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Keep any guitar in top condition for a lifetime.

John Carruthers, legendary guitar builder and repair guru to the stars, has teamed up with Alfred to produce this ultimate beginner's guide to guitar repair and maintenance. Comprehensive, step-by-step instructions and close-up shots clarify how to set the action for ultimate playability, adjust for bulletproof intonation, and much more. Includes steps on setting up and adjusting Floyd Rose tremolo systems, soldering and maintaining electronics, the proper way to remove and install strings on both standard guitars and Floyd Rose systems, and exact specs for the action, nut action, and truss rod adjustments of electric guitars, acoustics, and 4- and 5-string basses. 80 pages.

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  • It's A Good Beginning

    As reviewed by zedthewizard on 10/19/2006

    The Alfred Teach Yourself Guitar Repair & Maintenance (Book/DVD) is a great resource for anyone interested in guitar playing and his or her instrument. The information package is not for the advanced luthier by any means. Nor, is it for someone who wants to build a guitar from scratch. However, the book does cover alot of good ground to advance your knowledge and skills. The book provides a sound basis to work with some of the more complicated tremolo systems in a good manner. The DVD is easy to use and you can go forward or backward with ease. One of the most important learning exercises I had with this book was in setting up a guitar; more specifically, stringing a guitar. I have had many a friend play guitar for years and as a favor would string my guitar for me. After using this DVD, I can pretty much blow them away on stringing any type of guitar with or without a tremolo and various types of tuning pegs and various types of locking mechanisms. Of course, having a guitar with each system helped me learn along with the DVD. On a sad note, I'll just say that I cannot find a feeler guage in the size used in the book. Even, after placing an order with a popular luthier supply shop. So, I go by whether or not I have any buzz.

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  • Very Good Start

    As reviewed by kray on 12/20/2006

    The book and DVD are great resources. I live in a rural area where there isn't a guitar shop close by... with people I trust to handle my instrument. So I decided to learn how to setup my guitars. This way I only had to take my guitar in if something major was wrong. I have other more technical and detailed books that I use as a reference along with this book, however I feel more comfortable now doing a setup because I have watched someone else do. Books really can't take the place of seeing something. While you can use the same principles for an acoustic guitar there isn't much on adjusting the bridge or intonation for acoutics.

    19 of 20 people found this review helpful.
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