An 'entry-level' addition to an established series of guitar manuals, including Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Fender Bass, Gibson Les Paul and Acoustic Guitar. Buying an electric guitar - what to look for and what to avoid, getting the right guitar for the job. Set-ups and modifications. Strings and pick-ups. Routine maintenance and servicing. Case studies of a range of budget guitars, including an Affinity Strat Starter Pack, an Epiphone Junior Starter Pack, a Danelectro retro copy, a Noel Gallagher 'Casino' Epiphone, a 'Heavy Metal Yamaha Super Strat, an Ibanez 'Gretsch' copy and a Vintage-brand 'Les Paul' copy. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step guidance, supported by numerous photographs and illustrations.
Paul Balmer has played and taught guitar for 40 years. His background includes broadcasting (TV and radio), video/DVD production and authorship of several books. Besides Haynes Manuals for the Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Fender Bass, Gibson Les Paul and Acoustic Guitar, he has written the acclaimed official biography of jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli. He lives at Oakley Vale, Northamptonshire.