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  1. 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 -...
  2. 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...
  3. 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

    188992

    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

    Yesí - I wasnít clear in my post but my point was I originally thought a 23Ē scale would be too long, so I got the Regal because I thought a 21Ē 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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....
  10. 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...
  12. 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...
  14. 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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    Re: Your thoughts on this old Kay?

    Iíll bite: 1920-1930s. (I know they brought back the Venetian shape for mandolins in the 1950s or 60s, but I donít think they did tenors that way again, or at least not with pearloid.)

    CGDA would...
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    Re: New to the emando world.

    Looks great! I love that copper pickguard. Reminds me of the original guards on the Fender JazzMaster and the like. Can't wait to hear a sound clip!
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    Re: First build - sanity required!

    Check the Goodwill auction site for a short-scale electric: https://shopgoodwill.com

    I've bought a number of 19 5/8" scale electrics from there over the years for projects. I don't think I've ever...
  20. Thread: 3 old tenors

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    Re: 3 old tenors

    That's a nice looking (and sounding, I bet) set! I have a '35 Cromwell GT-2 flattop tenor and it's wonderful.
  21. Thread: New Tenor

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    Re: New Tenor

    I loved seeing it on FB! It's really lovely. Excellent work!
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    Re: Are tenor guitars slightly evil?

    Thatís a beauty! Welcome to the madness. :)
  23. Re: Kalamazoo Mandolin Mystery--zippier sound hole binding

    Ha! Love it. Nothing else sounds or plays like the Kalamazoo. I even bought a Cromwell tenor guitar (another 30s Gibson budget brand) and it has the same magic.

    -M
  24. Re: Kalamazoo Mandolin Mystery--zippier sound hole binding

    On the guitars I've always read the checkered rosette were the earliest models. Looks cool on the mandolin!

    And Tom, I think you might only have 3 KM-11s, since I have one of them now (my favorite...
  25. Re: Semi-accoustic Mandolin build + various questions

    Looking good! I have both an oval hole mandolin with a carved top (Gibson A) and a round hole flat top (Kalamaoo KM-11). I have had a few flat tops, and they have all had round holes, I think? Maybe...
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