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    Default Project for building a tenor 8 strings

    Hi all
    I've recently finished an octave mandolin 22" scale tuned GDAE see photos below
    and the new project I have to do is to build the same instrument , but turn it as a tenor guitar with double strings
    Is there here some of you who have experience with tenor 8 strings ( 4 double strings )
    Thanks
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    Please make the next one Huppe shaped! :-)

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    Default Re: Project for building a tenor 8 strings

    Beautiful work!
    Do you mean CGDA?
    I have tried CGDA many times but it doesnít work for me, technically it is fine on a 22Ē scale but I just donít like the effect. The double Aís are just a bit to much, of course that is only my own opinion.

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    Please make the next one Huppe shaped! :-)

    haha cool Marty
    La huppe is always at home .


    Fox
    the actual is an octave , so I tuned it GDAE , but I use strong gauge 0.15 .025 .035 .052 , in fact I use mandola strings Daddario J76
    I've start with J80 , but it was really not good .

    The next one will be a tenor 8 strings shaped like violon for the look , a bit like Joseph Campanella's style ( I love that )

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    Quote Originally Posted by french guy View Post
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    The next one will be a tenor 8 strings shaped like violon for the look , a bit like Joseph Campanella's style ( I love that )
    Yeah, it's a good style. Go for it!

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    Hello all
    my project is done , here is some pics of this new one
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    Default Re: Project for building a tenor 8 strings

    Ooh! That's pretty, what is the tuning?

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    it's D G b e , like a 12 strings guitar without the 2 couples of bass strings

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