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    Default Eastwood Astrojet SG Tenor Guitar

    Hi Guys, I have just received my two Astrojet SG guitar models and I wanted to tell you that they are absolutely superb and that Eastwood have done a fantastic job with this recreation of my cherry Gibson tenor. The quality and finish is excellent and the model represents a fantastic opportunity for anyone wanting a modern version of this beautiful guitar. I hope they are so commercially successful with this model that they will then decide to follow through on their suggestion of a tribute to my cherry Gibson Les Paul tenor guitar. Cheers, Steve.

    http://www.eastwoodguitars.com/astro...nor-dlx-white/

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    It's a beautiful looking guitar. The specs state the string spacing at the nut. Do you know what the string spacing is at the bridge?
    Blueridge BR-60T Tenor Guitar
    Eastwood Warren Ellis 2P Tenor Guitar

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    Nice - sound clip?
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    Default Re: Eastwood Astrojet SG Tenor Guitar

    It has a six string tun-o-matic style bridge so the spacing is the centre four strings of a regular six string guitar.

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    Demo of an Eastwood Astrojet SG: http://youtu.be/RwRwsMW1S8s

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevep21 View Post
    It has a six string tun-o-matic style bridge so the spacing is the centre four strings of a regular six string guitar.
    Ummm. I preface by saying I LU-UVE my stuff. And I need MORE! It's how we human beans roll... but, if you put four strings tuned in fifths on an ordinary git, stick a capo on around the 2nd fret, it would MUSICALLY do the exact same thing. In fact, if you went all jeanyassie us us, I'll bet you could put FIVE string onnit. Low to high, C-G-D-A-E. And one extra slot, just stick... a high G mebbe. Bobby Fripp's "New Standard Tuning," circa early 80's. I found a reasonable-quality ESP, six-string LTD-Jr. Made a five-string nut, ummm.

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    The Jackson JS Series Dinky Minion JS1X ( http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guita...-guitar/k35252 ) has a 22.5 inch scale so you would not need to capo. Just use the first four string slots (nut and bridge) and you have a poor man's electric tenor guitar ($149.99). With the wider neck it won't be as good as a dedicated electric tenor guitar, but it will be close for a lot less money.
    Blueridge BR-60T Tenor Guitar
    Eastwood Warren Ellis 2P Tenor Guitar

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    I also have an Eastman SG Astrojet Tenor Guitar, that I really like.
    I usually use the neck pickup with the trebles slightly rolled off to get an almost jazz-like tone.
    Here's a recording of it playing a duet with my Eastman concert ukulele:

    Got to get a semi-hollowbody tenor one of these days...

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