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    try youtube

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    I have seen Show of Hands 5-6 times in my home town, never noticed a tenor guitar before but the last time was probably 15 years ago!

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    I like the sound of this group. Checked out a few more of their videos on you tube. Does anyone know what the tenor ukulele size instrument the guy on the left plays part of the time? The chord shapes don't look familier.
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    Cajun tenor!


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    From Bruce Molsky's FB post;
    Marine Powlart playing with Bruce Molsky at Woods Camp

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    Red McKenzie and his Mound City Blue Blowers with a very unusual large bodied tenor guitar...



    The tenor is shown very well at about 3:05, I have no idea who made it.
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    A repost of Red Mckinzie and the Mound City Blue Blowers with two early Vega tenor guitars......





    Actually, one is a plectrum ( the one on the left ) and the other is a tenor.
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    Homenagem ao violão tenor

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    And another; Pedro Ramos
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    And while on my Choro with violao tenor kick here are a few other clips








    I think this could be a rich seam to mine for examples, players and even sources of instruments;

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    Most of those have been posted before, on various violao tenor threads.. (as well as - I believe - this one!) But some have not; thanks!

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    Eoin: Do you (or anyone else) have any clue to what tuning they are using for the tenor in choro? It sounds like octave mandolin tuning which would make sense given the strong role of bandolimin this music
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Eoin: Do you (or anyone else) have any clue to what tuning they are using for the tenor in choro? It sounds like octave mandolin tuning which would make sense given the strong role of bandolimin this music
    As far as I know they use CGDA. For example "Ginga do Mane" is intended for CGDA. My impression is that most of the tenor guitars I hear in Choro do sound quite high compared to octave mandolin, which also speaks for CGDA.

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    Yep the comments I've read on some Choro forums and under some of the YouTube stuff all seem to be CGDA tuned. It seems to be fairly well established within the Choro genre, ftting really well between the cavaquinho and the violão.
    http://choro-music.blogspot.co.uk/20...-dinamico.html Has some cool background info from " Jo" including;

    "According to several sources, Garoto (Anibal Augusto Sardinha, 1915-55) introduced the tenor guitar in Brazil. Garoto had acquired a Triolian metal body 4 string tenor guitar similar to the one shown above, manufactured by the American National Instruments company, in 1933, but he was later to use a Brasilian made instrument of the same 'family', for which he is best known from numerous recordings during the 1930s and throughout his career, the Del Vechio tenor dinãmico."

    Keeping with the sightings theme of the thread
    Mentioned in the blog are DelVeccio instruments who make both the acoustic version and dinamico type
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    Apparently it featured quite heavily in the tours and concerts of the Bando Da Lua Boys with Carmen Miranda so there seem to be a good few videos up on YouTube with Álvaro Brochado Hilsdorf who renamed himself ÁLVARO DO VIOLÃO TENOR

    Here are a few of the many examples I've found;







    There are stacks of them but I don't want to turn the thread into all Choro tenor guitar sightings, but I think it's interesting how present it was& is again in Choro so it's worth highlighting a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PT66 View Post
    I like the sound of this group. Checked out a few more of their videos on you tube. Does anyone know what the tenor ukulele size instrument the guy on the left plays part of the time? The chord shapes don't look familier.
    Steve Knightley uses a Cuatro - and like his tenor guitar it's built (like all his other instruments) by David Oddy & Son. He has said what the tuning is but I can't recall it - though I'm fairly sure there's an F#. Yes, you're right - it's not Uke tuning.
    He uses it on a tune called Reynardine


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    A Tiny Grimes tune I have not heard before along with some cool photo's.....


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    I have posted this before on another thread but here is Gerry O Conner (an extremely accomplished tenor banjo player) playing his tenor guitar!



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    Playing with some friends a couple of weeks ago, we sang the Roger Miller song "King of The Road". When I looked it up on youtube I noticed a tenor guitar headstock in the lower left of the album cover. I have no idea what it could be, perhaps a custom Martin?

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    Not sure. Yes could be a tenor guitar or a uke but, unless it is a custom as you say, I looked at a bunch of Martin tenor guitars and none has a dot on the third fret. Also, hard to tell but I think the Martin headstock flares out more than the one on that album cover.
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    Hey Jim, nice to hear from you. I agree now that it is not a Martin headstock.
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    Different kinda sighting but happens to be one I've not seen before:

    Breedlove Revival Tenor Guitar on Craigslist

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    I came across this video on Rig Rundown on YouTube, you have to skip forward to 7:13 for the tenor guitar.

    Counting Crows' Dave Bryson. I don't know how to embed so I have a link only.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OV5BoOnvfhQ

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    Isaac Eicher is listed on The Cafe, Jazz section but this is a bit different for him He's playing a four string hollow body cut away Mandola on a bunch of cuts with his trio.

    There are also a series of videos with him as a member of Mischievious Swing where he is on acoustic Mandolin - remarkable playing on any of his cuts. I suppose it might be a rhetorical, philosophical question but ... is this a short scale tenor or a four string mandola? Enquiring minds and all that ...
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