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English Musical Instrument Makers: Barak Norman, Burkat Shudi, Cawton Aston, Chris Eccleshall, David Laurie, David Rubio, Fylde Guitars, George Wilkinson (Music Publisher), James Shudi Broadwood, James Tubbs, Johannes Zumpe by Source Wikipedia (Paperback / softback, 2013)
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- DescriptionPlease te that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 20. Chapters: Barak Norman, Burkat Shudi, Cawton Aston, Chris Eccleshall, David Laurie, David Rubio, Fylde Guitars, George Wilkinson (music publisher), James Shudi Broadwood, James Tubbs, Johannes Zumpe, John Bailey (luthier), John Birch (luthier), John Dunn (pipemaker), John Edward Betts, Julian Goodacre, Kirkman (harpsichord makers), Maestrovox, Montagu Cleeve, Morley Harps, Paul Fischer (luthier), Renatus Harris, Robert Reid (pipemaker), Thomas Stanesby, Voller Brothers, Walter Henry Mayson. Excerpt: John Birch (1922 - November 6, 2000) was an English luthier mainly kwn for his electric guitars. His customers included Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath, Brian May of Queen, Dave Hill and Jim Lea of Slade, Gerry Shephard of The Glitter Band, and Roy Orbison. John Birch was born in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom in 1922. He became involved in guitar building as a young RAF officer based in the South Pacific Islands in WW2. Returning to England at the end of the war his interest musically was in collecting Hawaiian Records. In 1963 he met Basil and Pat Henriques of the Waikiki Islanders group, a Hawaiian group formed by Pat's father Bill Cox and his brother Archie in 1937. Birch was, during the 60's, living at 33 Innage Road Northfield and working as a field service engineer for Ampex VTR's. After a series of experiments with a few joint designs Basil Henriques and Birch (using Henriques' Fender 1000 pedal steel guitar as a test bed) came up with a new pickup design using multiple polepieces and a coil potted in baked epoxy resin. On subsequent BBC Night Ride broadcasts and later EMI Abbey Road recordings, the pickups on Basil's guitar proved to be a revolutionary design in both sustain and fidelity. EMI were so impressed with the Stereo sound of Basil's guitar that they offered Basil and the...
- Author(s)Source Wikipedia
- Date of Publication12/09/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight59 g
- Width189 mm
- Height246 mm
- Spine1 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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