Looking for tunings and string size for electric tenor

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Looking for tunings and string size for electric tenor

Postby Jim Bonnell » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:11 pm

I'm getting close to finishing an electric tenor guitar I've been working on for awhile. I'm trying to decide on what tuning to use and the appropriate string sizes. Anyone play tenor that can suggest something?
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Re: Looking for tunings and string size for electric tenor

Postby Dan Harris » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:03 pm

Great to hear... I've been thinking about making an electric tenor for a while... I've got two acoustics: a '32 Martin and a '27 National Tricone. They both have 23" scale length, and I found D'addario makes strings specifically for tenor guitars (steel strings). I'm using standard tenor tuning, which is in 5ths, I believe.
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Re: Looking for tunings and string size for electric tenor

Postby Dave Anderson » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:25 am

Jim,
Tunings for the tenor are from the 4th to the 1st string - C G D A or "Chicago tuning" - D G B E
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Re: Looking for tunings and string size for electric tenor

Postby Jim Bonnell » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:21 pm

Thanks.
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