American Basses


American Basses - An Illustrated History & Player’s Guide

Published in 2003, American Basses is the first comprehensive book on American-made electric and acoustic bass guitars. It includes hundreds of color photos and in-depth information about the basses and the companies who made them. Besides offering a wealth of carefully researched information, the book also contains tips on neck and bridge setup, active versus passive pickups, bolt-on versus neck-through designs, and much more.

Sections are included for both Chandler Guitars with their Royale 12-string bass, as well as the B12L and B12A models of 12-string basses made by Hamer Guitars.