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    Amazon promised my tenor guitar would arrive before eight o’clock. It got here 7:57 pm. I had already given up on it. Good job, Amazon.

    I’m gonna let it relax in the living room watching cookin’ shows with my wife, but it’s hard ta do!
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBE- Fingerstyle
    Gold Tone tenor banjolele - Lo F BbDF Fingerstyle
    Luna “Peace” concert - CGBD Plectrum music

    Kala tenor eight string - gGcCEEAA Strum

    Flea "Red" concert - Hi-G CEA - Wall hanger
    Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B Wall hanger
    Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano - Wall hanger
    Ka-Lai Pineapple soprano (old) gift - Bookshelf

    God gave us old age so we wouldn't mind dying so much.

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    Cool!

    On my way home from work, I stopped at the pawn shop and was looking for a tenor guitar...or something I could build a tenor guitar from. Ended up walking out with a Washburn Rover.
    It's the right size for four strings for me. But gonna try and play it as is if my fangers aren't too fat.
    The crew...Giannini Baritone Uke, Washburn Rover "4-string tenor guitar", Yamaha G-85A classical guitar.

    In the works....LP style long scale wide neck solid body electric tenor guitar.

    Wall hanger...The Loar Honey Creek type-A Mandolin.

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    Yesterday, I tuned my new Blueridge up and played for about an hour. It’s tone was nice, but somewhat wimpy. I was a bit disappointed. However, I’m usta playing banjos now, and I didn’t have my hearing aides in, so maybe that’s why it seemed a little limp wristed. But my little Kala TG seems ta sound somewhat more robust — I dunno . . . Well, it’s early days, and I haven’t picked a good pick (Ha!) yet.

    So, anyway, it’s shiny high gloss all over and beautiful, but somewhat slippery to hold and rather larger than I thought it would be. I’m gonna try usin’ it with a foot riser rather than a strap. It doesn’t have a top strap button, but I’m gitten kinda tired of messin’ with straps anyway. I took the one off my cello banjo too. Since I always play seated and have a bad left shoulder, perhaps I can learn to play without one. I have trouble with dropping my left arm though. I guess time will tell.

    Anyway, it’s here, I have a Tenor Guitar lesson book, and I’m ready ta git down with my bad self. Look out neighbors!
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBE- Fingerstyle
    Gold Tone tenor banjolele - Lo F BbDF Fingerstyle
    Luna “Peace” concert - CGBD Plectrum music

    Kala tenor eight string - gGcCEEAA Strum

    Flea "Red" concert - Hi-G CEA - Wall hanger
    Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B Wall hanger
    Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano - Wall hanger
    Ka-Lai Pineapple soprano (old) gift - Bookshelf

    God gave us old age so we wouldn't mind dying so much.

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    Just sold my Pono TG and am browsing the web for a replacement TG. I loved my Pono but really wanted a bigger body, slimmer neck and definitely wanted closer string spacing. Blueridge is on my short list, so I was interested in reading your experiences with them. I'm still torn between contemporary and vintage but as always, I prefer to buy used. Can't spend over 1K so that leaves out most Martins and many Gibsons. Still considering some of the more humble vintage brands. Vintage can be such a crapshoot though, so the Blueridge is still high in my list. I'm surprised though how many folks want a price that's awfully close to new on their used BRs, especially when I've heard that 20% off coupons are commonly available on new (and free shipping is sometimes thrown in). Anyway, I'm enjoying the hunt and appreciate the insights I get from reading the posts from other TG players.

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    Yeah, I know whatcha mean, bunnyf; dreamin’ the dream is the best part of the hunt.

    I’m too choosy and careful to buy used, but I haven’t heard about anyone gitten really burned.
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBE- Fingerstyle
    Gold Tone tenor banjolele - Lo F BbDF Fingerstyle
    Luna “Peace” concert - CGBD Plectrum music

    Kala tenor eight string - gGcCEEAA Strum

    Flea "Red" concert - Hi-G CEA - Wall hanger
    Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B Wall hanger
    Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano - Wall hanger
    Ka-Lai Pineapple soprano (old) gift - Bookshelf

    God gave us old age so we wouldn't mind dying so much.

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    Dick give the new guy sometime to get acclimated to your environment . Then play the heck out of it for the next 2-4 weeks it will start to come alive. Then change the strings to phosphorus bronze 13s, those are medium gauge which are thicker then what came on it. This is a good gauge, assuming you are DGBE and will give better sound.
    Currently enjoying these ukuleles : *LdfM tenor, *LfdM 19" super tenor. *LfdM baritone, *I'iwi tenor , *Koolau tenor, *Webber tenor, *Kimo tenor, *Kimo super concert, *Mya Moe baritone, *Kamaka baritone, *Gianinni baritone, *Fred Shields super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Enya Nova *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

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    what tuning do you have it right now? im thinking fifths, not sure gdae or cgda.

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    Yeah, DUD1 and bunnyf, it’s now tuned to CGDA so I can use it with the Hal Leonard exercise book that I’ve been usin’ with my Kala. The Kala is now tuned to DGBE as is my Kala baritone uke.

    I’ve only played it one session, but today I gotta play Christmas music on a flute, and then somethin’ with my cello banjo. Busy busy day, but I just back from a fast, rain threatened walk, and I’m still huffin’ and puffin’.
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBE- Fingerstyle
    Gold Tone tenor banjolele - Lo F BbDF Fingerstyle
    Luna “Peace” concert - CGBD Plectrum music

    Kala tenor eight string - gGcCEEAA Strum

    Flea "Red" concert - Hi-G CEA - Wall hanger
    Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B Wall hanger
    Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano - Wall hanger
    Ka-Lai Pineapple soprano (old) gift - Bookshelf

    God gave us old age so we wouldn't mind dying so much.

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    Bunnyf...just PM'd you

    Dick....looks like your weekend will be busy. Is the new TG comfortable or will it need a little setup tweak?
    ...SteveZ

    Ukuleles: Oscar Schmidt OU28T (T8), Lanikai LU-6 (T6), RISA Solid (C), Effin UkeStart (C), Flea (S)**
    Banjo-Ukes: Duke 10 (T)*, Lanikai LB6-S (S)*
    Tenor Guitars: Martin TEN515, Blueridge BR-40T
    Tenor Banjo: Deering Goodtime 17-Fret
    Mandolin: Burgess (#7)***

    * CGDA reentrant, **DAEB, ***GDAE, The rest are CGDA

    The inventory is always in some flux, but that's part of the fun.

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    It seems to be okay except for the lack of volume. It’s in excellent, brand new shape of course and the gig bag/case is too. It came with an allen wrench that doesn’t seem to fit anywhere. I’ll search some more tomorrow.

    I played it for an hour yesterday. It’s bigger than I thought it would be but not more than I can manage. I thought “0” was the smallest size . . .

    I sometimes play hymns on Sunday morning, so that’ll be a nice, easy trial session.

    I need to pick a pick. I mostly use a Dunlop .060 or .073 mm.
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBE- Fingerstyle
    Gold Tone tenor banjolele - Lo F BbDF Fingerstyle
    Luna “Peace” concert - CGBD Plectrum music

    Kala tenor eight string - gGcCEEAA Strum

    Flea "Red" concert - Hi-G CEA - Wall hanger
    Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B Wall hanger
    Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano - Wall hanger
    Ka-Lai Pineapple soprano (old) gift - Bookshelf

    God gave us old age so we wouldn't mind dying so much.

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