By George Gruhn and Walter Carter Written by one of the world's foremost authorities, Gruhn's Guide has become a trusted and valuable resource for the fretted instrument trade. Now expanded 3rd edition is 628 pages—it's the most extensive archive of specifications ever published for vintage American fretted instruments. Hardcover.
"You will not find a better guide, nor one that is so easy to use."
—Vintage Guitar magazine
Buying, selling or authenticating an instrument and not sure if it's all original? Look to Gruhn's Guide for details on electric and acoustic guitars, basses, amps, banjos, steels and mandolins. The updated 3rd edition is alphanumerically reorganized for faster and easier reference, with a more durable hard cover for frequent use. It's a must-have for collectors, dealers and enthusiasts.
Contents in brief (serial number lists are included for most brands)
Dobro and related brands Epiphone guitars, basses, steels, mandolins and banjos Fender guitars, basses, amps and steels Gibson guitars, basses, steels, mandolins, banjos and amps Gretsch guitars, basses and steels Guild guitars and basses Kay acoustic basses Maurer and Prairie State guitars Martin guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, basses, tiples and banjos Mosrite guitars and basses National and related brands Ovation guitars Rickenbacker guitars, basses and steels Independent makers: Benedetto, Collings, D'Angelico, D'Aquisto, Gilchrist, Monteleone and Stromberg Over 100 photos highlighting significant instrument features