Guitar Player Repair Guide

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-12-15
  • Publisher: Backbeat Books
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This expanded edition 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. Features an essential DVD that makes guitar maintenance easier than ever. New features include set-up specs of leading players; stronger coverage of guitar electronics, including pickups and wiring diagrams; and expanded coverage of acoustics.

Table of Contents

Cleaning and carep. 1
Installing stringsp. 9
Neck evaluation and truss rod adjustmentp. 15
Setup and actionp. 23
Intonation and compensationp. 63
Tuning machinesp. 69
Electric guitar bridges: non-tremolop. 83
Electric guitar bridges: tremolosp. 97
Acoustic guitar bridgesp. 121
Acoustic body repairsp. 131
Necksp. 157
Fretworkp. 169
Nut replacementp. 219
Bindings and pickguardsp. 225
Guitar electronicsp. 231
Finishing and finish repairsp. 279
Shipping a guitar or ampp. 305
Toolsp. 309
Resources and schoolsp. 313
Indexp. 317
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