Top critical review
15 February 2018
I would have given this 4 stars if it hadn't been for the instructions - I am using it on acoustic guitars, bouzouki and mandolin and it seems pretty accurate and picks up the resonance more reliably from the headstock than my previous clip-on tuner. However, when I read the instructions, it says 'Do not use on any Gibson guitar or guitar with nitrocellulose finish'. It also advises against using it on instruments having polyurethane, French polish or oil finishes. As far as I am aware, all my guitars, and most high end guitars, have nitrocellulose finish, some cheaper guitars have polyurethane and some expensive guitars have French polish or oiled finish. I am at a bit of a loss as to what acoustic guitar you could use this on, according to the instructions. I can only guess that the manufacturers are paranoid about a slight risk of damage to finish so put this in as a kind of disclaimer, but a clip on guitar tuner that advises you not to use it on pretty much any acoustic guitar seems a bit useless to me. I use it, but don't leave it on when I don't need it. Perhaps the manufacturer would be happy with it on some electric guitars, depending on finish, or perhaps a plastic ukulele!