Video: Justin King Nailing ‘Crown’ On A Double-Neck Acoustic

TG is sure that those of you that like to spend time on the

internet may already be aware of tapping-maestro Justin King, but sometimes

it´s nice to reminisce.

The guitar you see in the video below is a one-off double-neck
acoustic built by American luthier Mike Doolin and both necks are steel-strung
and tuned to DADGAD. In addition, the guitar´s necks are adjustable, helping it
to cope with the increased string tension.

Unfortunately, King´s band (Justin King and The Apologies)
split up in 2007 and the talented tapper then turned his hand to photography
and headed out to Iraq
to document the ongoing conflict.

Having mastered guitar and photography, what´s he up to now?
Well, erm, undertaking a degree in oil painting, of course.

Expect to see statues erected in the man´s honour, though
he´ll probably have made them too…

Matthew Parker

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.