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How To Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great!

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

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.
  • Guitar wiring and pickup replacement

Online Video: Easy Electric Guitar Setup Get exclusive online video access showing setups for Strat,® Les Paul,® Floyd Rose® and bass, plus tips for wiring and truss rod adjustment.

134 pages, softcover. 2012


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5.0

great reference

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Verified Buyer


Dan Erlewine shares his knowledge in a clear concise manner. With a bazzillion hours of experience, you can trust that the advice given is solid.

5.0

Great Reference Book

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Verified Buyer


Loads of good, straight-forward info and along with Guitar Player Repair Guide, are great additions to my collection of guitar reference material.

3.0

How to make your electric guitar play great.

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Verified Buyer


Would like to see some exact measurements in related areas. I know every player is different. I had some problem finding related measurements in the book. I was looking for some more exact measurements for cutting nut slots. I'm sure, however, that I'll find much useful information in the future as I work on all kinds of different guitars for people I know.

2.0

I must have not paid attention

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Verified Buyer


I must have not paid attention but I was floored that this book has NOTHING regardeing tuning/set-up of the frets or the fretboard.... I thought there'd be someting but there is zero. There is useful info in this book but not all that is required to make your electric guitar play great - not even close.

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Hi John,

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. We're sorry to hear that our How To Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great! book didn't meet your expectations. Remember, your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are not satisfied with a product at any time, you may return it for a refund or exchange. For tips and other techniques on how to dress your frets for the best setup, we recommend our Fret Work Step-By-Step book (item #1550).

5.0

Maintain your guitars

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Verified Buyer


This book is an excellent resource for maintaining the quality of sound and intonation of your guitars.

5.0

Good Reference!

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Verified Buyer


Well written. Pretty thorough. Actually goes beyond my needs. I don't work on my acoustic guitars, but I might consider it now...

5.0

every guitar player should have this!

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Verified Buyer


I bought 2 copies. Gave one to a friend. Even if you are not mechanical at all, you need to have this in your library

5.0

Essential Book

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Verified Buyer


This book is much more in depth and more useful than the title indicates. It’s a great walk through and reference for anyone working on guitars at any level. Concise and well written- what a great deal!! Thanks

5.0

good education

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Verified Buyer


Good education for begging tech.

5.0

Informative Reference Book.

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Verified Buyer


I found the book easy to read and understand. Helpful photos are great. Now I'll have to look into getting the acoustic guitar book. I knew some of this information already after playing for over 50 years, but there's always something new you can learn. Oh, and Dan even signed it!

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