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    Centerstream Publishing The Complete Guide to the Gibson Mandolins
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    Hal Leonard Guitar Effects Pedals: The Practical Handbook Book/CD
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    Backbeat Books Guitar Amplifier Handbook
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    Hal Leonard Blue Book Of Acoustic Guitars - 15th Edition
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  5. Kendrick Books Tube Guitar Amplifier Essentials Book
    Your Price $21.63
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    Alfred Teach Yourself Guitar Repair and Maintenance Book
    Your Price $12.99
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    Mel Bay Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method Grade 1, Expanded (Spanish Edition)
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    Hal Leonard The Wah Wah Book
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  9. Centerstream Publishing Burst Believers IV Book
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    Centerstream Publishing Explorer: A Pictorial History Book
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    Hal Leonard The Rickenbacker Electric Bass - Second Edition Book Series Softcover Written by Paul D. Boyer
    Your Price $27.99
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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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  13. Hal Leonard 100 Great Guitarists and the Gear That Made Them Famous
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  14. Alfred Mini Music Guides: Mandolin Chord Dictionary Book
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    Centerstream Publishing Burst Believers III
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    Hal Leonard The Banjo: An Illustrated History
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  17. Hal Leonard The Acoustic Guitar Repair Detective - Case Studies of Steel-String Guitar Diagnoses and Repairs
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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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  19. Alfred Instrument Repair Music Teaching - Stanley
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  20. Music Sales Do It Yourself Guitar Repair Compact Reference (Book)
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  21. Centerstream Publishing The Gibson 175 Its History & Its Players (Book)
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    Centerstream Publishing Rickenbacker - Reference Book
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  23. Hal Leonard The Fender Bass Book
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    Hal Leonard Martin Guitars - A Technical Reference Book
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    Hal Leonard The Great British Recording Studios
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  26. Backbeat Books Flying V Explorer Firebird: An Odd-Shapted History Of Gibson'S Weird Electric Guitars
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  27. Hal Leonard Star Guitars - 101 Guitars that Rocked the World
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  28. Hal Leonard The Stratocaster Continues - The Sixth Decade Of The Fender Strat
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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 Drum Tuning - The Ultimate Guide (Book/CD Set)
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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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