Mobile     Blue Book on FaceBook   Blue Book on Twitter   Blue Book on YouTube  
My Account  | Basket  | Log In  | Log Out  
Home Blogs Blue Book Value Guides Company Information & Services Online Subscriptions

Press Kit Product Details

The Marshall Bluesbreaker – The Story of Marshall’s First Combo  By John R. Wiley
Publisher Suggested
List Price
High Resolution Image
Release Date: June, 2010
ISBN 10: 1-936120-02-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-936120-02-4
Format: Reference and specification guide printed on glossy paper with a 16-page color section
Specifications: 144 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, approx. 1.5 lbs.

Contact Information:
   Name: Zachary R. Fjestad
   Phone: 1-800-877-4867, ext. 17
Press Release
For the first time, the complete story of Marshall’s first ever combo amplifier, nicknamed the Bluesbreaker, is told here in The Marshall Bluesbreaker – The Story of Marshall’s First Combo. Author and Bluesbreaker enthusiast John R. Wiley describes in full detail how renowned guitar amplifier icon Jim Marshall listened to the requests of the local musicians and installed his JTM45 chassis into a stand-alone speaker cabinet and how Eric Clapton began using one in 1965 that created his signature sound in John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers.

Wiley covers the entire original production of the Model 1961 and Model 1962 Bluesbreakers between 1964 and 1972, the Model 1962 Bluesbreaker Reissue, the 35th Anniversary Bluesbreaker, and the 40th Anniversary Jaguar Bluesbreaker. The 18 Watt Mini Bluesbreakers are also included in detail as well as a thorough list of modern Bluesbreaker replica and clone builders. A year-by-year listing of Bluesbreaker specifications allows the reader to accurately date his or her amplifier and the section on Bluesbreaker components can help identify original material.

Wiley also describes his Bluesbreaker conversion project in detail where he took a stock Bluesbreaker Reissue and converted it into an Eric Clapton-spec Bluesbreaker from 1965. A 16-page color section covering the entire run of the Bluesbreaker is also included.

For anyone interested in Marshall’s first combo amplifier, the evolution of the Bluesbreaker, or Eric Clapton’s signature sound from the mid-1960s, The Marshall Bluesbreaker – The Story of Marshall’s First Combo discusses it all!

Dealers and distributors: The Marshall Bluesbreaker – The Story of Marshall’s First Combo can be ordered through Alfred Publishing.

Shop Our Value Guides Shop By Category Subscriptions Information & Services Featured Services
Current Value Guides
Deluxe Value Guides
Previous Value Guides
Special Offers
Guitar Amplifiers
Access My Subscription
Purchase Subscription
Renew Subscription
Lookup My Model
Dealers & Distributors
Guitar & Amp Grading
Show Time
Affiliate Program
Appraisals & Evaluations
Strung Out - by Zachary R. Fjestad
Find this page helpful? Please click the g+1 button to let Google know!
  ©2017 Blue Book Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved.