Guitar Player Repair Guide

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By Dan Erlewine
The leading step-by-step manual for every guitar owner.
Only at StewMac: Dan Erlewine will autograph your copy!

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By Dan Erlewine
The leading step-by-step manual for every guitar owner.
Only at StewMac: Dan Erlewine will autograph your copy!

Updated 3rd edition:
FREE! Guitar Tips DVD shows you how to evaluate, intonate and string a guitar.
NEW: content sorting tailors the information to all skill levels.

Content based on your skill level The basic sections keep your guitar out of the repair shop and playing its best.

For the do-it-yourselfer: how to do both simple and advanced repairs.

Want to go even further into guitar repair? The deep sections are for you.

322 pages, softcover.

"A common-sense guide in layman's terms."
Chris Martin, CEO, Martin Guitars
"This book is a must-have."
Henry Juszkiewicz
Chairman, Gibson Guitars

"It's been 14 years since the previous edition, and my old copy's overflowing with notes and new techniques! I've included all of that in this update!"Dan
Guitar Player Repair Guide

Free DVD included. Dan shows you how to evaluate any guitar before buying, how to set your own intonation (it's simple!) and how to install strings without damaging your guitar.

Free guitar assessment forms

Free printable forms for repair shops. Computer files are included on the DVD: guitar assessment forms for repair work in printable PDF format.

These are just SOME of the topics covered:
Action and setups
Nuts, saddles
Fret work
Tuners, tremolos
Bridges, braces
Bodies, necks
Finishing repairs
Structural repairs
Lots more!

The Guitar Player Repair Guide is the most widely used basic reference in repair shops, featuring factory setup specifications for Martin, Gibson and Fender guitars, in-depth fretting instruction, advice from top repairmen, and much more! The book grew out of Dan's popular Guitar Player magazine columns. Now in its 3rd edition, it includes lots of recent techniques Dan discovered while repairing every kind of guitar, from the new and inexpensive to the vintage and priceless. 322 pages, softcover.

Product Instructions

Example Repair Shop Forms

Dan Erlewine created two useful forms to plan and estimate the work that comes into his shop, it's also helpful for showing your customer the work you plan to do or did on their instrument. Guitar Player Repair Guide

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Guitar Player Repair Guide

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Guitar Player Repair Guide 

By santos from calif
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dan loved the book like always you ROCK! thanks again Paul Santos

If you plan to do anything to your guitar...

By Frank91 from Wisconsin U.S.A.
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 27, 2013

If you plan to do anything to your own guitar without a tech, get this book first it covers everything from basic restoration to changing strings... the do's the don't's and the how to fix when you did anyways

Guitar player repair guide

By Jo5ey from B.C. Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, November 24, 2012

Have not had time to go through it all, but from the first part - Care of your instruments - is, in my humble opinion, worth every cent. Am anxious to read through this guide.

Great Book

By abilbay from Ft Worth, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, June 18, 2012

No more paying a guitar store to do simple repairs for my guitars. For the price of 1 simple set up or repair you can buy this book and do them all yourself. I have used this book to do repairs to all mine and my frineds guitars. Set ups, fret jobs, nut jobs, saddle and bridge jobs, even fixed a finsih. Great Book.

Great Investment

By J. Martinez from Las Cruces, NM
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, June 10, 2012

I'm glad I found this book, it has changed the way I veiw a guitar. A BIG THANKS

No Dick and Jane Book!

By Smith from Modesto,Ca.
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 26, 2012

Guys, just when you think you know about all you need to know! Then it happens right! Something show up that you don't have a clue!! Well the Guitar Player Repair Guide is just that; all the clues you will need. Book is cover to cover information on repairs, updates or just great ideas that can help you and your instrument! Not to mention your pocket book! Buy the book and you will find out...Michael - Modesto, CA

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By marion from mt jackson va 22842
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 23, 2012

First i would like to say thank you for such prompt service shipping my book. Well now that i've started reading the repair book i am more convinced i want to learn it and say guitar repair tech's are under paid big time. So much to learn but Dans' book will certainly get you there along woth the resources he offers. Thank you Dan for shareing you knowledge with all of us who love the world of music.

A must have

By Aliaga Guitars from Madrid, Spain
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 12, 2012

A book that every luthier must have. Very well explained and detalied

Very usefull and a great read!

By Hugo from Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Very useful and a great read! Nicely written, easy to understand, lot of useful informations in that book.

Thanks Dan!

really good book

By Bjarne Bayard from Denmark
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, February 04, 2012

You think you know it all, untill you read this book. it contains a lot of really good explanations and pictures combinded in an exellent way. i certainly learned a thing or two.
worth every buck.

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