Introducing the first comprehensive technical service manual of the 190-year-old Pennsylvania Manufacturer. It features hundreds of full-color photos and descriptions of repair methods from the C.F. Martin Repair Department. Chapters include techniques for identifying and removing the Ice Cream Cone, Spanish Heel, Mortise and Tenon, Simple Dovetail, and Sure Align® neck joinery. Procedures for installing frets on necks with non-adjustable truss rods, servicing adjustable truss rods, removal of pocketed bridges, and pickguard replacements. Chapters on Production materials include a timeline and descriptions of Plastics, Finish Coatings, Bindings, and Adhesives. Patrick includes many anecdotes from his 30+ years as an Authorized C.F. Martin Service Center.
The Guide is distributed by Hal Leonard.