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Trade Secrets Book Volume 1

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Trade Secrets Book

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Edited by Dan Erlewine
The first nine years of our popular "Trade Secrets" feature articles, including Mike Lindskold's informative "Guitar Wiring 101."

A must for every building and repair shop!
Since "Trade Secrets" first appeared in our catalogs in 1990, you've asked for reprints. Trade Secrets Books One and Two are filled with photos and illustrations, Blue Book price lists, Hot Tips from technicians around the world, visits to guitar shops and factories, tips on tools, useful building and repair techniques, and lots more!

Trade Secrets Book One: Every "Trade Secrets" back issue from volumes 1-19, with an extra never-before-published 8-page bonus volume (#20) that appears only in the book. Trade Secrets Book One also contains Mike Lindskold's first eight "Guitar Wiring 101" columns. 142 pages, softcover.

Trade Secrets Book Two is here! It begins where Book One ended, with back issues from volumes 21-38. Also included are installments 9-26 of Mike Lindskold's "Guitar Wiring 101" columns, filled with information for getting great sound. 165 pages, softcover.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Visiting Frank Ford, the King of Shop Tips!

Frank Ford is the man behind frets.com, one of the richest sources of lutherie tips to be found anywhere. He's a skilled luthier, machinist and inventor. Spend a few minutes in Frank's shop at Gryphon Instruments, and you'll come away smarter!

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5.0

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Only had time to just flip thru these two books. But I enjoy watching the trade secrets videos online and while they have nothing to do with these books I got a say Dan E. Well cuz you the Man Mahalo for sharing. Others have stated these books are not set up well, that's ok I'll read these in my spare time tag the pages for reference. If even one tip or trick saves me time or let's me avoid making a mistake then if well worth the money. I've learned a lot from my own mistakes but why not learn how to do it right first. Aloha & much Mahalos

5.0

Tips of the trade

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The thoughts and ideas for repair and maintenance of your instrument.

5.0

information research

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These books are very useful with many tips but it very hard to find what we need. I make my own note when I read the book to find easily after.

5.0

Interesting Reading, Great Tips

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With every look through I find helpful tips, and just different approaches to repairs and adjustments, as well as handy tool ideas to make the job easier.

5.0

Great Archive

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These things are so packed with information you have to read them a few times to really absorb it all.

5.0

a must have

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Both of these books are very useful, not only for guitar repair but a lot of the tips can be used in every day situations in the shop.

5.0

Awesome

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I love these books and have read them several times. I'm still waiting for the third one though!

2.0

Trade secrets 1 and 2 Pics

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I love the books but hate the pics . The quality is awful and I cant understand why no one here has mentioned that. Did I get some badly printed versions or what ? I cant make out whats in half of the photos in both copies and it ruins an otherwise pleasant experience for me .

5.0

Good & Bad

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The good is that these book a full and mean FULL of information and Great Ideas!!! The Bad is I haven't slept a full night since I got them.
You have to have them. If you don't have them get them both soon!
Thanks,
Smith

4.0

Good, but worth $40?

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These books are a great resource for aspiring builders and hobbyists. While slightly outdated, they provide some interesting editorials and tips. Overall, worth the read if you have the cash, but most the information here can be readily found elsewhere with a little "google-fu".

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