The PRS Electric Guitar Book - Thoughts?

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  1. matonanjin

    matonanjin New Member

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    The is a book on Amazon called "The PRS Electric Guitar Book : A Complete History of Paul Reed Smith Electrics. It is written by Dave Burrluck.

    Does anybody have this or know anything about it? Is it accurate? Authorized? I am thinking about getting it although I'm not sure why. Just some bedtime reading. I'm pretty sure my next PRS, if there is one, will be a Hollowbody. So it's not like I will use this for research. More of a coffee table book or, as I said, bedtime reading.
     
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  3. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    It's a must-own. It has its deficiencies, but is the most thorough knowledgebase available.

    Dave Burrluck knows his stuff and tests/reviews PRS guitars often for Music Radar.
     
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  4. alantig

    alantig Santana-free since '63!

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    Well worth it.
     
  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    All the pages are stuck together on mine.
     
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  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    It's the definitive book, and Dave Burrluck is a forum member as well.
     
  7. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    It is a great book! I have a previous edition, with the current edition in my Amazon Wish List, though no-one seems to have got the hint...maybe this Christmas!
     
  8. matonanjin

    matonanjin New Member

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    Thanks, all. I just ordered it.
     
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  9. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    I have the one from 2007. It's amazing how much has changed in 10 years.
     
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  10. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    Right? The one I have just barely has West Street's and SE maple tops.
     
  11. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    I have both versions. It's a must have!!
     
  12. Elliot

    Elliot Still a New Member

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    I don't laugh out loud much when I read Internet jokes. I don't even laugh at tv shows or stand-up comedy on TV, when I'm alone. But this made me actually lol.
     
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  13. JMintzer

    JMintzer Bobble Head Moderator
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    I have the original Hardcover edition and one of the follow up softcovers. Highly informative...
     
  14. walrus

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    Mine's on the way from amazon!

    walrus
     
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    Don't look back - great book - put it on your Xmas list, if you must wait.
     
  16. VoxAC30HW2

    VoxAC30HW2 New Member

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    I'm going to get the new book it's on my list.
     
  17. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Hate to break it to you, but it is currently on the fourth edition (despite Amazon calling it a second edition, because the previous edition was the 3rd edition!). The current one has a Blue 513 on the cover.
     
  18. VoxAC30HW2

    VoxAC30HW2 New Member

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    Can the new book be bought at Barnes & Noble?
     
  19. JSanta585

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    They have it online. I was just in my local store this past weekend and they didn't have a copy of it there. I did buy the Santana autobiography for $8, so I'm glad I went in!
     
  20. matonanjin

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    I saw Santana's autobiography the other day in Barnes and Noble. It looks very interesting. I wish I would have picked it up when I was there. I'm going to order it as well. With it and the PRS book and a lesson book on Chicago Blues (that I ordered with the PRS book) I'll have plenty of reading material!
     

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