Originally Posted by: ScubaCPA[p]
Note: Snip & link modification in relevant sentence by me. [br][br]Thanks for the heads up on this. The online "Look Inside" was useless only showing the first couple of intro pages, which was as basic as 'parts of the guitar' duff elementry 'never even seen a guitar before beginner' stuff, but for hardly more than the price of a cheeseburger for the Kindle version, curiosity begged so I bought it. That said, it does proclaim clearly on the cover it's aimed at guiding "beginners" through the process made "easy" as possible.[br][br]Curiosity again got the better of me when in the opening pages also by this author list I saw the "Complete Guitar Care & Maintenance: The Ultimate Owners Guide" by the same author available in the Kindle Ed. This time I had to lash out the price of a double cheesburger to make a copy mine. = ] [br][br]At a prima facie glance, the latter covers most if not all of the material in the former, with extra stuff like electronics and soldering. Hardly a surprise, the proprietary wiring diagrams etc like the bridge references for electric are all classic Fender Strat, Tele & Gibson LP guitar specifc. The reviews of the latter list its "beyond the scope of this guide" disclaimer deferment shortcoming (as a common disappointed verified purchase reviewer criticism).[br][br]That said, while most info in any book these days can be found in online video and written tutorials, for the price of the Kindle Editions here collated in a single volume is sufficient info to get anyone with a little common sense and some rudimentiary tools through at least all the steps required of a performing a proper setup. An exceptional deal considering the comparative cost of having any work on your guitar/s performed by a shop/luthier anywhere. Two thumbs up.
P.S. After closer perusal, I ended up refunding on the first title, and keeping "Complete Guitar Care & Maintenance: The Ultimate Owners Guide". The second repeats the info in the first but includes additional material.
[br]For the absolute beginner, l recommend the first if wanting to have an intitial attempt to learn to perform your own setups. It is a more the step by step hand holding guide focussed on that. To say absolutely worth the < $5 for the Kindle version is obvious gross understatement. [br][br]With owning Erlewine in hardcopy, I didn't actually need the second volume either, but would recommend it as worthwhile to those seeking to learn to perform their own setups and regular guitar maintenance. I kept it as a handy portable .mobi format reference on my Android tablet and Chromebook, and ridiculous value.