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    She says it’s tuned in fifths but I think it is an open tuning.

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    Love that open sound. Probably Bb F, rather than Bb F# as stated in the clip. Not sure what the rest of the tuning is but I will have to explore later today. Sounds a bit like the intro to Waterbound. I love open tunings on 6 stings, but have explored very little in popular 4 string open tunings like GDAD or CGDG. So much fun messin around in CGAD that I haven't got around to it. It is a really nice sounding tenor.

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    Very sure that's Bb F Bb F
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    Yeah, that's not 5ths but it does sound good. She's a sweetheart with a great stage presence.

    I've read the Blueridges are knock-offs of the Martin, albeit not in mahogany. Would be interesting to hear an A/B to see how close they are to each other.
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    She ended up buying it - from her Facebook:

    "I have always had this rule when it comes to buying instruments: it has to speak to me. About two months ago, I did an episode of #PetrilliPicks with this lonely little 1960 0-15T Tenor Martin Guitar at Norman's Rare Guitars. I never played one before, and was always curious about them. When I picked this one up, I knew it was special. Itís like my hands knew how to play it. I play a lot of guitars, but this one stuck with me. I kept thinking about it. So last Saturday, I went to Normís to shoot another episode, and there it was, back in its corner. Taking this as a sign, with a little help from Eric Fortaleza and Jen 😜, I bought it...and Iím so glad I did. HUGE thank you to Norm for selling me my first vintage guitar!!!! Guess #TenorTuesday should be a thing now!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verne Andru View Post
    I've read the Blueridges are knock-offs of the Martin, albeit not in mahogany. Would be interesting to hear an A/B to see how close they are to each other.
    Different tastes, different ears, and variable conditions of vintage Martins notwithstanding, I don't think it's really a comparison. I've A/B'd both in a store and owned both at the same time. The BR's are great, but a much sturdier build. An old Martin that hasn't been compromised by neglect sounds a lot more alive.

    None of that is a criticism of the Blueridge. Still a good guitar for the money, even after their spike in prices from a year or so ago.

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    Blueridge make a six string model called the BR41, as far as I can tell it is exactly the same body as the 40T I wonder if both guitars use the same bracing?
    In any case it is not a difficult modification to re shape and lighten the bracing on the 40t, I did that to my own 40t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fox View Post
    Huck, you seem to be extending Christmas... what you going to buy Next?
    The blue Fender was feeding my OCD. The Aria is a tenor guitar that I've longed after for a while.

    The only other guitars that I want right now are a nice Martin tenor with a truss rod, and a Gibson electric tenor. Maybe now that Fender put out an electric tenor, Gibson will follow. We can only hope.

    A fox custom SG copy with P90s wouldn't be bad.

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