Luthier, Gerry Hayes announces the release of Sketchy Setups, four hand-drawn guides designed to guide players through the process of getting their instrument playing its best, with the minimum of fuss.
“Imagine your best friend was a setup guru, and they wrote a book just for you and your instrument,” said Hayes, “That’s the sort of focussed and friendly feel I wanted Sketchy Setups to have.”
Each Sketchy Setups guide concentrates on a single instrument, or type of instrument, so a player can get straight to work. There’s no filler—just the right information for your guitar or bass. Why read about Strat tremolos when you’re setting up a Les Paul?
Being completely hand-drawn keeps Sketchy Setups easy-going and easy-to-follow. “Every page stated out with paper, pencil, and ink,” says Hayes, “Drawings make the information more approachable and can show things photographs can’t.”
Four Sketchy Setups guides are available for digital download. They are:
- Sketchy Setups #1: The Fender Stratocaster
- Sketchy Setups #2: The Fender Telecaster
- Sketchy Setups #3: The Gibson Les Paul, SG, 335, etc.
- Sketchy Setups #4: The Fender Precision and Jazz Bass
Each guide costs USD5 or all four can be purchased together for the reduced cost of USD15.
About Gerry Hayes
Gerry Hayes runs Haze Guitars, a repair and custom instrument workshop in Dublin, Ireland. Hayes has also written two free guides, Truss Rods Made Easy and Solving Intonation Problems. He is currently working on his next book, Complete Guitar Wiring.
About Haze Guitars
Haze Guitars is a repair and custom instrument workshop in Dublin, Ireland.