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    Backbeat Books The Tube Amp Book (Book/CD)
    Your Price $45.95
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    Hal Leonard Rolling Stones Gear - All The Stones' Instruments From Stage To Studio
    Your Price $60.0
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    Hal Leonard Martin Guitars - A Technical Reference Book
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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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    Backbeat Books The Epiphone Guitar Book - A Complete History of Epiphone Guitars
    Your Price $27.99
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    Alfred Teach Yourself Guitar Repair and Maintenance Book
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    Hal Leonard The Fender Stratocaster - The Life and Times of the World's Greatest Guitar and Its Players Book
    Your Price $40.0
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    Hal Leonard Martin Guitars: A History
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    Backbeat Books The Gibson 335 Book:  Electric Thinlines and the Players Who Made Them Famous
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    Centerstream Publishing History Of Japanese Electric Guitars
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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 History Of The American Guitar -1833 to the Present Day
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    Hal Leonard 50 Years of Gretsch Electrics Book
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    Hal Leonard The Drum Book - A History of the Rock Drum Kit Revised And Updated Edition
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    Hal Leonard Setup & Maintenance Hal Leonard Guitar Method Supplement (Includes Korg Tuner)
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    Hal Leonard The Complete Guide to Guitar and Amp Maintenance Book
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    Hal Leonard The Ultimate Fender Book
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    Hal Leonard Drum Tuning - The Ultimate Guide (Book/CD Set)
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    Mel Bay Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method Grade 1, Expanded (Spanish Edition)
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  20. Alfred Mini Music Guides: Mandolin Chord Dictionary Book
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  21. Hal Leonard John Williams for Beginning Piano Solo
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  22. Centerstream Publishing The Complete Guide to the Gibson Mandolins
    Your Price $45.0
  23. Hal Leonard The Acoustic Guitar Repair Detective - Case Studies of Steel-String Guitar Diagnoses and Repairs
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  24. Hal Leonard The Fender Bass Book
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  25. Hal Leonard Star Guitars - 101 Guitars that Rocked the World
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  26. Hal Leonard The Stratocaster Continues - The Sixth Decade Of The Fender Strat
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  27. Backbeat Books The Guitar Amp Handbook: Understanding Tube Amplifiers and Getting Great Sounds
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  28. Hal Leonard Blue Book Of Acoustic Guitars - 15th Edition
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  29. Hal Leonard The PRS Guitar Book - A Complete History Of Paul Reed Smith Guitars
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  30. Hal Leonard Brian May's Red Special: The Story Of The Home-Made Guitar That Rocked Queen and The World
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Having a stronger understanding of how your musical equipment works - and how to maintain and repair it - is easy when you own the right instruments and gear reference materials. Whether you play the guitar, piano, bass, drums, mandolin or ukulele, this section is chock-full of reference materials for every one of those musical instruments. In fact, companies like Backbeat, Mel Bay, Centerstream Publishing and Artemis Music are all well-known for their top-notch reference books, and each have choices here.

With a catalog this comprehensive, you'll definitely benefit from refining your search by "Category" so that it sorts your options by your instrument of choice. For example, if you're a bass player, click specifically on "Bass Guitar" and only reference material for that instrument will appear. Need a suggestion? Check out the Mel Bay FAQ: Bass Guitar Care and Setup Book. This top seller contains instructions for fixing your bass along with photos, diagrams and sketches. From cleaning and restringing to adjusting the neck, bridge saddle, intonation and pickups, this book is perfect for teaching beginners and also as reference for pros.

Using the same "Category" and "Refine" functions, pianists and keyboardists will come across instruments and gear reference materials from the likes of Hal Leonard and Backbeat Books. Speaking of the latter, the Backbeat Books The Piano Handbook - A Complete Guide for Mastering Piano with CD Hardcover is a popular seller. Filled with easy-to-follow exercises and techniques in styles ranging from classical to jazz, rock and fusion, this handbook is ideal for anyone interested in learning the piano or improving their skills.

As for all you guitarists, your reference material choices are seemingly endless. Need some killer repair and maintenance guidance? Go with the Alfred Teach Yourself Guitar Repair and Maintenance Book. Want to learn more about various effects pedals and tones? Check out the Hal Leonard Introduction to Guitar Tone and Effects (Book/CD). You'll even find care and setup books for classical guitars; it's all here!

If you're passionate about playing music, it only makes sense to learn as much as possible about the musical instrument and gear you're playing on. Doing so will not only make you more knowledgeable of the equipment itself, but you'll gain more appreciation for how much detail and hard work went into its creation. With that in mind, you don't need to look any further for instruments and gear reference materials, so feel free to start building your collection from these pages any time now.
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