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    Alfred Teach Yourself Guitar Repair and Maintenance Book
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    Hal Leonard Brian May's Red Special: The Story Of The Home-Made Guitar That Rocked Queen and The World
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    Hal Leonard Guitar Effects Pedals: The Practical Handbook Book/CD
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    Hal Leonard C.F. Martin And His Guitars 1796-1873 Softcover Book
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    Backbeat Books The Tube Amp Book (Book/Online Media)
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    Backbeat Books The Epiphone Guitar Book - A Complete History of Epiphone Guitars
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    Hal Leonard Guitar Player Presents Do-It-Yourself Projects for Guitarists
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    Hal Leonard Martin Guitar Masterpieces - A Showcase Of Artist's Editions Limited Editions And Custom
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    Hal Leonard The Wah Wah Book
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    Mel Bay FAQ: Bass Guitar Care and Setup Book
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    Music Sales Do It Yourself Guitar Repair Compact Reference (Book)
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    Centerstream Publishing Burst Believers IV Book
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    Centerstream Publishing Explorer: A Pictorial History Book
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    Centerstream Publishing The Gibson P.A.F. Humbucking Pickup: From Myth to Reality Written by Mario Milan
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    Hal Leonard 100 Great Guitarists and the Gear That Made Them Famous
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    Centerstream Publishing Burst Believers III
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    Centerstream Publishing The Complete Guide to the Gibson Mandolins
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    Hal Leonard The Banjo: An Illustrated History
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    Hal Leonard The Martin Archives - A Scrapbook of Treasures from the World's Foremost Acoustic Guitar Maker
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    Hal Leonard The Ultimate Bluegrass Mandolin Construction Manual
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    Hal Leonard The Fender Bass Book
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    Hal Leonard The Great British Recording Studios
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    Hal Leonard The Gibson Les Paul:  The Illustrated History of the Guitar That Changed Rock
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    Hal Leonard Star Guitars - 101 Guitars that Rocked the World
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    Hal Leonard The Complete Guide to Guitar and Amp Maintenance Book
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    Hal Leonard The Stratocaster Continues - The Sixth Decade Of The Fender Strat
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    Hal Leonard The Ultimate Fender Book
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    Hal Leonard 50 Years of Gretsch Electrics Book
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    Backbeat Books Boutique Acoustics: 160 Years Of Hand-Built American Guitars
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    Backbeat Books The Guitar Amp Handbook: Understanding Tube Amplifiers and Getting Great Sounds
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    Centerstream Publishing History Of Japanese Electric Guitars
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    Backbeat Books The Gretsch Electric Guitar Book - 60 Years of White Falcons, 6120s, Jets, Gents, and More
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    Hal Leonard Blue Book Of Acoustic Guitars - 15th Edition
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    Hal Leonard Blue Book Of Electric Guitars - 15th Edition
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    Hal Leonard Riff Notes - Guitar String Basics
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    Centerstream Publishing Burst Believers I and II Bundled Set Limited Edition
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    Hal Leonard 2015 Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide
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Certain tools are essential to every occupation. For musicians, those "tools of the trade" are musical instruments and (if they're electric) their amplifiers. In order to become a better musician, you need to have a stronger understanding of your gear, including how it works and what you can do to make it look, sound and play better. That's why owning a decent collection of instruments and gear reference material comes in handy, and this catalog is loaded with choices from respected music education publishers.

Whether you're interested in learning the history of your tube amplifier, enhancing your knowledge of effects pedals or are looking for a guitar repair guide, you'll find something here to your liking. Take for example the Hal Leonard Tone Manual - Discovering Your Ultimate Electric Guitar Sound. In this course you'll learn about the individual components that come together and contribute to a superior guitar tone. Throughout this guide you'll get great tips on improving and making the most of the gear you own, and it even features interviews with well-known artists and manufacturers. By the time you're finished this guide, you'll be sure to have a better understanding on how to achieve your ultimate guitar sound.

Alfred is another company that's trusted for their fantastic instruments and gear reference materials, and their Instrument Repair Music Teaching - Stanley is a must-own guide for any band director. Throughout this comprehensive text on instrument repairs, you'll learn how to tackle certain challenges that every music teacher faces in the band room, study aspects of repair and learn excellent tips on preventative maintenance.

In addition to popular instruments like the drums, bass, guitar and piano, there are also instruments and gear reference materials on MIDI, mandolins, lap steel guitars and violins. You'll even come across guides that teach you how to achieve a similar sound to famous artists like The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix. No matter what your musical instrument of choice is or what your aspirations may be, this section has something to improve your musicianship - and in the process, increase your playing enjoyment.
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