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  1. Re: Rough and ready ... quick and dirty, electric conversion.

    Hey Verne, I have had very little to do with solid body electric guitars and I really did not know much about them however.... I have spent the last week or so studying them. So now, I know a...
  2. Rough and ready ... quick and dirty, electric conversion.

    ]I have a friend who has been pestering me to convert a cheap six string electric into a short scale tenon electric.
    I have not worked on any instruments for a year or so, as I gave up renting a...
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    Re: Single Coil Pickups for Tenor?

    My main issue is that a 6 string pickup look terrible on a four string instrument, I have used the cheap four string pick ups from EBay and they work fine considering the price but I don’t know of...
  4. Re: TGG 10 - John Lawlor Variations on: Take Me Out to the Ball G

    Extremely good player!
    He is great to watch even from a distance ....
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    Re: Ordered a custom tenor from Davy Stuart

    A four string conversion using a good quality classical guitar would not be to difficult for a luthier.
    You can find a decent Yamaha with truss rod for a good value price, it will be braced for...
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    Re: NGD: Martin TEN515 - My first tenor!

    Ha ha yes well my mother was French, my father from London but we have our own local patois in the island so I do get muddled sometimes.
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    Re: Down the Tenor Rabbit Hole... (Help)

    You seem set on a vintage instrument?
    There are some nice new tenors around like the Blueridge BR 40t that really are good value for money.
  8. Re: Looking for a Tenor recommendation? Try a Blue Ridge BR-40TCE

    That is good news for you, I would love a sound sample once you have got her settled in......

    I am a fan of Blueridge guitars In general, the tenor version is very well made.
    The soundboards are...
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    Re: carved or flat top octave mandolin

    Have you looked at the “speaker box design “?
    I have built several tenor guitars lately, using just this concept .... basically... a rigid dense body, rigid central bracing and a flexible lip on...
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    Re: carved or flat top octave mandolin

    There is a complete and detailed build thread on here somewhere that show how Nigel Forster builds his induced tops.
    Edit.. I found it.......
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    Re: Best middle or lower-priced tenor guitar?

    I don’t follow the US market but there should be quite a bit of choice, but as Al points out the BR60t is a beautiful guitar!
    How about this one, nice vintage shape... ...
  12. Re: Acoustic Tenor Guitar and Low Tension String Recommendations

    The Blueridge tenor guitars are strong and capable of handling heavy strings, there is a well documented thread on this forum features a BR 40T that has been modified to use 8 strings and over 150lb...
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    Re: carved or flat top octave mandolin

    You could go with an induced, curved top and floating bridge, if you want to be different!
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    Re: A reel on my new Herb Taylor tenor guitar!

    Oh that is a shame, I enjoyed your video!
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    Great documentation and videos, very nice work.
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    Re: Joe Crookston and Peter Glanville

    Great performance, lovely harmonies and vocals!
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    Re: Build A Tenor Guitar

    No the grinder trick is not really a recommended way, more of a red neck alternative and quick fix on a cheap acoustic conversion.
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    Re: Build A Tenor Guitar

    Yes I have used a 4” grinder with a 1.5mm cutting blade to cut down necks in the past.
    You do need to make a mdf template to use as a guide but it works and the job is done in a few minutes!
    For an...
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    Re: Build A Tenor Guitar

    That is crazy cheap......!
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    Re: Unusual 20 banjo style tenor

    No sound clips although I might try some 5th string on it before it moves house.
    Yes quite a tall carved arch but very slight bracing 174797
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    Unusual 20 banjo style tenor

    Quite a big sound as the top is actually quite a big piece of wood!
    It will be going to a DGBE player who wanted a steel string banjo with a wood top.
    It has a 14 diameter....
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    Re: Stars On Alabama

    Nice to see you back Dave!
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    Re: Blueridge BR-40T tenor guitar

    All the Blueridge tenor models are great, a bit overbuilt but correspondingly robust, 23” scale can be a bit of a stretch if you are jumping up from a mandolin though.
    They are great for strumming,...
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    Re: Strings for a Gibson TG-50

    I buy all my strings as singles from my local music store.
    Most are D’Addario but he sells Newtone as well.
    Does your guitar take loop ends or can it except ball ends, you can order either but most...
  25. Re: Six strings are just too much! (but 8 might work...)

    Well I have and use six string, four string and eight string instruments.
    They all have an appeal and a use, I think you also need them all :-)
    PS it is quite easy to convert a six string to a...
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