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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 Guitarist's Guide To Maintenance & Repair
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    Backbeat Books Beatles Gear Revised Edition: All The Fab Four's Instruments From Stage to Studio
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    Hal Leonard Rolling Stones Gear - All The Stones' Instruments From Stage To Studio
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    Hal Leonard Guitar Effects Pedals: The Practical Handbook Book/CD
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    Hal Leonard Martin Guitars: A History
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    Centerstream Publishing Burst Believers (Hardcover Book)
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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 Stratocaster Continues - The Sixth Decade Of The Fender Strat
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    Hal Leonard The Fender Archives: A Scrapbook of Artifacts, Treasures, and Inside Information
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    Hal Leonard The Fender Stratocaster - The Life and Times of the World's Greatest Guitar and Its Players Book
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    Hal Leonard Blue Book Of Electric Guitars - 15th Edition
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    Hal Leonard The Ultimate Bluegrass Mandolin Construction Manual
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    Centerstream Publishing Explorer: A Pictorial History Book
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    Backbeat Books Gibson's Fabulous Flat-Tops - Revised And Updated
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    Hal Leonard Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar
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    Music Sales Complete Guitar Repair
    Music Sales Complete Guitar Repair
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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 The Rogers Drum Book
    Hal Leonard The Rogers Drum Book
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    Hal Leonard Blue Book Of Acoustic Guitars - 15th Edition
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    Hal Leonard The Rickenbacker Electric Bass - Second Edition Book Series Softcover Written by Paul D. Boyer
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    Backbeat Books The Epiphone Guitar Book - A Complete History of Epiphone Guitars
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    Kendrick Books Tube Guitar Amplifier Essentials Book
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    Hal Leonard Violin Repair Guide
    Hal Leonard Violin Repair Guide
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    Backbeat Books Flying V Explorer Firebird: An Odd-Shapted History Of Gibson'S Weird Electric Guitars
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    Hal Leonard Tone Manual - Discovering Your Ultimate Electric Guitar Sound
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    Backbeat Books Rickenbackers And Twelve String Electrics
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    Hal Leonard Setup & Maintenance Hal Leonard Guitar Method Supplement (Includes Korg Tuner)
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    Hal Leonard The Gibson Les Paul:  The Illustrated History of the Guitar That Changed Rock
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  30. Hal Leonard The Tao of Tunings - A Map to the World of Alternate Tunings (Book/CD)
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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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