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    Re: Ordered a custom tenor from Davy Stuart

    Hmm not sure how one would set up or design the bracing for 8 strings and still get the best from 4 strings?
    Sounds like an interesting project though....
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    Re: Strings for acoustic tenor conversion

    No not especially, I buy single guitar strings from my local music store.
    He sells a few U.K. brands but I usually buy D'Addario strings.
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    Re: Strings for acoustic tenor conversion

    When you say a cheap acoustic do you mean a steel six string or a nylon six string?

    Anyway a standard set like 10 14 22w 32w would be a good place to start and in fact I find the slightly shorter...
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    Re: Open Tuning blues for tenor guitar

    Well I am sure some folk love that style of tuning, it is just that this forum seems to attract the more traditional 5ths tuning like CGDA or GDAE. Facebook has a few active tenor guitar pages where...
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    Re: String gauges for GDAE on electric tenor

    You might have more luck searching using google and just adding mandolin cafe to your search.

    Anyway much of what is written about acoustic tenor string gauges will still apply.
    The main...
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    Re: Open Tuning blues for tenor guitar

    I don’t think that open tunings are particularly popular so you are not going to find a huge amount of help,I did see this https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/69254-Open-tunings-on-tenor-guitar
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    Re: NGD: Martin TEN515 - My first tenor!

    There are several on line string tension calculators, there is some discrepancy between them but overall they give close results.
    However I have yet to find one that could be described as simple...
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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: NGD: Martin TEN515 - My first tenor!

    Well ok my English is not the best... let me see if I can make it more clear?

    I do not think you are in danger of damaging your guitar due to using a .24 G string.

    I do think a .22 would be a...
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    Re: NGD: Martin TEN515 - My first tenor!

    Oh yes sorry the G string!
    No I doubt it will do any harm especially with a .009 for the A.
    There is quite a bit of lee way with the strings but as a general rue of thumb ... sticking to around...
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    Re: NGD: Martin TEN515 - My first tenor!

    Lovely, have you seen this https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/130170-Martin-TEN515-Review
    My only thing would be .. I would find your chosen D string would be a little miss matched for me....
  12. Thread: Left hand tenor

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    Left hand tenor

    I notice a lovely looking left hand , fan fret tenor for sale on U.K. eBay ...
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    Re: Breaking A-Strings in CGDA tuning

    Cool, I have sold 7 tenor guitars this year and I am building one to order right now but that is likely the last one as I Intend to sell my workshop.

    I am not familiar with your guitar so I can’t...
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    Re: Breaking A-Strings in CGDA tuning

    Ha ha well what ever works for you, just be aware that 120 lb of total string tension would very likely damage most tenor guitars.
    Perhaps you should use an octave mandolin with 4 strings!
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    Re: Breaking A-Strings in CGDA tuning

    The A string on a 23” scale tenor guitar (cgda) is close to breaking, I have never tested it but I have read on this forum that they will break at 24”.
    I don’t think it matters what size the string...
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    Re: Getting into Jazz Tenor Guitar?

    The John Lawlors, nephew has posted on these pages in the past, I was sure he said there would be more videos but that was years ago!
    Yes the video linking doesn’t work for me either ... it used to...
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    Re: Breaking A-Strings in CGDA tuning

    You could use a 21” scale as a steel A string will always be near it limit on a 23” scale.
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    Re: Gypsy jazz tenor guitar at modest price point

    You could look at converting a six string or getting someone to convert it for you.
    New neck, re shaped bracing and perhaps re sanding the top, not cheap but a lot less than 5k .
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    Re: Down the Tenor Rabbit Hole... (Help)

    I do understand, I have quite a few tenors and I have a couple that I have bonded with!
    In fact the one I use every day is not actually a tenor guitar but a 1960s Mahogany baritone ukulele tuned...
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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.
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    Re: C Standard (Guitar) Tuning On Electric Tenor

    If you are already familiar with 5ths, why not use GDAE on a 23” standard scale length, electric tenor guitar?
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    Re: C Standard (Guitar) Tuning On Electric Tenor

    I am a little confused, what is C standard guitar tuning?
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    Re: A short tune in GDGD tuning

    Lovely mate, that is a big bridge on your guitar.


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=fXrzMNuLUSo

    I can’t get it to show up live either ...
  24. Re: Damaged 1931 Epiphone Beverly - okay to play as is?

    I agree, that would be a great project for a skilled hobbyists and if you could sell it, you could buy yourself a working tenor guitar.
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    Re: 19" octave mandolin - tune as CGDA

    Here you go Rob...
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