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5.0 out of 5 stars The Art Of Tap Tuning: How to Build Great Sound into Instruments
This book including a DVD is just what every budding instrument builder should read . It gives great insight into developing a sound from each instrument and how to maintain that sound whether a guitar, mandolin, bouzouki etc. Excellent.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Art of Tap Tuning
Very poor value. Mostly rehashed from his previous book The Luthier's Handbook which is also poor value and gives away no more than any other guitar building book and doesn't supply an instrument design or plans. If you're looking for Luthier expertise stick with "Guitarmaking Tradition and Technology" (my favourite - I just like reading it!), "Build Your Own Acoustic...
Published on 13 Oct 2009 by E. Reed


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1.0 out of 5 stars Art of Tap Tuning, 13 Oct 2009
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This review is from: Art of Tap Tuning: How to Build Great Sound into Instruments (Paperback)
Very poor value. Mostly rehashed from his previous book The Luthier's Handbook which is also poor value and gives away no more than any other guitar building book and doesn't supply an instrument design or plans. If you're looking for Luthier expertise stick with "Guitarmaking Tradition and Technology" (my favourite - I just like reading it!), "Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar" (close run 2nd favourite the plans & instructions I use), "Step-by-Step Guitarmaking" (unusual bracing), A Guitar Maker's Manual and the rather old but still great book "Steel Guitar Construction". All of these are great.
What about tap tuning? Well, none of the other books go into detail about it and although Siminoff's book does it won't give you guitar makers any clear guidance. I shall soon be exploring the odd DVD you can find advertised on the Web which say they specifically deal with the topic.
To build a great guitar just follow the guidance accurately given in the books mentioned.
For me, Roger Siminoff has written a great and useful book called "The Ultimate Blusgrass Mandolin Construction Manual" - a challenge but a worthwhile investment and I like reading it almost as mush as "Guitarmaking Tradition and Technology"!

Update (19.6.2012) to original review

Since writing the above review Melvyn Hiscock has published his second book (the first being on electric guitars and very good) entitled Make Your Own Acoustic Guitar which is brilliant! Unlike other books which concentrate on one guitar he runs through the techniques of guitar making and proceeds to makes an acoustic 6 string, 12 string, resonator guitar and a kit guitar. For some reason it's more difficult to find on Amazon but keep looking as it is there and well worth the effort and a "must have!"
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Art Of Tap Tuning: How to Build Great Sound into Instruments, 3 Oct 2011
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This book including a DVD is just what every budding instrument builder should read . It gives great insight into developing a sound from each instrument and how to maintain that sound whether a guitar, mandolin, bouzouki etc. Excellent.
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