By Paul Balmer Got a Tele? Seriously, get this book! It's the first how-to guide specifically for the Telecaster®, packed with expert tips and tricks from guitar technicians. You'll learn the essentials of setup, easy repairs, do-it-yourself maintenance, how to hot-rod the circuitry, tips on helpful tools, and lots more. This is a colorful, well-organized book with step-by-step photos, plus "case studies" of 14 different Tele models, old and new. It's the missing owner's manual! 196 pages, hardcover.
Paul Balmer’s authoritative hardcover guides are the definitive owner’s manuals. Colorfully designed, filled with practical information and highly recommended!
Contents in brief: • Foreword by Andy Summers • Tips for buying a Telecaster • Vintage Tele and Esquire details • American Standard details • Setup and tuning • Repairs, maintenance and adjustments • Stageside troubleshooting • B-Bender and Bigsby vibrato maintenance • Pickup replacement, rewiring and grounding • Case studies: tips for specific Tele models • Famous Tele players and their guitars • Serial number chronology