Guitar Player Repair Guide has ratings and 5 reviews. Dan Erlewine’s Guitar Player Repair Guide is, perhaps, the penultimate resources for folks wanting. Guitar Player Repair Guide 3rd Edition New in this 3rd edition, the content is organized for you based on your skill level: Basic if you’re not handy with tools. Guitar Player Repair Guide: How to Set Up, Maintain, and Repair Electrics and Acoustics. Front Cover. Dan Erlewine. Backbeat Books, – Music – pages .

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I would’ve preferred a book that was more black and white do this, not that and with less gray area some like this, some don’t, etc when discussing guitar setups.

There are dozens of excellent technical illustrations and clear photographs for the visual learner. As a luthier, I come down on the side of Dan Erlewine on this issue. Hal Leonard Corporation Amazon. Home Repaif Recent Posts. Is the book really appropriate for novices interested in the foundational methods of simple guitar setups? I agree with the assesments thus far. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Dan Erlewine’s Guitar Repair Books

For instance, the first thing I did was to flip straight to the section on adjusting truss rods, because Erlewlne had a guitar with a bad back bow. I also think it is totally disorganized and, well, hard to read. Is it helpful and concrete for the beginner or novice? Patrick Maddox rated it liked it May 20, I don’t think I’ve even touched on the chapters on electronics etc. I had the opposite thoughts when I first bought it.


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Guitar Player Repair Guide: How to Set Up, Maintain, and Repair Electrics and Acoustics

I even found the DVD it came with way too bland compared to the contents of the book. It was a totally comprehensive, all-inclusive encyclopedia of everything that you needed to know to build or repair guitars.

Like with anything in life, some things that we learn just require the aid of a teacher me thinks. Be the first to ask a question about Guitar Player Repair Guide.

Do you already have an account? Feb 16, 4. Same as “is bone better than brass or synthetic nut material?

No, it is a great book actually. My interest in this volume came after years of playing guitar but not knowing much about what makes a guitar or amp or stomp box work. Thanks to Dan’s books. I have that book Hal Leonard Corporation tepair, – Music – pages.

Martin Koch Snippet view – Maybe you bought the more in depth one, so check out the other. Discussion in ‘ Guitars in General ‘ started by guitarrhinocerosFeb 16, I’d never heard of this book, but your review makes me want to buy it.

Steve rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Repalr book is too advanced and too ‘all over the place’ for my tastes. Thanks for the review. Ivan Bicudo rated it it was amazing Jun 24, Search Media New Media.


I would assume that most people buying Erlewine’s book for learning guitar setups would have guitars that are in good condition, but that are in need of setups. Like, is poly better or worse than nitro?

Good to know that for future that if you want it quickly it is necessary to pay the extra for delivery. It’s a bit in depth, as I stated earlier, which he remedied with the simpler book.

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ShadowCanAmFeb 16, Open Preview See a Problem? New features include set-up specs of leading players; stronger coverage of guitar electronics, including guitaf and wiring diagrams; and gutiar coverage of acoustics. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. PowderfingerFeb 16, Oct 07, David Hyson rated it really liked it.

I was also disappointed with it. I honestly didn’t enjoy reading and sifting through all the different methods of guitar repair just to get to ‘how to approach guitar setups. BritishampfanFeb 16,