What's the oldest or rarest guitar book you own?

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  1. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have a bookshelf full of guitar books and mags, now in boxes and milk crates ( but got rid of 30 years of GP Mag when I lost my house)
    Nothing really rare but do have:

    -Tom Wheeler's Guitar Books ( American Guitars?), and also 'Fender Amps, The Soul of Tone
    - Fender Amps, The First 50 Years ( John Sprung)
    - Gerald Weber- Tube Amp Guide
    - David Bromberg GP Mag ( early ' 70's)
    - Guitar Effects, Dave Hunter
    - Beatles Gear- Andy Babiuk
    - The Grateful Dead Gear
     
  2. Old Plank

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    None of these are rare, but some remembered by many here, I'm sure. The chord book is from 1960.

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    My first guitar book and probably the oldest thing I own. I guess I was about 10, so around 1974. One of my biggest regrets is that I didn't stick with it and only have played off and on since that time. My dad just sent me the 2nd photo last week. I would have been playing from this book in the photo.

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    Tom Wheeler "The Guitar Book", ~'73-'74. In those pre-internet days, that was a lot of information between two covers.
     
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    I bought that in 1975 and still love it. It taught me so much I didn't know about the guitar.
    I was a hardcore folkie fingerpicker back then, but I've posted several times about how I fell in love with the Tele because of a picture in that book eg
    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/tom-wheelers-1961-tele.1014874/

    Thanks Tom and RIP.
     
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    Che Guevara & Napoleon Dynamite?
     
  7. Bendyha

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    I doubt anyone would pay these crazy prices, but the book was fairly quickly withdrawn by Merlin, and I don't know how many copies are out there, but I'm not selling mine.............but i'm open to offers:lol:

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  8. nvilletele

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    This one was around the house from sometime around middle school in the early 70s. I still have it, along with two Who songbooks from high school, and a horde of early Dylan stuff. But this is the earliest one I recall that I still have.


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  9. nvilletele

    nvilletele Friend of Leo's

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    I’ve got some of Happy’s old vhs tapes, of some blues lessons. I digitized them some years ago. His lessons are excellent.

    I met him a couple of times, at small shows he did in this area. He’s still going strong.
     
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  10. toomuchfun

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    Not sure how rare, but here's an old one. 100 WLS Barn Dance Favorites with a 1935 copyright for the book and the songs. A mix of standards and barn dance originals.

    Here's a shot of the cover and one of the crew from the inside of the back cover,

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    These would be my oldest. All purchased in the mid 70s:

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    Other than the Mel Bay book and record that came with my Silvertone guitar, there's this:

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    October 1972 Guitar Player. Dickey explained the difference between his and Duane's tone. In Jas Obrecht's A Pro Replies column, Joe Walsh pranked the community by saying he played "Funk #49" through a Vibroplex. Being a Ham radio enthusiast, he knew that was the most popular Morse code key.

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    I own a copy of All The Diamonds Vol 1 by Bruce Cockburn. Published in 1986. Used copies are selling from 70Us to 295US. Go figure. It is quite rare, and I think his music has become more popular among finger picking acoustic players wanting to learn his stuff. He is a great guitar player.
     
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    I don't have many guitar books. I have a '69 Gibson price list.
    I have the sheet music for "Windmills of Your Mind" from the 60's
     
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    Yes 1955 copyright
    I have the same book but in a somewhat worse shape
     
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  18. swingtime

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    20200407_201031-1.jpg And this, as I posted in another thread:
     
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    Or this one ...
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    I had this one. Not sure if I still have it packed away somewhere:
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