All guitars need to be set up, from the basic one they receive at the factory to the periodic work required to maintain them in good playing condition as they experience normal wear and tear. You will find in this book not just a basic how-to guide, but also plenty of detailed discussion of the reasoning behind each step of the process. You will be able to adjust to the idiosyncrasies of any guitar that you may work on. Over 120 charts and illustrations will help you along the way to achieving that perfect sound and feel.
Some of the aspects of setup work that will be discussed in this book:
- How to properly adjust the trussrod, bridge, nut, and pickups of a guitar.
- How to eliminate buzzes and dead spots through milling of the frets and neck-angle adjustments.
- How to set the action of your guitar perfectly for your playing style.
- How to achieve good intonation and tuning through an understanding of the physics of guitar bodies and the principles of equal temperament.