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    Default Earnest Tenor Guitars

    I was very surprised to see no threads here on the Cafe about the Earnest Tenor guitars. It looks like Joel Eckhaus of Earnest offers the widest range of tenor guitars out there.
    Any opinions or thoughts about these?
    Any Earnest tenor guitar owners out there?
    Also, I'd love to hear what owners think of the Kent Armstrong pickups that come on the Earnest electrics.
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    When I hit the lottery, or at least get a well paying full-time job, I'm going to get one of his Rosettas. Apart from their stunning looks and what I am sure is a top quality build and sound, I especially appreciate that he makes shorter scale necks (~21") in addition to the more standard 23". Having played a few 23" scale tenors and a 20.5" octave mandolin, I think that 21" would optimal for me. (He makes an octave mando as well, btw.)

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    I've had a couple of Earnest tenors but they haven't stuck with me. The Radiator is cool but I prefer my National Triolian. And I had a Tenorcaster briefly but I'm more stuck on my Schwab. That's just sort of how it shook out. They're very nice instruments.
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    I just got a Earnest Tenorcaster on trade (Thanks Martin and Grahame), and I really like it...It sounds like a telecaster, especially with the bridge pickup. Everything seems solid so far...now, If only I could trade it for a 5 string version!

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    I have one of the first Selmas (pictured on his site). An excellent instrument. My only non-vintage tenor.
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    They look like well made instruments, the Selma and Veronica appeal to me the most. Would love to get one in the hands sometime.
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    Come on up here, Charles. We can play some old time music, you can see the Embergher and play the Selma.
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