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Guitar Player Repair Guide

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Guitar Player Repair Guide

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By Dan Erlewine
The leading step-by-step manual for every guitar owner.

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
Electronics
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.

Instructions

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.

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A Great Guide for Repair and Maintenance

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Not necessarily a step by step how to but a great overview about all aspects of guitar maintenance. Lots of specs and measurements for set up.

5.0

Excellent Reference and Reading

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A ton of info and "how-to's" at many different levels. Also great reading during the "stay home" scenario were currently going through. A very educational reference for any guitar buff.

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Excellent book

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If you own a guitar, you need this book. It explains everything about your guitar, how to keep it in pristine condition and how to adjust everything on your guitar. It matters not if your guitar(s) are Acoustic or electric. You will not regret buying this complete "Guitar info and all work on yourself ypu can do

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Second Copy!

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This book is so good I bought a second copy to give my son-in-law.

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Guitar man

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Book is really well put together.

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Great book for your shop.

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This book is crammed with information, which could only be gained if you worked with these guys.

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LOTS OF INFO

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The good news is that this book is loaded with tons of excellent material, a must buy if you are serious about guitar setup and repair. The downside is that it is a dense book loaded with detail. I was hoping to find a section that quickly walked you through a full setup, but different aspects of a setup span multiple chapters. Not light reading, but one of the most informative books on a singular subject I own. The listed video tracks seem about mostly cosmetic and basic maintenance so I haven't bothered to watch it, confused why they chose a DVD for distribution in the digital age when so few computers/set-tops have players.

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Great resource for ANY guitarist

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I’ve had it with whatever the latest YouTube guru has to suggest about setting up and caring for my instruments. Every one of them has a different take on string height, neck relief, etc. This has it all, and from StewMac, a source you can trust. Well laid out and super informative. I don’t think there’s any subject left out. A must have for any guitarist that doesn’t want to break the bank on semi-annual pro setups.

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Great to have around the shop

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This book is a great addition to my shop reference books. If you’re new to guitar repair, then it’s a must. There is a lot of good info in here. There is a little fluff, but not too bad. I also have How To Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great, which is just as good. There are many ways to skin this cat, but this book points out some solid ways towards guitar repair.

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