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    So does a tenor guitar equal a baritone uke when it comes to the seasons? What thinketh the seasoned seasonistas

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    I say it does if it is tuned in fourths and has four strings...what those strings are made out of does not seem to be the deal breaker, but what do I know? Seems my electric solid tenor counts, and it has steel strings.
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    I have an old tenor banjo set up with nylonish strings that I call a baritone banjo uke. Now t b at I have a National tenor guitar I want to use it

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Sargent View Post
    I have an old tenor banjo set up with nylonish strings that I call a baritone banjo uke. Now t b at I have a National tenor guitar I want to use it
    I think you need to post us a tune, so we have some evidence to go on (and not be one little bit jealous, no not one little bit at all!)

    Edit: Hey! Guess what I ran across on YT! Still want to hear from your National, John!

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    I play tenor banjo and tenor guitar as well as ukulele. The tenors are tuned in 5ths like a mandolin while the ukulele is not. I, as well as others, have taken ukulele strings and put them on a tenor banjo and have called this ukeifying or ukeified. You can search youtube for "ukeifying" or "ukeified". It creates an interesting instrument. I have not done this with my tenor guitar for I have a baritone ukulele already. I don't know why you couldn't ukeify a tenor guitar except the grooves in the nut might be to small, fixable.

    I would call it a ukeified tenor guitar.
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    I have the National tenor guitar tuned DGBE , that's the same as the Lanikai baritone

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    Seems legit to me. After all, some folks play guitarleles tuned like guitars so I don't think you'll get much push back.

    FWIW, I bought a set of strings for my bari to tune it like a high g uke and feel that it makes a different and agreeable sound that way. It's different anyway and folks sometimes want to know why it sounds the way it does.

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    I have the National tenor guitar tuned DGBE , that's the same as the Lanikai baritone
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    In banjo circles it's called Chicago Tuning when you tune a 4 string banjo like the 4 high strings of a guitar (DGBE).

    My first ukulele was a baritone that I tuned like my tenor banjo (CGDA) because I was doing a lot of tenor banjo playing. I liked the sound so much I decided to start playing Ukuleles.

    I've since tuned the baritone back but I still think about getting another baritone and tuning it like a tenor banjo to capitalize on all the songs I know on the banjo .
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    I'd say any flavor instrument tuned in 4ths would qualify, no matter the shape or size or scale. I mean come on, a tenor guitar tuned Chicago is just a steel stringed jumbo uke with a skinny neck.
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    Yes...we have super sopranos, super concerts, super tenors...
    Why not 'super' baritones?

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