Sorry about the cryptic thread title, let me explain...
Up until now all of my mandolin family instruments have been tuned GDAE.
I just picked-up an Eastwood Warren Ellis electric tenor guitar which came tuned CGDA. I was about to change the strings over to GDAE since that's what I'm used to, but I thought I would ask for opinions here first:
With respect to one's development as a player, is it generally more beneficial for one to have all of one's instruments tuned GDAE, or would it be more beneficial to have one instrument tuned differently (to CGDA)?
I've been playing for two years, and I'm currently placing a major focus on learning the fretboard better and on ear training. It seems to me that a different tuning on one of my instruments might hinder my fretboard training. On the other hand, it might benefit my ear training.
So, I'm hoping for some sage feedback on this here.