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Old 01-19-2019, 01:38 PM
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Default The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shape

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The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll

Hardcover January 15, 2019

https://www.amazon.com/Birth-Loud-Fe...language=en_US
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Old 01-19-2019, 02:47 PM
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Seems like a great book. I enjoy reading about the history of electric guitars and amps and I have lots of books on Marshall, Fender, and Gibson (and other manufacturers). I just ordered another Fender electric guitar book yesterday from Amazon.
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I attended a lecture on the life of Les Paul by the curator of his museum and estate. His home was right here in northern NJ and visited by many of rocks legends. They had some photos of the interior of his home, never saw anything like it. I would best describe it as the inside of a submarine where every sq. inch is used to its full potential. His was stuffed with guitars...I mean stuffed. Everywhere there were stacks and stacks of guitars...it was just unreal.
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Some here might be interested:

The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll

Hardcover January 15, 2019

https://www.amazon.com/Birth-Loud-Fe...language=en_US
My pre-order arrived the 15th. I haven't read it yet, but I'm looking forward to it.
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My pre-order arrived the 15th. I haven't read it yet, but I'm looking forward to it.
I finally got a little time with it and am about halfway through.

I think it's good and does a good job with what happened and includes some good details on the relationship (and its strain) between Leo, Les and Paul Bigsby and the roles that all three of them played in the solid body electric guitar.
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:47 AM
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All y'all know that Rickenbacker was there first.
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Old 01-21-2019, 05:36 AM
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That looks like an interesting book, I may have to check it out!

I recently finished another book that was also a nice read:
https://www.amazon.com/Play-Loud-His...s%2C156&sr=1-2
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All y'all know that Rickenbacker was there first.
Yup. That's in there too. That's even part of the driver for the exodus of a Fender Exec. I just didn't bring that up so all y'all would have some surprises left when you read it.
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Yup. That's in there too. That's even part of the driver for the exodus of a Fender Exec. I just didn't bring that up so all y'all would have some surprises left when you read it.
I didn't read it. I know who the Fender exec is/was, too.
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I didn't read it. I know who the Fender exec is/was, too.
I know you know. That was for the other all in all y'all.
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Old 01-24-2019, 04:17 AM
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A little off-topic, but of equal interest, is the wonderful documentary, "Les Paul - Chasing Sound". About once a year, I pull it up and watch - the soundtrack alone is worth the listen.

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Old 02-02-2019, 09:17 PM
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I finally got back to the Birth of Loud and finished it.

Very well done and not only chronicles the development of the electric guitars, basses and amps, but the changing of music and birth of rock and roll.

Recommended!
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:27 AM
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Just finished it as well. Great read, highly recommended!
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Really a good book... rare for me to read a "non-fiction" book and be sorry it was over...

Although I was raised in Orange County in the 50's and 60's (graduated from Fullerton High School), I was surprised to learn a lot that I had not known previously, both about Fender and Les Paul.

The section where Jimi Hendrix comes on stage to "jam" with Cream was absolutely priceless! I'd heard of it before this, but the version in the book is marvelous and truly captures the insane magic of Jimi's playing, relative to the players of the day...

Heck, I don't even play a solid body electric and I'd recommend the book to any fan of electric guitars!
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