This is a new edition with instructional DVD! Reorganised, and now covering bass guitars, this is a must-have book for anyone who owns an electric guitar, from beginner to pro. From shopping for a first electric guitar to setting customized action, this do-it-yourself primer for owning and maintaining an electric guitar explains the ins and outs of choosing the right guitar; cleaning, tools, and basic maintenance; personalizing and improving on a 'factory setup'; troubleshooting; basic guitar electronics; choosing and installing replacement pickups, pots, switches, and capacitors; setups of the pros; and, much more. This new edition is overhauled from top to bottom and re-organized to make it easy for the reader to make his electric guitar sound and play great. This edition also covers bass guitars. As the author of "Guitar Player"'s popular "Repairs" column, Dan Erlwine has shown thousands of guitar owners how to keep their instruments in top condition.