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    Re: Fender Tenor Tele - First Impressions

    Cheers MS - was this the case you bought ? DOUGLAS EGC-200 3/4 ST BK SHORT SCALE GUITAR CASE

    https://www.rondomusic.com/egc200st34.html
  2. TGG 10 - John Lawlor Variations on: Take Me Out to the Ball Game

    Some more "leaks" from TGG10 last July.... John Lawlor performing some variations on: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" - wait for the tempo change half way thru … he really steps on the gas pedal..

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  3. Old Silky and John Lawlor cover "Way Down in the Hole" @ TGG 10

    John, as always, is superb...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voF6kaHfIGs&feature=youtu.be
  4. TGG 10 - John Lawlor plays and sings “Potato Chips” 07/12/2019

    https://youtu.be/J_Jnl3HsgLw
  5. Thread: Show your cboms!

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    Re: Show your cboms!

    Joel Eckhaus (Earnest Instruments) electric cittern conversion -Gibson es125t 3/4

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    Two recent 5 string conversions

    A couple recent conversions -

    A long scale 5string tenor converted from a Framus ‘Sorella’ Archtop tuned: Eb Bb F C G

    And a 5string single course Mandocello converted from an Ernie Ball...
  7. Re: Transform a guitar into tenor guitar by changing the neck

    Here it is - not pretty... but I am quite pleased with the tonal quality - especially plugged in - (i obviously had some beginners luck) very percussive attack from the piezo under the tray -...
  8. Wonderful article by Greg Cahill in Acoustic Guitar Magazine

    There is a really wonderful article by Greg Cahill in the current (February) issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine

    http://acousticguitar.com/

    on Tenor Guitars ... featuring Lowell (Banana!)...
  9. Re: Transform a guitar into tenor guitar by changing the neck

    The photo may be distorted - it does intonate there i assure you. This instrument is getting fretted and set up right now- hope to have it back next week - touch wood... My first flawed attempt at...
  10. 5string franken-tenor project- "Snack Tray Resonator"

    My summer back burner project - just got the newly modified neck reattached to the body, here is a pic of the mocked up "Snack Tray Resonator"

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    Body: 00 size Crucianelli circa 1970 (bolt...
  11. Thread: TGG7 impressions?

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    Re: TGG7 impressions?

    Gonna double down here...

    Nobody here has any TGG7 matreial to share?

    Hopin'

    MdJ
  12. Thread: TGG7 impressions?

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    TGG7 impressions?

    I had to miss TGG7 due to work conflicts.... Been hoping someone who went would post some overall impressions....

    i am sure there were tributes to Mark Josephs too... Any anecdotes would be...
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    Re: Tenor Banjos and Tenor Guitars

    Dear Mil,

    I am lucky to own a vega archtop tenor guitar and tenor banjo - both from the '30's, same neck profile, same scale length. I am self taught and fingerpick pretty much exclusivley (tho,...
  14. Thread: Mark Josephs Obit

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    Mark Josephs Obit

    Very nice,


    http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/obituaries/josephs-mark-elliot/article_f5217a68-7ece-5d32-b271-2c06566aef4b.html#.VqBhzk5dZ8o.mailto

    I miss him...

    MdJ
  15. Re: Are there any 5-string tenors exist? Are there any vintage on

    Dear Roman,
    I own three 5 string tenors and a 5 string tenor baritone - two are short scale 6 string conversions - tuned FCGDA

    A Gibson ES125 3/4t converted by Joel Eckhaus of Earnest Instruments...
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    Re: Is a Tenor guitar tuned to GDAE actually a Tenor?

    A notorius musician whose bad reputation precedes him wherever he goes, once said in my presence that,

    "an instrument is never defined by the manner in which it is tuned"

    this was said...
  17. From Mark Josephs: Tenor Guitar Foundation Newsletter

    If you have an interest in learning about the tenor guitar, or want to find out who will be inducted into the Tenor Guitar Hall of Fame this year, I recommend you email
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    Re: 5-string CGDA nylon-string cello guitar

    Here is a mariachi instrument, a Guitarra de Golpe that i purchased and made have made some minor mods to..... Currently tuned FCGDA. it was built as a 5 string. I had the fretboard radiused, neck...
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    New John Lawlor Video

    Rec'd this from Mark Josephs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M7SUFxIm3c

    This video was shot a few days ago in Moorestown, New Jersey.


    Mark Josephs
    Tenor Guitar Foundation, President...
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    Re: New Herb Taylor tenor guitar

    Very very cool Roger .... A few years back I played several of Herbs' tenor guitars in Astoria at TGG4 and the one i liked best had a 'zero'd-out' bridge and the ultra thin top....tho it sported a...
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    Re: Please explain 23" scale to me

    Yes ... And I've been privilidged to hear him perform it live several times...couldn't agree more on the '1952 vincent black lightning'

    Best

    MdJ
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    Re: Please explain 23" scale to me

    Dear Verne,

    I offer the following only as a personal take on your question.... Which i continue to struggle with - as i fumble on the path into music.

    Banana 21" scale tuned FCGDA...
  23. Thread: Banana

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    Re: Banana

    Sold a Weissenborn tenor thru Banana (don't call him Mr. Levinger!) on his website (HIGHLY reccomended) ... Dropped it off in person. Banana graciously invited me to chat a bit and to my my...
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    Re: What do I need to know about guitar amps?

    Hey Corgi!

    I play 4 & 5 string tenor guitar mostly......I took the plunge into amplification about 9 yrs ago....amp-wise I currently use a '65 magnatone 431 and a vox valvetronix vt20+... Thru a...
  25. Thread: Jumbo Vega Tenor

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    Re: Jumbo Vega Tenor

    Dear Daryl,

    Any chamce u could post a pic of your 'little' Vega?

    Here is my archtop - carved spruce top - fiddleback mahogany back and sides

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    Many Thanks,
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