Centerstream proudly presents the first-ever comprehensive book about lap-steel and console steel guitars.
Includes: interviews and profiles of more than 35 of the greatest electric and acoustic steel guitarists of the past and present, representing most forms of music played in the world today; previously unpublished photos and commentary on vintage steel guitars and new instruments from the best modern builders; resources for guitars, amplifiers, accessories, instructional materials, steel guitar tunings; and much more.
Players covered include: Junior Brown, Bob Brozman, Jerry Byrd, Papa Cairo, Jody Carver, Cindy Cashdollar, Bruce Clarke, John Ely, Pete Grant, Steve Howe, Andy Iona, Harry Manx, Dick McIntire, Santo & Johnny and dozens of others.
” This book covers the history of lapsteel use in various music styles from the earliest days of Hawaiian and Western Swing music to modern day. It’s mostly about the musicians and recording artists who use this intriguing instrument. So, if you want to learn how to build one for youself, look elsewhere “
” a very good book. Learning the ideas and approach of the masters is always inspiring. There are some tunings and suggestions made but this book is more about the instrument and the masters than it is about learning music theory or technique. So it should be a part of your training and will definitely help you to be a better musician, but do not expect it to be a book to learn how to play beginners lap steel. 5 stars for what the book is, I just wanted to stress that it is not a book to learn how to play. Still, this is a VERY well written book with more knowledge on the instrument and masters than you will find anywhere else. “
“Lap Steel Guitar by Andy Volk is a superbly written, well researched guide to non pedal steel guitar. It covers all styles played on the instrument. (western swing, Hawaiian, rock, etc.)There is also an enormous amount of material in the book on equipment (instruments, amps, bars, etc.) and playing technique. Anyone with even a casual interest in lap steel will find this book both informative and entertaining.”
336 pages, with 40 pages in color!