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A Complete Custom Electric Guitar Build [DVD]
A Complete Custom Electric Guitar Build [DVD]
Dvd ~ Antony Dewar

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Insight into the World of Electric Guitars, 12 Nov. 2009
Well I would say that, wouldn't I? But seriously, it takes you on a 3 and a half hour journey through the entire process of building a solid body electric guitar - the thing you see all these bands on TV play. There are things in the process which you would have never imagined! It isn't slow or boring and it whizzes along with some great music (better than hearing the various noises from the tools) and special guest appearances from the resident cat, Snake.

Apart from being an enthralling watch, it is inspirational and educational in many ways. The added bonus is that at the end of it you will have seen how an electric guitar is made and could take this knowledge on to build your own, repair or maintain a guitar, or know that you should never attempt to build one! Simply just be fascinated by the show and appreciate what goes into the process!

There are a couple of really bad jokes in there too. I have to say that a career in comedy is unlikely to follow.

A wonderful 16 page colour booklet is included in the package - much more then the single slip of paper (if you're lucky!) often included with DVDs.
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Bang! The Complete History of the Universe
Bang! The Complete History of the Universe
by Brian May
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bringing the Universe Down to Earth!, 12 Nov. 2009
The three great and well respected authors of this book have come together to write a most engaging and understandable book. The hardback version announces itself with a dramatic animated image on the front cover which, as you tilt the book, changes from the tiny beginning of the universe to the big ball of fire shown in the picture of the book here.

The book is large with quality colour printing throughout. The terminology used is clear and easy to understand which makes the subject accessible for the young (9-10 years) and older non-scientists alike. I have a degree in physics and I've always been dismayed when fascinating subjects have been unnecessarily complicated by a language and style only a very few can tolerate. This book breaks down these barriers and is an easy read for what is a galactic subject!

Apart from having lots of nice pictures to look at, it provides a wealth of information without being a heavy read. An inspirational, educational and enthralling read!


A Village Lost and Found: "Scenes in Our Village" by T. R. Williams. An Annotated Tour of the 1850s Series of Stereo Photographs
A Village Lost and Found: "Scenes in Our Village" by T. R. Williams. An Annotated Tour of the 1850s Series of Stereo Photographs
by Brian May
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £35.00

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic package for all ages!, 12 Nov. 2009
I knew that if I bought this book I'd get hooked on stereo photography. Well within hours I was taking them with a single camera and now have dug out two old identical digital cameras and am working on fixing them together. The book covers the various techniques in which one or two cameras can be used to achieve stereo photos.

The picture of the "book" does not do it justice! Firstly, what you see is actually a box into which the hardback book itself and another thin hardback folder containing the stereoscope are stored. This is a big book - slightly larger than A4 - and is of quality glossy paper with full colour printing throughout. The text is engaging and perfectly spaced throughout the book with stereo images on almost every page. For the very young (and the not so young) you can spend hours just "looking at the pictures" and then the story can be read (and the pictures viewed again!). If you've never seen a stereo photograph before you will be amazed!

The stereoscope is brilliant. It is made of tough plastic and the lenses are of good quality. It flat packs in the folder which contains instructions show how to "assemble" it. It actually just folds up and clips in place - easy. The book says it takes 15 seconds but I have managed it in 3.8 seconds (with a cup of tea in between)!

This would make a great gift for all (and I mean all) ages 9-10 years and above. If you buy it as a gift, make sure you buy yourself one too!
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