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Review: Guitar Player Repair Guide by Dan Erlewine

Review: Guitar Player Repair Guide by Dan Erlewine

Reviewed by Manny Bettencourt

Originally published in American Lutherie #26, 1991 and Big Red Book of American Lutherie Volume Three, 2004

Guitar Player Repair Guide
Dan Erlewine
Backbeat Books (originally Miller Freeman), 309 pp.
ISBN 0-87903-291-7 (ISBN 0-87930-188-0)

This book is a must-have! Published recently, Dan’s book is a very up-to-date reference source for anyone in the repair field. It is very comprehensive in scope and covers all the major areas of guitar repair with an emphasis on electrics.

The author’s conversational writing style, combined with excellent photographs and drawings, make this book very enjoyable to read. Starting with basics like intonation and neck evaluation, Dan moves on to cover everything from finishing to refretting.

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