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Guitar Setup & Maintenance

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Chapter 1: Introduction

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    Introduction (1:12)


Chapter 2: Acoustic Guitar

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    Acoustic Guitar - Getting Started (4:28)


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    Truss Rod Adjustment (6:31)


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    Adjusting the Action (7:39)


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    Adjusting the Nut Height (6:22)


Chapter 3: Electric Guitar

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    Electric Guitar: Getting Started (3:11)


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    Setting Up The Bridge (4:34)


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    Adjusting the Truss Rod (3:51)


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    Checking the Nut Height (5:17)


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    The Tremolo Angle (1:12)


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    Adjusting the Pickups (1:57)


Chapter 4: Jazz Guitar

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    Setup (2:42)


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    Truss Rod Adjustment (2:39)


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    Adjusting the Action (2:30)


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    Setting the Bridge Height (1:03)


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    Finishing the Project (8:24)


Chapter 5: Slide Guitar

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    Slide Guitar Setup (3:42)


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    Adjusting Saddles (3:23)


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    Re-String & Check Nut Height (9:13)


Chapter 6: Floyd Rose

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    Floyd Rose: Setup (4:13)


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    Installing a String (6:13)


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    Adjusting the Springs (2:15)


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    Adjusting the Bridge (5:42)


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    Adjusting Nut Height (9:37)


Chapter 7: Truss Rod Adjustments

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    Electric Guitar (4:36)


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    Strat Style Truss Rod Adjustment (1:27)


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    Acoustic Guitar (2:05)


Chapter 8: Credits

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    Credits (0:59)


Denny Rauen is a nationally-acclaimed master luthier whose clientele includes many top musicians and collectors from around the world, including Keith Richards, Buddy Guy, Tom Bukovac, Roger Glover, Willy Porter, Andy McKee, Greg Koch, and many more.

Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rauen Guitars specializes in the restoration, repair, and modification of new and vintage acoustic and electric guitars, basses, harp-guitars, mandolins, and banjos.

In this must-have instructional DVD, Denny personally teaches you Acoustic & Electric Guitar Setup, Jazz, Slide and Floyd Rose Setups, How to adjust the Truss Rod, Bridge, Pickups, Pole Pieces, Nut Height, Saddles, Tremelo Angle and Many Trade Secrets!

Wether you fix guitars for a living, are a hobbyist, or just want to save money and learn to fix your own, this series is a must see... Checkout "Guitar Setup & Maintenance" today!


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Uncle Jimmy
Submitted 3 months ago

Simple, yet quite informative

This walkthrough of basic guitar setup is perfect for guitarists who want to understand the basic steps to optimizing the playability of their instruments. Host Danny walks through the steps clearly and simply enough to get just about everything you need from the first viewing.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician

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joeypinter
Submitted 1 year ago

pickup height adjustment

i really wanted to know what was said about p/u height, this is something that drives me nuts. on every youtube vid, i've watched one must fret the string at the top (last) fret then measure the distance from the pole to the bottom of the string. on this vid, he does not do that. what gives?? i would appreciate any suggestions.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Cakewalk Sonar

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Jim
Submitted 1 year ago

Very specific

I liked the fact that specific measurements are given for each element in the setup.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Pro Tools

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soolan
Submitted 2 years ago

Gtr Setup & Maint.

Interesting, nice to know what a Techie does to a guitar. Have to admit it's not for me, I'll still take mine to a techie. Most interesting to me is the Floyd Rose. Heard of it but never seen. This setup is "not" for me, a lot of work just to change a string.

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

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    Guitar Setup & Maintenance

    Denny Rauen is a nationally-acclaimed master luthier whose clientele includes many top musicians and collectors from around the world. Spend some time with Denny and learn how to setup your Guitar just right as well as make modifications and customizations!

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    Denny Rauen is a nationally-acclaimed master luthier whose clientele includes many top musicians and collectors from around the world. Spend some time with Denny and learn how to setup your Guitar just right as well as make modifications and customizations!

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Guitar Setup & Maintenance is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Simple, yet quite informative This walkthrough of basic guitar setup is perfect for guitarists who want to understand the basic steps to optimizing the playability of their instruments. Host Danny walks through the steps clearly and simply enough to get just about everything you need from the first viewing.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from pickup height adjustment i really wanted to know what was said about p/u height, this is something that drives me nuts. on every youtube vid, i've watched one must fret the string at the top (last) fret then measure the distance from the pole to the bottom of the string. on this vid, he does not do that. what gives?? i would appreciate any suggestions.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very specific I liked the fact that specific measurements are given for each element in the setup.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Gtr Setup & Maint. Interesting, nice to know what a Techie does to a guitar. Have to admit it's not for me, I'll still take mine to a techie. Most interesting to me is the Floyd Rose. Heard of it but never seen. This setup is "not" for me, a lot of work just to change a string.
Date published: 2016-08-09
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