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  1. Re: Recommendations for a great Jazz tenor guitar?

    You should be able to find a 1950s or 1960s Kay or Harmony tenor archtop for a few hundred dollars on Reverb. The nice thing about archtops is that you can make a smaller bridge if the guitar needs a...
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    Re: Chord-Melody on Tenor Guitar

    Hello! The OP hasn't logged in for over a year, but I can give you my experience with these books (also bought because of this thread!) I play GDAE tenor instruments and these books were both helpful...
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    Re: Case for Kay Archtop

    I had one of these last year through the shop, and the seller included a case which turned out to be a Dreadnought case. It was pretty oversized! The body on these Kays are the exact same bodies as a...
  4. Mint 1954 Gibson ETG-150 tenor guitar on Craig's List

    NFI, but you don't see ETG-150s like this every day, especially in my neck of the woods! https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/msg/d/portage-1954-gibson-etg-150/7363512626.html

    For posterity:
    195839
  5. Octave Mandolin Course for tenor guitar players in GDAE?

    Just saw that Joe Walsh has launched an Octave Mandolin class on Peghead Nation, and I wonder if it would be applicable (with some modifications) to tenor guitarists who play GDAE. I haven't had a...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar Gallery & Sightings

    I've seen this video a zillion times and never noticed that either! It's an all-birch Harmony 1215T. The binding and purfling is painted on. I've had a few of these! Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Tenor tuning - EBF#C#?

    I had been playing in lower tunings this week with the wrong strings (too floppy!) so I decided to try restringing. I didn't have the right strings around for FCGD, but I had the right ones to pull...
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    Re: Tenor tuning - EBF#C#?

    I haven't restrung, but I did try both low E tuning and FCGD and it really opened up my Cromwell. Transposing in my head was a lot easier with FCGD, too. I mostly play by myself, so I'm not that...
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    Tenor tuning - EBF#C#?

    I was doing some more research on Cromwell tenors from the 1930s, when I came across this listing from Folkway for a 1934 Gibson TG-00, turned down in fifths but with a guitar low E as the bottom...
  10. Thread: New tenor

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    Re: New tenor

    Here's a YouTube review of the Recording King I spotted on one of the FaceBook Tenor Guitar groups:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXaMm0C0kd0

    Looks like he had some quality control issues -...
  11. 1927 Martin 5-17T project tenor guitar cheap

    NFI - but this seller just dropped a real project 5-17T from 1927 down to $450: https://www.ebay.com/itm/233740909006

    Looks like it needs a neck reset and a refinish, and maybe more.

    For...
  12. Re: Buzzing on Greek Bouzouki since I changed tuning + string gau

    Michael,

    My first thoughts are:

    1. The fourth fret is high. Can you use a small straight edge placed from the 3rd to the 5th frets, and see if it rocks back on forth on the 4th fret? That fret...
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    Re: Recording King ROST-7-TS - part 1

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    Checking it on my favorite string tension calculator, a .009 would be just fine. A .0095 might not break as often (my .009s historically break because of mechanical issues like 6 year olds...
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    Re: Regal Tenor in Want Ads

    Yes’ - I wasn’t clear in my post but my point was I originally thought a 23” scale would be too long, so I got the Regal because I thought a 21” scale would be an easier adjustment. It was, but in...
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    Re: Regal Tenor in Want Ads

    I recognize that tenor! I sold it to John a while back. It’s a terrific little instrument. I picked it up when I was getting into tenors because I wasn't sure the 23” scale was for me. If I hadn’t...
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    Re: Recording King ROST-7-TS - part 1

    Thank you for the review!

    One note: the allen nut in the soundhole is the truss rod adjustment. It's available in the sound hole rather than behind the nut. When I first read your post about the...
  17. Thread: New tenor

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    Re: New tenor

    I have a coworker whose father takes banjo lessons from my Dad, and she emailed yesterday to say that her Dad had bought a tenor guitar at my suggestion. (I don't remember suggesting it, but I...
  18. Thread: New tenor

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    Re: New tenor

    Anyone get one of these in hand to play yet? It appears they are available and shipping....
  19. Re: just starting out - what are my string options?

    pheffernan has the best option for Jazz: tune to "standard" tenor tuning, CGDA, and get yourself some tenor banjo books. Mostly the tenor banjo books have Jazz repertoire in them. You don't have to...
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    Re: Mitchell MDJ-10 -5 string tenor conversion

    Looks great! How did you thin the neck? I assume you refretted it if you pulled the fretboard? I've flipped a few of the full-size Mitchell solid tops, and they aren't bad. I have a 23 1/2" scale...
  21. Re: A tune I wrote for octave mandolin - Something Squirrelly

    Sounds great! Going to give this a shot capoed on my tenor guitar. Won't have quite the same ring, but I think it'll work.
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    Goat Rodeo Tiny (Home) Desk Concert

    I looked around for this on the forum, and didn't see it - so wanted to share. Nicely edited home "concert" by Goat Rodeo on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts). The music is (of course) amazing, but if you're...
  23. Thread: New tenor

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    Re: New tenor

    Strangely, yesterday the Recording King Instagram page said they are planning to release it next week (although they indicated they might not). Great to see it in someone's hands, though, to get a...
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    Frankenstein electric tenor

    I have a habit of putting together frankenstein guitars, especially tenors: more than one 6 string neck has made a few passes through my band saw and been attacked by rasps and planes and become a...
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    Re: Your thoughts on this old Kay?

    One last question: are those nylon strings on it now?
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