How To Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great!

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How To Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great!

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How To Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great!

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By Dan Erlewine
Updated 2nd edition comes with DVD full of setup and wiring tips! Get your autographed copy only at StewMac!

You'll find no better book for doing your own setup and maintenance than this trusted guide from the world's best-known guitar repairman.

Dan Erlewine packed this second edition with more photo-illustrated tips for guitarists and technicians. He shares expert setup and adjustment techniques, with valuable trade secrets along the way.

    Contents in brief
  • Evaluating a guitar, from headstock to tailpiece
  • Using the right tools (pop-out radius gauges are included free in the book)
  • Troubleshooting your setup
  • Personalizing the action and intonation
  • Professional players' setup specs.
  • New: Guitar wiring and pickup replacement
  • New: DVD with setups for Strat,® Les Paul,® Floyd Rose® and bass, plus tips for wiring and truss rod adjustment. 48 minutes.

134 pages, softcover. 2012

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Incredibly useful reference

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I've been meaning to write a review of this book for a while. I've had it for about 3 years and I come back to it over and over again. It's just full of useful information. Well done Dan Erlewine. This and "Electric Guitar and Bass Design" by Leo Lospennato are my go to books when I'm building or working on guitars.


Worth every cent.

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Lots of great info in this book. For me, it has more than paid for itself already by helping fix a neck relief problem on a Strat that sat nearly untouched for 10 years.
Even if you already do your own setups, there's stuff to learn in here.


Excellent Resource

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Every electric guitar owner will benefit from owning this book. Lots of great tips and descriptions for tuning, adjusting and servicing your electric guitar. I used this resource to bring my 1973 Les Paul Custom back up to snuff. I know this resource will be handy for years to come.

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