Papoose owner here. Mine was modified into a seven string - octave strung. I don't know how to describe what it is, just what I did to it. It technically is a seven string tenor guitar, tuned to CGDa - with a singe C string. I went through about forty ideas and concepts to make this into an octave but ... that bridge was the deciding factor. I could double all the other strings in the c courses (in the bridge) but not the C ... so it's a seven string. I need to narrow the neck sometime in the near future but - this is a fun instrument to play around with - even if I don't know what it actually became.
I've been looking (not to seriously) for an M2 as a travel instrument and wonder if anyone has any opinions on the difference in sound generation between the M1 / M2 / M3? Tacoma makes very playable instruments - even if the sound isn't considered traditional.
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