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drbekken
05-03-2014, 09:04 PM
This photo from Edwards' later years shows him with a tenor ukulele which appears to have a linear tuning. Did he indeed play such a setup? Does anyone know?

http://www.originalmmc.com/images/INF/mctv-4354.jpg

ichadwick
05-04-2014, 02:43 AM
Sure looks thick for a G string... but would there have been suitable unwound nylon strings at that time?

johnfipps
05-04-2014, 05:51 AM
I've read somewhere he played in Bflat often. Maybe the thick gauge helped with the flopiness of the strings tuned that low?