By Paul Balmer
Get to know your guitar with one of the best all-around owner's manuals available. Gorgeous photos! This hardcover guide will help you keep your steel-string or classical guitar in top playing condition. Nut and saddle work, setup, basic fret dressing, tuner replacement, advanced neck resetting and more are shown step-by-step. You'll find tips for dealing with the effects of humidity changes, and extensive coverage of pickup and preamp installation, too. 202 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: • Anatomy of classical, steel-string and archtop guitars • Choosing and buying an acoustic guitar • Electronic tuners and "sweetened" tunings • Repair and maintenance tools • Common stageside repairs • Restringing • Tuner maintenance and replacement • Truss rod adjustment • Nut and saddle replacement • Caring for guitar finishes • Temperature and humidity issues • Peghead repair • Installing the Bridge Doctor • Neck resetting • Refretting and fret dressing • Understanding guitar bracing • Installing acoustic pickups and preamps • Amplification tips • Maintenance tips for 16 specific guitars