The Official OSG Coffee Table Book Thread!

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Re: The Official OSG Coffee Table Book Thread!

Post by NickD » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:14 am

As I said, I have some sub editing experience and I'd be happy to be part of the project, possibly some writing too, but others here have more prose style than me IMO.

So far as pictures go, a minimum quality will need to be prescribed, I know from experience that what looks good on screen doesn't always look good on paper.

Print on demand is a definite, so working out a way to do so in the different areas that OSG members hail from is going to be a challenge - we are quite geographically diverse.

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Re: The Official OSG Coffee Table Book Thread!

Post by Pacafeliz » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:32 am

OH only just seen this.

I'M ALL IN!!! :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:
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Post by kosmonautmayhem » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:34 am

Pacafeliz wrote:OH only just seen this.

I'M ALL IN!!!
I'd love to see some pro shots, up close and personal, with TEH CRACKWHORE. :shifty:

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Re: The Official OSG Coffee Table Book Thread!

Post by Pacafeliz » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:27 pm

kosmonautmayhem wrote:
Pacafeliz wrote:OH only just seen this.

I'M ALL IN!!!
I'd love to see some pro shots, up close and personal, with TEH CRACKWHORE.
will do. hope the sun's out tomorrow!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqUGyC8i7yI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: The Official OSG Coffee Table Book Thread!

Post by JoeySlush » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:27 am

Great idea. But how and who is going to take the next steps? Getting all the rules around pictures and content agreed, collecting all material, getting it printed, distributed, managing the financials etc.? This is not a small project!

I would like to contribute with pictures and ideas.

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Re: The Official OSG Coffee Table Book Thread!

Post by arkivel » Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:56 pm

Great idea but it sounds really ambitious. How could you possibly fit all the information on this website into just one book? It may also be too broad for a coffee table book.

I'd split it up into two projects:

1. The Offset Guitar wiki.

a. Online resource comprising all known technical details related to Fender offsets.

2. The Fender Offset Guitar Book.

a. A History of offset guitar with write ups, pictures of prototypes, photos of early players.
b. A basic description of each guitar model by year or era.
c. An illustrated overview that explains how the offset vibrato unit and various wiring schemes function.
d. An essay on the "dark years" of offset guitars and their rebirth.
e. A feature on modern offsets including non-fender guitars
f. A section devoted to interesting or popular modifications for these guitars with some information on basic set-up.
h. A link to or bonus CD/digital medium of "the Offset Guitar wiki"

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Re: The Official OSG Coffee Table Book Thread!

Post by Jet » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:30 pm

I would buy that book ;D

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Post by friendshipmaster » Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:02 am

Jet wrote:I would buy that book
That's incredible!

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Post by alexdm » Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:59 am

arkivel wrote:
2. The Fender Offset Guitar Book.
Why only Fender ?

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Re: The Official OSG Coffee Table Book Thread!

Post by arkivel » Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:01 pm

Fender invented the offset guitar and they attract the main audience. Of course Fender should be in the title of a coffee table book.

Non-Fender guitars are included in the modern/mods section.

The focus of the book is on Fender offsets.

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Re: The Official OSG Coffee Table Book Thread!

Post by Stratelejazzuar » Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:14 pm

I think this is a good idea. Reminds me of a book I recently purchased, 'The Blackguard Book' about teles. :ph34r:

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Re: The Official OSG Coffee Table Book Thread!

Post by alexdm » Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:57 am

arkivel wrote:Fender invented the offset guitar and they attract the main audience. Of course Fender should be in the title of a coffee table book.

Non-Fender guitars are included in the modern/mods section.

The focus of the book is on Fender offsets.
You sound like a man with a plan, and I hate to do this, but can you please reconsider the title? (I know it's very very late and the book is being printed as we speak). But phleeeeeeeze.
Otherwise, I might just mention this real case of elitism in my own coffee table book about guitar discrimination.

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Re: The Official OSG Coffee Table Book Thread!

Post by arkivel » Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:28 pm

alexdm wrote:
arkivel wrote:Fender invented the offset guitar and they attract the main audience. Of course Fender should be in the title of a coffee table book.

Non-Fender guitars are included in the modern/mods section.

The focus of the book is on Fender offsets.
You sound like a man with a plan, and I hate to do this, but can you please reconsider the title? (I know it's very very late and the book is being printed as we speak). But phleeeeeeeze.
Otherwise, I might just mention this real case of elitism in my own coffee table book about guitar discrimination.
Am I actually writing a book?

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Re: The Official OSG Coffee Table Book Thread!

Post by gutter rock » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:06 am

I love the idea! I have a ton of photos of many of the models because I embarrassingly have bought most of them! I would personally wish it to not be so vintage heavy. There is a bazillion vintage guitar books on the market and honestly the new and reissue section is the most active around here. I think it would also be cool if it was OSG dominated by user's guitars around here. There is really no disputing that this forum is the go to place on the web when it comes to these models. Honestly, members here will be the biggest buyers of the book. A section of the most common wiring mods could be a good reference possibly.

Edit: just realized the last post before this was like 4 months ago!! Still think it is a cool idea though!

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