Author: JOHN LEVAN
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Release Date: 2011-02-24
This guide will use photographs, diagrams and sketches made by the author and some provided by various manufacturers to teach how to clean, condition, adjust the action and properly intonate your acoustic guitar, as well as: John's trade secrets on hand-carving bone nuts and bridge saddles, wiring and fretwork. John has also included a chapter on identifying and diagnosing problem guitars. It even includes a forward written by Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars. This book is perfect to teach a beginner or a reference for the guitar repair professional.
Author: Hideo Kamimoto
Publisher: Music Sales Amer
Release Date: 1994
The ins and outs of today's elaborate guitar hardware are examined in this book, with complete instructions on adjusting and tweaking your electric guitar setup. It serves as a guide to getting the best sound and feel from the electric or acoustic-electric guitar. Over 120 charts and illustrations will help you in achieving that perfect sound.
Author: John Carruthers
Publisher: Alfred Music
Release Date: 2005-05-03
John Carruthers, legendary guitar builder and repair guru to the stars, has teamed up with Alfred Music 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 keep any guitar in top condition for a lifetime. Also 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.
Author: Will Kelly
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Release Date: 2012-06-15
In the past few years the market for electric guitar kits and parts has exploded. For every two enthusiasts, there are four opinions on how properly to fill woodgrain. In this book, Will Kelly cuts through all that noise and shows how, with a little patience and some inexpensive tools, the average person can turn a modest investment into a gig-worthy instrument and perhaps even a lifelong hobby. Kelly presents guitar-building in a progressive fashion, beginning with a simple Stratocaster-style kit with a bolt-on neck and continuing on to a "relic'd" Telecaster-style build, two Gibson-style set-neck models, and a custom double-neck mash-up. Because each build is more involved than the previous, the reader builds on his or her skill set and acquires only the tools necessary for the reader's level of interest. Kelly shows how to apply finishes, choose and install hardware, wire electronics, execute the final assembly, and set up the finished guitar for proper action and intonation.
Author: Chad Johnson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 2011-08-01
(Guitar Method). Here's your complete guide to getting your guitars to play and sound their best! Step-by-step instructions and photos teach how to adjust the action, truss rod, bridge saddles, nut, intonation and more on electric guitars and steel string acoustic guitars. Basic electronic repairs are covered as well. This book will get you started on the road to becoming your own guitar repairman.
GUITAR TONE: PURSUING THE ULTIMATE GUITAR SOUND is the ultimate resource for guitarists searching for not just the "best" tone, but those searching for their own distinctive, individual tone. First it covers the instruments and components that create tone. It then examines the sounds and tonal approaches used in different styles of music. The last section includes interviews with today's hottest guitarists to learn the secret to their idiosyncratic tones and includes gear lists and suggestions for re-creating specific tones.
Author: Tim Swike
Release Date: 2007-09
THIS IS THE ONLY WIRING GUIDE YOU WILL EVER NEED TO BUY. Learn step by step how to completely wire Telecaster, Stratocaster, Esquire, and Les Paul guitars and all of the potentiometers, capacitors, switches, ground wires, hot wires, pickups, output jack, and bridge ground. Even if you dont have a Fender or Gibson, this guide will teach you how to wire a guitar with 1, 2, or 3 pickups. Also learn where you can get the complete wiring kits for dirt cheap, and learn essential soldering tips. Why not learn how to change your pickups, tone or volume controls, switches, and capacitors yourself? There are a ton of modifications you can do to your guitar for dirt cheap. This book will also show you some secret "hot rod" techniques that the pros use. This book will teach you how to do coil tapping, coil cutting, phase switching, series wiring, parallel wiring, bridge-on switching, mini toggle switching, varitone switching, mega switching, yamaha switching, blend pots, and much more !!!
Author: Terry Burrows
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Release Date: 2015-10-26
This is the ultimate hands-on, how-to manual devoted to the famous Gibson Les Paul, updated with the latest models and guitar tech advice. This book is a step-by-step, heavily illustrated guide to everything about Gibson Les Paul guitars! It shows owners and dreamers the basics of selecting and buying your guitar, how to use it, and how to keep it rocking once you have one. Let world-renowned guitar expert Terry Burrows be your guide to this awesome instrument. Gorgeous shots of Gibson Les Paul guitars and guitar parts, alongside images of well-known musicians playing Gibson Les Pauls, make this a book no fan will want to miss!
This book tells you everything about building professional electric guitars, from the selection of the wood all the way up to the finishing and the setup. It's all about leaving your dentin the universe in the shape of the most beautiful, incredibly sounding guitar you can make. But building a guitar professionally starts before you even cut the wood: You need to setup a proper workplace, define your identity as guitar maker, and decide the guiding principles of your endeavor as luthier. And then you have to sell the things, of course. So the last part is focused in the marketing process. You will read about positioning your brand, pricingyour instruments, photographing them, promoting them, building a great website for your lutherie business, using social networking to show your work to the world, and managing and closing guitar sales. Written by renowned luthier Leo Lospennato (author of the bestseller "Electric Guitar and Bass Design") this book represents the new standard in solid-body guitar making, and the only resource that presents in depth both the technical and commercial aspects of the fascinating art of building musical instruments."
Author: Will Schmid
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 1970-01-01
(Guitar Method). The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play acoustic or electric guitar. It is based on years of teaching guitar students of all ages, and it also reflects some of the best guitar teaching ideas from around the world. Book 1 includes tuning; playing position; musical symbols; notes in first position; C, G, G7, D, D7, A7, and Em chords; rhythms through eighth notes; strumming and picking; over 80 great songs, riffs, and examples.
"Every guitar player will want to read this book twice. And even the casual music fan will find a thrilling narrative that weaves together cultural history, musical history, race, politics, business case studies, advertising, and technological discovery." —Daniel Levitin, Wall Street Journal An unprecedented history of the electric guitar, its explosive impact on music and culture, and the players and builders who brought it to life For generations the electric guitar has been an international symbol of freedom, danger, rebellion, and hedonism. In Play It Loud, veteran music journalists Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna bring the history of this iconic instrument to roaring life. It's a story of inventors and iconoclasts, of scam artists, prodigies, and mythologizers as varied and original as the instruments they spawned. Play It Loud uses twelve landmark guitars—each of them artistic milestones in their own right—to illustrate the conflict and passion the instruments have inspired. It introduces Leo Fender, a man who couldn't play a note but whose innovations helped transform the guitar into the explosive sound machine it is today. Some of the most significant social movements of the twentieth century are indebted to the guitar: It was an essential element in the fight for racial equality in the entertainment industry; a mirror to the rise of the teenager as social force; a linchpin of punk's sound and ethos. And today the guitar has come full circle, with contemporary titans such as Jack White of The White Stripes, Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys bringing some of the earliest electric guitar forms back to the limelight. Featuring interviews with Les Paul, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, and dozens more players and creators, Play It Loud is the story of how a band of innovators transformed an idea into a revolution. From the Hardcover edition.