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Ruben Mutiny
02-18-2019, 01:17 AM
Has anyone else been intrigued by this new product which was introduced at NAMM?https://www.elderly.com/catalog/product/view/id/149505/s/fender-alternate-reality-tenor-tele-lake-placid-blue/#details
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02-18-2019, 05:01 AM
Interesting. Am I correct in saying this works as a baritone uke? 115650

02-18-2019, 08:07 AM
In an instant I would make that a bass, but I have a custom made 22" scale Tele bass already.

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Jim Hanks
02-18-2019, 10:45 AM
23" scale is well beyond bari uke territory to me, but I'm sure you could tune it to DGBE with the right strings

Ruben Mutiny
02-19-2019, 03:22 PM
Elderly’s description appears to come from Fender. Apparently the manufacturer’s default tuning is DGBE, though tuning in fifths is certainly an option. I’m primarily a soprano or concert guy, but I’ve always had a soft spot for telecasters. I’ve also fancied a tenor guitar for a long time, so this might satisfy two urges at once.

02-20-2019, 05:48 PM
Oddly enough, Elderly shows the SKU for this instrument as FARTTLPB. :p

02-20-2019, 08:31 PM
The knobs are all in a straight line, looks really odd. Overall i like the look of Eastwood tenors more.

02-26-2019, 01:22 AM
GCEA is also an accepted alternate tuning