Finally on stock! A guitar book unlike any other ever written. Will make you an overnight guitar expert!
If you google for the word ‘guitar’ on the internet, you will discover thousands of questions on web sites and discussion forums. Questions about guitar tone, playability, potential modifications to make a guitar sound better and questions about recording guitar music. This is hardly a surprise, because many guitarists struggle with these issues during their lifetime quest for the best sounding guitar and the best possible tone. However, the answers provided by other players on the internet are not always clear and often inconsistent.
If you read this book, you can leave the internet forums for what they are. This is the ultimate book for every guitarist who wants to know how guitars produce their tone. It describes the complete journey of the sound waves from the strings, through the bridge saddle and the bridge, vibrations in the top, room reflections, microphones and digital recorders, all the way to the point where air pressure in your ears is converted into electric signals that are sent to your brain. That is a lot, and it may sound like boring science, but if Eltjo Haselhoff tells the story, it is not boring at all.
As a well-established player in the international fingerstyle guitar arena, Eltjo needs no further recommendation. Those familiar with his instrumental guitar albums and instructional DVDs know he is not only a true master on the guitar, but also an inspiring mentor with excellent teaching skills and a great sense of humor. In addition, he holds a PhD in physics, and therefore understands guitars probably better than anyone else.
This book will provide you with a deep understanding of acoustic (and electric) guitars and how they create their sound. It is also full of practical tips and step-by-step instructions that can be applied right away by every guitarist. For example, you will learn that you don’t need expensive microphones to make professionally sounding recordings at home, that the back and sides of a guitar should be selected on their looks alone, and that you don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive bridge pins, but instead should visit your local tire center.
: Full color
: 300 x 215 mm