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Looking for tunings and string size for electric tenor

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:11 pm
by Jim Bonnell
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?

Re: Looking for tunings and string size for electric tenor

PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:03 pm
by Dan Harris
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.

Re: Looking for tunings and string size for electric tenor

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:25 am
by Dave Anderson
Jim,
Tunings for the tenor are from the 4th to the 1st string - C G D A or "Chicago tuning" - D G B E

Re: Looking for tunings and string size for electric tenor

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:21 pm
by Jim Bonnell
Thanks.