How to do tap tuning on string instruments to get the best sounding guitars.
Learn how tap tuning works and how to voice a guitar with tap tuning.
this book describes how tap tuning and voicing works.
Learn how Lloyd Loar tap tuned Gibson mandolins.
learn the art of voicing a guitar with tap tuning.
demonstrations on how to tap tune a string instrument
Roger Siminoff

The Art of Tap Tuning, 2nd Edition

Regular price $ 32.95 $ 0.00

PLEASE NOTE: This new book is marked "SOLD OUT" until the new edition becomes available early January, 2022. Watch this space!

To be released in January, 2022 ... this 2nd edition of The Art of Tap Tuning is a treatise on musical acoustics that describes the process of building stringed musical instruments and adjusting the frequencies of the parts to produce excellent tone. The great violin luthiers of the 15th and 16th Centuries learned that excellence in tone can be achieved through a process called "tap tuning." Written by renowned author Roger H. Siminoff with more than six decades of luthierie experience, The Art of Tap Tuning reveals ground-breaking information on how tap tuning works and how to apply it to instruments you build to produce the best sounding stringed acoustical instruments. The text is accompanied by a secure-access 55-minute video with numerous live tap tuning demonstrations.

  • 8-1/2” x 11˝
  • 76 pages, hard bound
  • Fully illustrated with diagrams and color photos
  • Primer on musical acoustics
  • Tone bar tunings for 12 instruments
  • 55-minute video loaded with tap tuning demonstrations (available on-line from any device via secure-code access)