson Les Paul Book : A Complete History of Les Paul Guitars
by Tony Bacon, Paul Day (Contributor)
Listed under Gibson Guitars

50 Years of Fender: Half a Century of the Greatest Electric Guitars
by Tony Bacon, Paul Day
Listed under Fender Guitars

The Electric Guitar: An Illustrated History
by Paul Trynka (Editor)
Foreword by Keith Richards
Paperback: 159 pages
Virgin Publishing; ISBN: 075350653X;

Hofner Violin Bass Model 500/1
by Joe Dunn
Hardcover: 38 pages
New Cavendish Books; ISBN: 9748225143;

Guitar History : Guitars Made by the Fender Company Vol 1
Donald Brosnac (Editor)
Listed under Fender Guitars

Martin Guitars : An Illustrated Celebration of America's Premier Guitarmaker
by Jim Washburn, Richard Johnston
Hardcover - 256 pages illustrate edition
Rodale Press; ISBN: 0762101741

The Martin Book/a Complete History of Martin Guitars
by Walter Carter
Hardcover - 108 pages (April )
Backbeat Books; ISBN: 0879303549

The Guitars of the Fred Gretsch Company
by Jay Scott
(Paperback)

Gretsch Drums: The Legacy of "That Great Gretsch Sound"
Chet Falzerano
Listed under Drums

Guitar Identification : A Reference Guide to Serial Numbers for Dating the Guitars Made by Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, C.F. Martin & Co
by A. R. Duchossoir, Andre Duchossior
Book Description: Now thoroughly revised and expanded to include features and serial numbers from the 1990s, Guitar Identification is a reference workbook for dating the guitars made by Fender, Gibson, Gretsch and Martin. It provides the most comprehensive lists of serial numbers ever published on these legendary manufacturers, and covers typical features to help collectors assess the vintage of their electric or acoustic guitars. 56 pages, 9 inch. x 12 inch. 
(Paperback)

The Rickenbacker Book : A Complete History of Rickenbacker Electric Guitars
by Tony Bacon, Paul Day (Contributor)
(Hardcover)

The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide 2004
by Alan Greenwood, Gil Hembree, Vintage Guitar Books
Paperback from Vintage Guitar Magazine

The PRS Guitar Book : A Complete History of Paul Reed Smith Guitars
by Dave Burrluck
Book Description: Paul Reed Smith began building custom guitars in the late 1970s for players ranging from Ted Nugent to Carlos Santana. Now updated in paperback, this lush volume documents the latest developments at PRS - including the introduction of the Singlecut and Santana SE models - and showcases the stunning designs, technical innovations and ingenious workmanship of this cutting-edge company. Punctuating an anecdotal narrative, rich color photos showcase the Smith-signed Signature models, exquisite...
Paperback: 142 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.43 x 12.58 x 9.90 
Publisher: Backbeat Books; ;
ISBN: 0879307129 

Orion Blue Book : Guitars & Musical Instruments 2002 (Orion Blue Book. Guitars and Musical Instruments.)
(Hardcover)
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Star Guitars : Guitars and Players That Have Helped Shape Modern Music
by Neville Marten
(Paperback)

Vintage Guitars : The Instruments the Players the Music
by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers (Editor)
(Paperback)

A Collection of Fine Spanish Guitars from Torres to the Present
by Sheldon Urlik
(Hardcover)
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Custom Guitars : A Complete Guide to Contemporary Handcrafted Guitars (Acoustic Guitar Guides)
(Paperback)
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The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide 2003 Edition
by Alan Greenwood, Gil Hembree
Book Description: From Vintage Guitar magazine, the country's largest publication on classic guitars and amps, comes the authoritative and completely updated The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide, 2003. New this year is a "Cases and Components" section with values on parts and cases and an expanded section on amplifier values. Nearly 600 photos illustrate this guide to market values for around 450 different brands of vintage to recent-model acoustic and electric guitars, amps, basses, effects pedals, mandolins, lap steels, ukuleles and steel guitars. The VG Price Guide 2003 offers more detailed model listings and brand histories, and is fully indexed for ease of use. This 2003 edition updates the informative introduction explaining the economic "hows and whys" of the guitar market.
Paperback: 340 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.61 x 10.70 x 8.14 
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation; ; (October )
ISBN: 1884883133
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Lutherie Woods & Steel String Guitars : A Guide to Tonewoods With a Compilaition of Repair & Construction Techniques
by Tim Olsen, Cyndy Burton
(Hardcover)
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The Guitars of the Fred Gretsch Company
(Paperback - July 1992)
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Gibson Guitars : 100 Years of an American Icon
by Walter Carter
(Paperback)
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Great Guitars
by Robert Shaw 
Hardcover - 128 pages (March )
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