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The Fender Stratocaster Handbook

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

By Paul Balmer

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How to Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Modify Your Strat. Book. Softcover. Voyageur Press #144433AP. Published by Voyageur Press (HL.333081).

Item Number: HL.333081

ISBN 0760329834. 8.5x11 inches.

There are six million out there – from Eric Clapton's million-dollar “Blackie” to your treasured hand-me-down – and still the world can't get enough of the Fender Stratocaster, the legendary electric guitar-of-choice for players and dreamers from pioneers like Buddy Holly to today's garage-band heroes. This is the world's 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.

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