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"Everything you need to start confidently working on your own guitars is right here."

Learn how to do great guitar setups time and time again with this easy to follow, step-by-step manual. With expert tips, clear instruction over 100 photos, you will gain the understanding on how to fine-tune your guitar to play it's best. Makes an excellent starter book or reference for budding professionals.

***Now updated and expanded with additional content including a section on restringing, neck shimming, scale length determination and new images!***

Included in the book:

  • An 8 step method on setting up your electric or acoustic guitar
  • How to adjust Fender style tremolo's, Gibson hard-tails, Floyd Rose and other floating bridge types
  • How to adjust the saddle on your acoustic steel string or nylon string guitar
  • How to file nut slots
  • Setup spec's for electric, acoustic, classical and bass guitar
  • Manufacturer's setup spec's from Fender, Gibson, Ibanez, Jackson, Gretsch and others
  • Exclusive setup specifications from the author's best playing guitars
  • A handy measurement conversion chart


Praise for Jonny Blackwood:

"I have related and referred to Jonny's guidance many times over the years and I can truly say that I wouldn't have gotten very far without it." -Daryl Chonka, guitar tech for Randy Bachman (The Guess Who & BTO), recording engineer, recording & performing artist

"Everything you need to start confidently working on your own guitars is right here." -Andrew deGroot, factory certified guitar tech and luthier, Stang Guitars

"The importance of a great setup can't be overstated. This is a perfect guide for those starting out in the craft, and a great general reference to keep around. Jonny lays out all the info needed to setup your guitar like a pro, without any confusing clutter. You're in great hands." -Cory Newman, Luthier, C.A. Newman Guitars

"Jonny knows his stuff, does great work and is respectful to those of us whose greatest guitar work will be performed in our own minds." -Scott McKeen, former city councillor of Edmonton and journalist, The Edmonton Journal

Books available from the author (paperback and kindle edition):

How to Setup Your Guitar Like A Pro: An Easy Guide for Beginners

How to Build & Setup Guitar Kits like a Pro: An Easy Guide for Bolt-on Neck Guitars

How to Start and Run a Successful Guitar Repair Business: Practical Tips for the New Entrepreneur

  • ISBN13: 9780991854141
  • Publisher: J.Haven Ventures
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00058
Publication DateMarch 12, 2013
Primary CategoryMusic/Musical Instruments - Guitar

How to Setup Your Guitar Like a Pro: An Easy Guide for Beginners

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