If you have several books already, and are looking for something interesting and unusual -- this could be what you are looking for. Written, illustrated and published by the author this book has more character than any I have previously encountered in a book (and that's a good thing). The book is looking a little dated now: funny clothes and hair styles in the black and white photographs. The author is rightly very proud of his work (and his playing), but the self-admiration becomes a little insufferable at times. There is some really good coverage of pick-ups configurations and various technical day-to-day aspects of guitar that are not well covered in other books. There is a lot of theory, and the author seems to have spent a lot of time thinking about this and refining his ideas. I haven't found it particularly useful so far, the amount of information (and fairy crude presentation) make it tough going -- but to be fair I did not buy this book to work through -I have other books for that. I bought this book as something to dip into from time to time when I get tired of the other books and magazines, when I need to look at something different. If you are starting out, buy a simpler more straight forward book to start off with -- this could be intimidating. Certainly check this one out later though.