Gibson SG Manual - Includes Junior, Special, Melody Maker and Epiphone models

Gibson SG Manual - Includes Junior, Special, Melody Maker and Epiphone models by Paul Balmer

How to buy, maintain and set up Gibson's

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Format: Hardback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780857332899
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Introduced in 1961, the Gibson SG is Gibson’s biggest-selling guitar of all time, and is synonymous with Angus Young (AC/DC lead guitarist), Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) and Robby Krieger (The Doors). The SG was originally produced as a more easily manufactured ‘mass-production’ version of the Les Paul, sales of which were diminishing at the time, but the solid-bodied SG (‘Solid Guitar’) soon became a revered instrument in its own right. Superbly illustrated and designed, this manual includes case studies of key models – everything from a vintage SG ‘Les Paul’ to a 2011 SG 50th Anniversary model – but also gives appropriate attention to today’s affordable Epiphone versions, Specials, Juniors and Melody Makers.

Paul Balmer, who has written six Haynes Manuals about guitars, is the son of dance band drummer Bill Balmer. Paul played drums from the age of 11 in the Merseybeat boom of the 1960s. He built his own kit from bits and pieces and, having no other option, did his own maintenance. His perfectly preserved 1964 Premier kit will be examined and maintained as a case study. His father’s ‘bitsa’ 1940s dance band kit will provide a useful historical reference. Paul lives in Northamptonshire.

Format: Hardback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780857332899
Illustrations: 500 color
Size: 8.27 in x 10.64 in x 0.5 in / 210.06 mm x 270.26 mm x 12.7 mm
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