Dan Erlewine – Guitar Player Repair Guide
Apr 01 2016
For beginners to experts is a step-by-step manual to maintaining and repairing electric and acoustic guitars and basses. Players learn how to set up a guitar and keep it in top form by mastering basic maintenance.
Whether you simply want to maintain your guitar or hot-rod it into a radical new incarnation, this book is the ideal guide. By the columnist of Guitar Player’s popular Repairs and Modifications column, this comprehensive book is a must for any guitarist who needs information on beginning repairs through advance enhancements.
Dan Erlewine is undoubtably one of the great masters of guitar repair, but what really sets him apart is his willingness to share the techniques and tricks he’s picked up over the years. Too many books gloss over the details- “now attach the binding…” Atach it? How? To what? With what glue? The reader is left wondering, and eventually gives up or tries hit and miss to figure it out. But Erlewine takes you through the whole process step by step, assuming nothing. He’ll show you how to replace a bit of chipped inlay, or a cracked top, using tools you can buy and some you can make yourself as well. Simply the best book for the beginner and the expert alike.
If you’re going to do anything more than install strings on your guitar, it’s a “must-buy”.
The author is specific and detailed in every process described, and he covers just about every aspect of guitar care. he has information specific to Fender and Gibson, among other brands.
He covers general maintenance issues such as installing strings, adjusting intonation, etc. that every player ought to be able to do. He also gets deep into details on major repairs, refinishing, the tools involved – you name it.
The author is very specific about materials and finishes, down to showing how to repair individual chips and cracks and what to use on nitro vs. poly finishes.
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