TEETER, DON E.
Title The Acoustic Guitar: Adjustment, Care, Maintenance, And Repair, Volume 1.
Book Condition Softcover. Brand new book.
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 1996.
Seller ID 82173X1
A good guitar repairman is hard to find, and when found, a long waiting list seems inevitable. Those who have confronted this problem may now turn to Don E. Teeter's encyclopedic treatment of guitar adjustment, maintenance, and repair. Profusely illustrated with line drawings, 155 illustrations, and photographs and written in a clear and straightforward style, this book takes the reader on a guided tour of the acoustic guitar's various parts and their functions. Teeter provides detailed instructions for disassembling and assembling guitars, describes the tools and materials used in their repair, and gives step-by-step procedures for major and minor repairs, inlay work, and refinishing. The book is not just for the experts in guitar repair. As Teeter notes, "Quite a few of the techniques listed in this manual, such as adjusting tension rods, adjusting string heights (action), repairing minor cracks, setting movable bridges for proper intonation (note accuracy), dressing and polishing frets, gluing loose bridges, changing machine heads and of course, the proper care and maintenance of the instruments, are within the capabilities of the average amateur with limited tools." Don E. Teeter, an acknowledged master of guitar repair and an authorized Martin repairman, is also the author of The Acoustic Guitar. He lives and works in Oklahoma City. "Mr. Teeter is both an exceptional craftsman and an accomplished author. Not only does he have the ability to explain all the major phases of guitar repair, but he...makes all the complexities of a particular problem easily seen by the beginning repairman...The Acoustic Guitar is a very useful and much needed book for anyone even touching a guitar with the pretense of fixing it." -Guitar Foundation of America Soundboard.
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