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Haynes Acoustic Guitar Manual,
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This review is from: Acoustic Guitar Manual: How to Buy, Maintain and Set Up Your Acoustic Guitar (Hardcover)As far as Guitar manuals go the Haynes Manual is probably what you would expect of a book pitched at the average guitar enthusiast. It contains a broad representation of guitar types with some good basic information on set-up, maintenance and repairs. However, the serious guitar geek will demand much more in depth information, and beginners should beware of diving in with D.I.Y. tools. Obviously there is a limit to the number of different guitar makes and types a book of this size can cover so you may find your actual model is not represented. Each type of guitar is treated separately and because of this there is a lot of repeated text about such things as the common set up processes. When reading cover to cover, as most people will, this gets a bit boring after a while and I found myself wanting a fresh approach to the same issue. Having said all this, I feel it is an excellent book for the competent beginner, and would be a very welcome addition to any guitarist who has an appetite for books on guitars. Would make an excellent gift.