The Fender Stratocaster Handbook

The Fender Stratocaster Handbook

How to Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Modify your Strat

Book - 2007
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There are six million out there--from Eric Claptons million-dollar "Blackie" to your treasured hand-me-down--and still the world cant get enough of the Fender Stratocaster, the legendary electric guitar-of-choice for players and dreamers from pioneers like Buddy Holly to todays garage-band heroes.

This is the worlds first hands-on, how-to manual for the Strat, taking the mystery out of maintaining and modifying what is really a relatively simple instrument (two boards, some wires, some pickups). It shows you how to make the most of your Stratocaster--and how to make it truly your own.

With clear text and colorful illustrations, this guidebook takes readers through the basics of selecting and buying Strats; maintenance and repairs such as tuning, setting intonation, tremolo alignment, fret repairs, bridge and nut adjustments, electrics troubleshooting; spur-of-the-moment stageside fixes; and some basic performance enhancements like adding "hot rod" Fender and aftermarket pickups, locking-tremolo nuts, and more.
Publisher: St. Paul : Voyageur Press, 2007.
ISBN: 9780760329832
Branch Call Number: 787.871928 BA
Characteristics: 175 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.


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Mar 25, 2017

This book by Paul Balmer is an excellent all round how to for the Fenders Stratocaster. Highly recommended. Great stories, a solid history, and much more than the sum of it's parts. It's like the Stratocaster's super manual. It is a reference manual you'll refer to over and over again.

Dec 26, 2016

If you are a Fender 'Strat'ocaster owner this is one of the best reference / maintence books I found on this popular electric guitar.


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