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Tap Tuning related links and other reading material

  • The book Art of Tap Tuning by R H Siminoff is a very good and practical introduction to tap tuning of string instruments
  • For an engineering type of analysis for building guitars and ukuleles the book Left-Brain Lutherie by David C. Hurd is a good introduction if you don't mind to see a few equations.
  • Howard Wright's PhD Thesis: "The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of the guitar" http://www.hakwright.co.uk/thesis.html. The thesis requires a good understanding of physics and mathematics and can be downloaded for free.