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Blue Book of Electric Guitars Paperback – 8 Nov 2007


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  • Paperback: 1168 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Book Publications; 11 edition (8 Nov. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1886768730
  • ISBN-13: 978-1886768734
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 21.6 x 27.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,990,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Zachary Fjestad is the author of the Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars, the Blue Book of Electric Guitars, the Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers, and Gibson Flying V.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bassman "Allan" on 9 Mar. 2009
I looked forward with great anticipation to receiving my copy of this book expecting great things from its content as even the reduced price tag still made it an expensive volume costing over twenty pounds.
However with no indicators in the product description that the book values would be shown in anything other than pounds sterling I was surprised and disappointed to find the guitars priced in US Dollars.
With the extreme fluctuations in exchange rates at present it is nigh impossible with this book to accurately gauge what any guitar catalogued could be worth to a UK based reader.Also there are at least a couple of important to UK enthusiasts guitar omissions I have noticed in the Hofner section namely no mention of the 1960's Hofner Artist Bass or the Hofner Galaxie 6 string(Stratocaster lookalike) which are most definately still to be found here and are very collectable.
On the plus side it is a good makers guide with just about every manufacturer imaginable covered so come on authors lets have a UK priced version for the UK market.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gary Bird on 26 May 2009
Although this manual is slightly out of date (published in 2007), the market hasn't changed much since then so the indicative guitar prices are still valid.

One of the real plusses I found with this book were the references about how to determine whether a guitar is in "excellent" or average (for example), conditionfor it's age. There are both visual and written pointers. Essential when you're thinking of spending fairly big bucks for something that's second hand - especially if you're buying online. This will guide you with exactly what questions you need answering and what you'll need to see before you commit.
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By James Ollington on 9 Aug. 2014
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quality book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
excellent guide 18 Sept. 2008
By Daniel A. Kiceleff - Published on Amazon.com
This is an excellent guide for serious buyers & sellers of musical instruments, and gives a fair appraisal of their market's value (in this case, electric guitars) together with historical information & background.
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Just OK 25 Jan. 2011
By GuitarPro - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the 4th version I've purchased. They used to include more research ever time. Seems like they contain less info now just cheap current guitar stuff. These used to be good. Very incomplete.
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Great bargain at Amazon 13 July 2011
By Shirley C - Published on Amazon.com
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So much less expensive than at other web sites. And we received this item within a couple days. Great service and we feel security is great at Amazon.
The bible of guitar pricing 29 Sept. 2008
By D. Musto - Published on Amazon.com
I've used this book for years for all my guitar buying and selling needs along with the Vintage Guitar Guide. My only complaint is that they have yet to add many of the smaller niche guitar makers over the years and the burgeoning market in house brands is not well covered ( Airline, Supro, etc). Otherwise it has most of the information you'll ever need. Don't take the pricing as the absolute word though, the market fluctuates a lot and prices can be dramatically above or below what is quoted in this book. Use it as a baseline and you're fine, at least you'll always know if that guitar your friend or neighbor wants to sell you is junk or of some value.
GREAT GUITAR REFERENCE! 26 Dec. 2008
By Walt E. - Published on Amazon.com
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Since I am new to the world of buying guitars, this book has been
invaluable source of information on dates of guitar manufacturing, prices, and condition of guitars. Real Handy!!
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