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    Alfred Teach Yourself Guitar Repair and Maintenance Book
    Your Price $12.99
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    Kendrick Books Tube Guitar Amplifier Essentials Book
    Your Price $34.95
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    Backbeat Books Guitar Amplifier Handbook
    Your Price $29.99
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    Backbeat Books The Electric Guitar Handbook
    Your Price $29.99
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    Hal Leonard Blue Book Of Acoustic Guitars - 15th Edition
    Your Price $29.95
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    Music Sales Complete Guitar Repair
    Your Price $27.99
  7. Hal Leonard The Fender Bass Book
    Your Price $24.95
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    Hal Leonard Martin Guitar Masterpieces - A Showcase Of Artist's Editions Limited Editions And Custom
    Your Price $22.95
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    Hal Leonard Guitarist's Guide To Maintenance & Repair
    Your Price $14.99
  10. Centerstream Publishing Burst Believers I and II Bundled Set Limited Edition
    Your Price $175.0
  11. Hal Leonard Limited Edition - Story Of Paul Bigsby Father Of The Modern Electric Solid body Guitar Hard Cover Book with CD
    Your Price $150.0
  12. Hal Leonard Fender Chronicles Limited Edition Deluxe Boxed Set
    Your Price $110.0
  13. Centerstream Publishing Burst Believers III
    Your Price $85.0
  14. Hal Leonard Rolling Stones Gear - All The Stones' Instruments From Stage To Studio
    Your Price $60.0
  15. Hal Leonard The Soul Of Tone - Celebrating 60 Years of Fender Amps Book and CD
    Your Price $60.0
  16. Centerstream Publishing Burst Believers (Hardcover Book)
    Your Price $59.99
  17. Backbeat Books The Tube Amp Book (Book/CD)
    Your Price $48.97
  18. Centerstream Publishing The Complete Guide to the Gibson Mandolins
    Your Price $45.0
  19. Hal Leonard The Martin Archives - A Scrapbook of Treasures from the World's Foremost Acoustic Guitar Maker
    Your Price $45.0
  20. Hal Leonard The History of Marshall - The First Fifty Years
    Your Price $40.0
  21. Hal Leonard Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers-5th Edition
    Your Price $39.95
  22. Hal Leonard All About Vacuum Tube Guitar Amplifiers Book
    Your Price $39.95
  23. Hal Leonard Down The Rhodes - The Fender Rhodes Story (Book/Blu-ray)
    Your Price $44.99
  24. Hal Leonard The Fender Archives: A Scrapbook of Artifacts, Treasures, and Inside Information
    Your Price $45.0
  25. Hal Leonard Gruhn Vintage Guitar Mega Pack
    Your Price $44.95
  26. Hal Leonard The Banjo: An Illustrated History
    Your Price $35.0
  27. Centerstream Publishing Rickenbacker - Reference Book
    Your Price $35.0
  28. Hal Leonard Build Your Own Electric Guitar Book (Hard Cover)
    Your Price $34.95
  29. Hal Leonard The Gibson Les Paul:  The Illustrated History of the Guitar That Changed Rock
    Your Price $40.0
  30. Hal Leonard Guitars Illustrated: A Stunning Visual Catalog Charting The Origins Of Over 200 Guitars
    Your Price $40.0
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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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