The Fender Stratocaster Handbook: How To Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Modify Your Strat
  • The Fender Stratocaster Handbook: How To Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Modify Your Strat
  • The Fender Stratocaster Handbook: How To Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Modify Your Strat

The Fender Stratocaster Handbook: How To Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Modify Your Strat

by Paul Balmer
     
 

The first hands-on, how-to manual for the world's most popular electric guitar, with clear, illustrated instructions for purchase, maintenance, and modification of a Strat.See more details below

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The first hands-on, how-to manual for the world's most popular electric guitar, with clear, illustrated instructions for purchase, maintenance, and modification of a Strat.

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Vintage Guitar, February 2007

“The book takes the mystery out of maintaining and codifying what is really a simple instrument, and shows the reader how to make it truly their own … one of the best at showing you how.”

Library Journal, Feb. 15, 2007

“A clearly written owner’s manual and tune-up/troubleshooting guide full of hot rodders’ tips and tricks … This first guitar maintenance and repair book to focus on a specific mode is sure to be in demand at public and specialty music libraries.”

Library Journal
The Fender Stratocaster is one of the most popular electric guitars ever. And with the market full of inexpensive imported Strat-type guitars and a wide selection of aftermarket parts, it isn't that hard to make a good guitar great, even with a limited budget. Veteran guitarist Balmer (Stéphane Grappelli: With and Without Django) presents players of this iconic guitar with a clearly written owner's manual and tune-up/troubleshooting guide full of hot rodders' tips and tricks. The book covers the basics of selecting and buying Strat-style guitars to fit players' needs as well as maintenance and repair operations like tuning, setting intonation, tremolo alignment, fret repairs, and bridge and nut adjustments. There are also sections on electronics troubleshooting, quick fixes for common problems, and performance enhancements (e.g., hotter pickups, alternative switching arrangements, and locking nuts). Full-color illustrations pepper each page, and close-up photos guide even the novice guitarist. This first guitar maintenance and repair book to focus on a specific model is sure to be in demand at public and specialty music libraries.
—Eric C. Shoaf

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760329832
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
02/15/2007
Edition description:
First
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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From the Publisher
Vintage Guitar, February 2007

“The book takes the mystery out of maintaining and codifying what is really a simple instrument, and shows the reader how to make it truly their own … one of the best at showing you how.”

Library Journal, Feb. 15, 2007

“A clearly written owner’s manual and tune-up/troubleshooting guide full of hot rodders’ tips and tricks … This first guitar maintenance and repair book to focus on a specific mode is sure to be in demand at public and specialty music libraries.”

 

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