Rolling Stones Gear: All the Stones' Instruments from Stage to Studio

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(Book). Rolling Stones Gear is the first book to historically document all of the Rolling Stones' musical equipment. It's also the story of the Rolling Stones, but with a new twist: their history as told through the instruments they used. This book covers not only the group's personal background, but also every tour and studio session from their inception in 1962 to date, with detailed documentation illustrating what instruments and equipment were used during these periods. Every song recorded by the band, including demos and out-takes are also documented, with input from within the Stones' ranks as well as from people who were involved with the band. This lavishly illustrated book contains hundreds of photographs and rare images, many of which have never been published, including the Rolling Stones' actual guitars and equipment, which were specially photographed for this book and are seen here for the first time. Whether you are a musician, a Stones fan or just the casual reader, you will learn many new facts about the band from their monumental fifty-year existence. Win the brands of the Rolling Stones! Check out this fabulous Guitar Player Magazine contest!

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About the Author:

Andy Babiuk is a musician, writer, producer, founding member of the Chesterfield Kings, and owner of the boutique guitar shop Andy Babiuk's Fab Gear. He has been a professional in the music industry for more than thirty years and is a consultant to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and to major auction houses in London and New York. Babiuk is a respected expert on vintage guitars and the foremost authority on the equipment used by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. His critically acclaimed book Beatles Gear (2001) manages to be both a historical document and an entertaining read. He is also the author of The Story of Paul Bigsby: Father of the Modern Electric Solidbody Guitar (2009). He worked as technical consultant and associate music supervisor for David Chase s feature film Not Fade Away released by Paramount Pictures in the fall of 2012. He lives in Rochester, New York, with his wife, six children, and a very large collection of guitars and music memorabilia. He can be contacted at

Greg Prevost is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, and founder of the psychedelic blues band the Chesterfield Kings, he is also a journalist who has written for countless fanzines and magazines since the early 1970s (including his own magazine Future/Outasite, published sporadically between the years 1976 and 1999) and is currently a staff writer for the highly acclaimed Ugly Things magazine. Prevost is recognized worldwide as an authority on 60s and 70s rock n roll, vintage television and film, and anything concerning the Rolling Stones. He lives with his wife in upstate New York.

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The Rolling Stones are right up there with the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and the Who when it comes to influential rock ’n’ roll legends. This incredibly detailed coffee-table book documents all of the musical gear the band has used, from instruments to recording paraphernalia, from 1954 to 2008. Hundreds of photographs—some rare and previously unpublished—­accompany a dense narrative, showcasing the history of the band and its music. Die-hard Rolling Stones fans—and even casual browsers who like rock music—will be eager to check this volume out. Appropriate for circulating collections. --Rebecca Vnuk

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