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    Re: Breaking A-Strings in CGDA tuning

    I dont know, why?
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    Re: Tenor Guitar vs Tenor Banjo

    According to s1141827 neither do John Pearse strings!
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    Re: Tenor guitar finally finished...

    I would think that Birdy is one of the more famous tenor guitar players https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birdy_(singer)
    She is now the proud ( hopefully proud at least.) owner of my creation …. ...
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    Re: Whiskey for breakfast

    This is a great band version with mando and lyrics …..


    https://youtu.be/BCsn-keXE3E
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    Re: Blueridge 60, Harley Benton, Martin tenors?

    Hey Marty, I would like to see a picture and get more info on your new carbon tenor?
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    Re: Blueridge 60, Harley Benton, Martin tenors?

    Blueridge is the best of the bunch and a very good guitar but, not a cheap option in the UK.
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    Re: Tenor guitar in 5ths a stretch

    Next step down could be a baritone ukulele, 19-20 scale tuned GDAE with flat wound strings.
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    Re: tenor guitar strings for GDAE tunning

    Some tenor guitars use a tailpiece and could use loop ends.
    I guess if you were mega keen you could remove the balls from old strings and fit them to loop end strings but buying single guitar...
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    Whiskey for breakfast

    I came across this very unusual version of Whiskey for Breakfast, I think it is great!

    https://youtu.be/QBc5LPRt7lY
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    Re: Ashbury AT-24 tenor guitar?

    Sounds good, you may be right however that is a surprising comparison as there are some very major differences between those two guitars!
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    Re: Ashbury AT-24 tenor guitar?

    I have not owned one but I have picked one up in the shop, nice size and shape, seems well built.
    They do a cut away version as well, if you want a hardwood tenor I think they look like a good buy....
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    Re: A string breaking...often

    I did already post the string gauges back up the page but for a 23” scale 12p 20w 30w 45w are very well tried and tested.
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    Re: A string breaking...often

    It wont make any difference if the sting is 8-9 -10 -11 the pull weight will be more but the the tension will still be near the breaking stain ….. most folk use .10.
    The only way to reduce the risk...
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    Re: A string breaking...often

    Yep a very common problem with the A string on 23 tenors, the easy way out is to change the tuning from CGDA to GDAE.
    You would require new strings 12p 20w 30w 45w but you can persevere with the...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar tuned to GDAE, is it worth it?

    Your are like a bloody parrot but in any case CGDA is fantastic for Autumn Leaves !

    https://youtu.be/E2gHIhK-_r0
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    Re: Tenor Guitar Tuned Fifth Lower (FCGD)

    This thread was started 9 years ago, now we have access to several online “string tension calculators” that can offer very accurate details to help anyone work out what works best on their...
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    Re: Shaping an archtop

    Thanks Jeff, to be honest I used to post a far bit on this forum, I remember why I stopped now.

    I build things for a living, I was trying to show how I can save time and thought a few builders...
  18. Thread: Shaping an archtop

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    Re: Shaping an archtop

    Understandable and a fair point but, I have been wielding a grinder for around 45 years now, I learnt my trade as a boat builder and a 4” grinder was in my hands on my first day.
    I put up a video...
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    Re: Shaping an archtop

    Well the wood is difficult to recognise, it comes from an old church pew and I know the church is over 200 years old.
    It looks like ceda but does not have that distinctive smell and seems much...
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    Shaping an archtop

    Not a mandolin in this case but the same method would apply to any archtop.
    I started off using gouge's and mini planes, I can remember it taking me two full days to carve a 6 string acoustic...
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    Re: Blueridge BR40T or Ibanez AVT1?

    A nice Christmas present then, if in the future you should ever want to tune the guitar closer towards its full potential, it is quite possible to reduce and reshape the soundboard bracing.
    I am...
  22. Thread: Key fret board

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    Key fret board

    I saw this for sale
    198184

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255281552260?hash=item3b6ff75b84:g:xtQAAOSwKq5hu3Qa
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    Re: Blueridge BR40T or Ibanez AVT1?

    There are thousands of words written on this forum about the Blueridge, generally they are well built and well liked.

    They are perhaps a little over built with strong bracing and in fact are rated...
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    Re: Blueridge BR40T or Ibanez AVT1?

    I dont know if this one is for sale in the US but it is a small body 21” scale model that is popular in the UK...
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    Re: Blueridge BR40T or Ibanez AVT1?

    The Kala is a nice one for the price…. https://kalabrand.com/products/ka-gtr
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