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  1. 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...
  2. 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....
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  7. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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. :)
  16. 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
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. Re: Tenor Guitar Question: Convert an old guitar or pull the pick

    Slimming down the existing neck is going to give you scale issues: you're looking at a scale a good 2" + longer than a normal tenor. Of course, you could tune down, or use Irish tuning, or do...
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    Re: Bigsby/ TK Smith 5 String info......please

    This is an interesting thread - I've been a fan of the Bigsby mandolins for a while, but never considered the pickup and bridge locations and the comparatively shorter necks. I have an electric...
  21. Re: A not inexpensive way to try the tenor guitar

    The photos are terrible, particularly for such an item. But here are a few for posterity:

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  22. A not inexpensive way to try the tenor guitar

    Anyone else see this incredible electric Rickenbacker tenor with matching amp from 1934 on eBay for the low low price of half a million smackeroos?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/323778612936

    What a...
  23. Thread: New tenor

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    Re: New tenor

    I just reached out this morning, too. Late summer seems to be the target:

    Hi Matthew, thanks for reaching out. Our release schedules have been a little jammed by current events, but weíre...
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    Re: Stew-mac mini guitar kits on sale

    No source on 5 piece bridge/saddle combos, but CB Gitty had a blowout sale on bottom loading 4-piece adjustable bridge/saddles a few weeks back for $5 a pop. Not sure if the sale is still on, but...
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    1912 Gibson A-1 that needs some love

    If I hadn't already picked up a Gibson A, I would probably jump on this for the BIN price - looks to be a decent price for someone who doesn't care if the instrument is original - needs to finished...
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