Luthier Gerry Hayes announces three new setup-focused ebooks

Expanding his Sketchy Setups collection of guides.

Luthier and writer Gerry Hayes has announced the expansion of his Sketchy Setups range of guitar setup guides. Three new ebooks covering Fender Offset Guitars, Locking Trem-equipped axes, and Acoustic Guitars join the line-up of digital guides.

In a statement about the three new books, Hayes said: “These new ebooks address the most requested instruments since Sketchy Setups originally launched. They cover more subject matter but stick to the Sketchy Setups vision of being filler-free and easy to follow. All of the guides focus only on just one type of instrument so there’s less friction when you’re learning – why read about 3-saddle Telecasters when you’re setting up a Floyd Rose?”

The guides also focus on approachability, each carrying a strong visual element. “Every page begins with paper, pencil, and ink,” said Hayes, “Think of them like a setup comic book. They’re friendly, fun, and much less intimidating for someone new to guitar setup.”

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The seven guides now available in Hayes’ Sketchy Setup series now include seven editions:

  1. The Fender Stratocaster
  2. The Fender Telecaster
  3. Gibson Guitars
  4. Fender Precision and Jazz Basses
  5. Fender Offset Guitars
  6. Locking Tremolo
  7. Acoustic Guitars

Each is available as a digital download in PDF format, priced from $6 to $8, or in various reduced-cost bundles). Find out more at hazeguitars.com.

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