For Musicians Only Publishing, 2004. First edition. Paperback. 280pp. Quarto [28 cm] Colorful pictorial wraps. Includes index and color illustrations. Wraps lightly worn; previous owner's name on the title page; yellow highlighting on a handful of the pages. Very good minus. Item #48825
A guide by the founder of Analog Man, one of the first websites in the world with guitar effects. "Analog Mike" first became interested in vintage guitars in 1985 when he worked as a software engineer on transistor test systems in Japan, noticing there the wonderful and affordably priced guitar shops. Hughes states in the Introduction- "I was able to find many vintage guitars here in the northeast before they got as popular in the U.S. as they were in Japan. After the vintage guitar boom in the late-eighties I started concentrating on effects, as they were still relatively easy to find. I was able to study vintage effects for several years while finding and selling them; but the popular ones, like Fuzz Faces and TS-808s, were very hard to find and expensive. So I started making some of these myself at a better price and higher quality than the originals."