The most comprehensive resource available for beginning and experienced guitarists alike, whether acoustic or electric. Completely. Artist: Ralph Denyer. The Essential Encyclopedia for Every Guitar Player! The Guitar Handbook is the complete guide to playing the guitar – from simple chords . buy the guitar handbook raplph denyer online at

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This handbook sets the standard for all other guitar books and instruction. Bought the first edition of this book and it just gets better. It gives a very self motivated reader enough information to teach themselves what they need to know about guitar, including history and styles.

Jan 30, Sean Keefe rated it it was amazing. A very complete sourcebook and ‘owner’s manual’ for both would-be guitarists and veteran axe-slingers. These sections detail how each instrument acous tic and electric are put together, how to set the action, the various types of each style of guitar, how pick-ups are put together, etc.

Guitar Handbook (Paperback)

Explore the Home Gift Guide. I should probably send them a copy of this book too now that I think of it.

It’s so good and useful that I keep giving away copies to other guitarists. Not very adequate for learning how to play a guitar, as it has no exercises – it just lays down the theory without any kind of step-by-step exercises or progressive learning curve altough it does feature a great, complete and handy chord dictionary and charts but great as a reference book as it has very complete and varied information on guitar theory, equipment, guitar history and even includes small bios on guitar luminaries it’s somewhat crimminal that it does not reference Jimmy Page but I suppose I can forgive them for such a minor mistake.


I purchased this edition instead of an earlier but, besides the cover, Denyr find little difference. Write a customer review. Jun 14, Dave rated it it was amazing.

I am a guitar player and teacher who once had this great book in my collection and somehow let it get away.

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My first guitar reference book. Apr 21, Dirk Grobbelaar rated it really liked it Shelves: Good useful reference book that is available at very affordable prices. Available at bargain prices used right here on Amazon. Sounds like jazz to me. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Denyer – Guitar Handbook (Paperback)

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It doesn’t guitag down to the reader, nor does it start with lame beginner exercises. This item doesn’t belong on this page. Each concept is clearly written with nice illustrations or a photo showing how to put your fingers. Skip to main content.


So no complaints there. Nothing makes a beginner want to give up quicker than a guitar that is hard to play.

May 18, Roger Scanlon rated it really liked it. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. It is also a comprehensive manual on guitar hardware and performance technology, sound equipment, special effects, and recording facilities.

Pages with related products. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Two pages after that: I am buying this book today at long last! You could buy four other guitar books and still come up short of what you’d get here.

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The Guitar Handbook by Ralph Denyer (1992, Paperback, Revised)

About this product Synopsis Book. The sections that help you understanding how your guitar is put together and how to adjust and fix it are very helpful too. I took up guitar playing back in India in the 80’s and taught myself how to play using this book, then life took its course and brought me to the US and I quit playing till last month.