A few weeks back, I wrote a post about a guitar repair shop finder on the web, mentioning that I purchased the book “The Acoustic Guitar Adjustment, Care, Maintenance, and Repair,” so I could get a better idea of the inner-workings of my post about a guitar repair shop finder on the web, mentioning that I purchased the guitars. I have become a firm believer that the more you know about your instrument, the better you will play. At least that’s one reason why I feel I have improved.
After I started reading this book, I began to think that I might have went a bit over my head. With some chapters like “Disassembly and Reassembly of Guitar bodies,” “Pearl Inlay Technique” and “Finishing and Refinishing”, I was wondering whether I would be able to use any of this information. This book was definitely meant for someone with some experience in woodworking.
What I Found Useful:
After getting over the initial intimidation, I did find some chapters that I could use for myself. I was able to utilize “String Action and Tension Rod Adjustment” and “Intonation and Bridging” to tune up and lower the action on my Seagul S6.
This book is obviously meant for a more experienced repairperson with more than a basic knowledge of guitar repair. If you are curious about some of the techniques and tools used for some of the more extensive repairs, you might find this a good reference. It has certainly increased my knowledge/appreciation of my instrument and the Luthiers who repair them.