Posted on January 12, 2010February 7, 2024 by Dale Phillips Review: The Player’s Guide to Guitar Maintenance by Dave Burrluck Review: The Player's Guide to Guitar Maintenance by Dave Burrluck Reviewed by Dave Zogg Originally published in American Lutherie #61, 2000 and Big Red Book of American Lutherie Volume Six, 2013 The Player’s Guide to Guitar Maintenance Dave Burrluck Miller Freeman Books, 1998 ISBN 978-0879305499 The Player’s Guide to Guitar Maintenance, by Dave Burrluck, is 84 slick, glossy pages of color photos and useful information and tips on electric guitar maintenance and setup. This hardcover book format has almost a coffee-table style and quality, especially the photographs of the instruments. The style and layout are somewhat similar to other published books of guitar collections, but integrated with useful technical and repair information. The press release boasts there are more than 200 (color) photographs in this book, and I don’t doubt it. Though the information contained in this book specifically focuses on the Fender Strat and the Gibson Les Paul, much of the information contained is generic and can be applied to other instruments as well. The author often takes the time to explain the “why” as well as the “what” of repairs and adjustments. The photos, drawings, and explanations are clear and helpful. Become A Member to Continue Reading This Article This article is part of our premium web content offered to Guild members. To view this and other web articles, join the Guild of American Luthiers. Members also receive 4 annual issues of American Lutherie and get discounts on products. For details, visit the membership page. If you are already a member, login for access or contact us to setup your account.