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  1. Re: Sound Smith Hollow Body Electric Ukulele - tiny TG candidate?

    Ha! That's what I assumed. I did a conversion on one of the Vorsons a few years ago and the string spacing killed me. I swapped it out with a narower strat-style 4-string bridge and then it was a...
  2. Sound Smith Hollow Body Electric Ukulele - tiny TG candidate?

    I couldn't find anything on the forum about anyone using one of these as a mandola or tenor guitar (It's a 17" scale, so probably a little short for a tenor, but still.) These look like great little...
  3. Re: Recommendations for a great Jazz tenor guitar?

    Ah, good point! In that case, here's a heck of a deal from Gryphon on eBay - a slight project but it could be had at a very nice price (again, NFI): https://www.ebay.com/itm/353735779654

    For...
  4. 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...
  7. 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
  8. 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...
  13. 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 -...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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....
  22. 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...
  24. 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...
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