Instrument Maker: Kiyoto Tanaka

The Bob Villa of online instrument making.  Kiyoto Tanaka has posted over 200 videos of musical instrument making.

The Japanese have a word Shokunin to that means master craftsman. But its also a way of life, striving for perfection in work and technique. This balance come through in the videos. Its amazing how fast he works through his pieces, the nice setups he has for holding his grips, the precise yet simple tools that employs. Youtube allows you to skip between parts of the video, so you can hear the timbre changes arise while he works on the soundboard. Stop reading, and go watch his videos now.

Oh, and he responds to comments in English on his videos too.


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