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    Quote Originally Posted by Davoravo View Post
    How big is the blue ridge, do you know if it is about 00 size? Asking for a friend, as the kids say. :-)
    Hi maybe I can help with your question. I own a Blueridge BR40 and a Eastman 00-12 feet six string acoustic. Below I have taken a picture and from left to right is a Taylor GS mini, Blueridge BR40 and the Eastman 00.

    Sizes are Taylor 17-1/2" X 14-3/8" body length and lower bout width.
    ........ Blueridge 17-1/4" x 13-1/2.
    ..Eastman 00 is 19-1/2"x 14-1/2". Any questions feel free to ask.

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    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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    When I speak of size, I’m talkin’ about body size and not the over all length.

    Either the body’s too big on mine, or my belly’s too big. My Kala fits better. I’m dieting now though . . .
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBE - Finger style
    Gold Tone “Mini” Travel banjo - Steel GCEA - Noodling
    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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    What you need Dick, is something like my thinline acoustic-electric Charvel Surfcaster converted to tenor guitar.

    Wait..?..maybe that's what I need!

    It has a 25.35" or so scale. But doesn't feel overly long. And a somewhat wide 1.75" or so nut. But I don't think that would bother me with four strings.

    It does have a preamp, so maybe a bass!?

    Only thing is, it's somewhat collectible and in perfect condition. But not super outrageously valuable.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Down Up Dick View Post
    Hi, Steve, I surely like shoppin’ at stores rather than buying from the internet. I like to examine stuff, handle it, heft it plunk it, etc. and actually make a choice to buy it. I just dropped Amazon, mostly because of the Prime stuff, and because one isn’t able to communicate with them at all. I’m not gonna shop with them anymore. I’ll either buy somewhere else or just not get it.

    What’s the difference between a classical guitar and a six string acoustic?

    I’m a long, long way from givin’ a recital. You’ll just hafta believe me when I say that I can really play good . . .
    Classical has nylon strings and braced differently - can't use steel strings at all on one. Much softer and mellower sound (to me, anyway). Granddaughter is about 5'2" and 100 pounds. Gave her my 000-sized dreadnaught acoustic guitar a couple years ago and its almost as big as she is. This new one fits her better.
    ...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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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveZ View Post
    Classical has nylon strings and braced differently - can't use steel strings at all on one. Much softer and mellower sound (to me, anyway). Granddaughter is about 5'2" and 100 pounds. Gave her my 000-sized dreadnaught acoustic guitar a couple years ago and its almost as big as she is. This new one fits her better.
    Thanks, Steve, I just wondered.
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBE - Finger style
    Gold Tone “Mini” Travel banjo - Steel GCEA - Noodling
    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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    Classical guitars also usually have slightly wider fingerboards, to accommodate the nylon strings. The wider neck makes it a bit harder to form barre chords on all six strings. Calls for slightly different wrist position sometimes, depending on the particular instrument.
    Kala KA-TE tenor uke (currently tuned F-Bb-D-G w/Worth Browns)
    Kala APB-CTG baritone uke (currently tuned D-G-B-E w/Martin 22 Baritone strings)
    Ohana BK-35CG baritone uke (tuned A-D-F#-B w/Savarez classical guitar strings)
    Various guitars, banjos, and basses

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    Hi everyone

    I been thinking about octave mandolin or octave ukulele tuning (gcea but down an octave at g2) The models in this thread are all pretty much full size guitars in 19th century sizes so i assume this would work, anyone tried? Sorry i am asking tuning questions everywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davoravo View Post
    Hi everyone

    I been thinking about octave mandolin or octave ukulele tuning (gcea but down an octave at g2) The models in this thread are all pretty much full size guitars in 19th century sizes so i assume this would work, anyone tried? Sorry i am asking tuning questions everywhere
    One can get tenor guitars in a variety of sizes. Guitar sizes vary radically ( https://sixstringacoustic.com/the-di...oustic-guitars ). My Martin appears to be a OO, while the Blueridge OOO sized.

    Octave mandolins are cool, but the price difference between guitars and mandolins can be stiff. To me, one can make almost any guitar sound presentable, but a bad sounding mandolin is often beyond help. I have an inexpensive mandolin in the closet I can't salvage despite a lot of trying, and I don't list it as part of the stable. Inexpensive mandolins make great wall-hangers but that's all the value they have. Finding a decent octave mandolin at a half-decent price is difficult.
    Last edited by SteveZ; 12-21-2019 at 01:11 PM.
    ...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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    Thanks Steve, sorry my post was badly worded. I did mean low G2 GDAE tuning on a tenor guitar (I may be confused between octave mandola and mandolin tuning). I don’t think I am brave enough to buy a mandola or mandolin, although if ukuleles didn’t exist I might have been tempted.

    Also thanks to downupdave for posting the size comparison, that was very helpful as I have handled a Taylor gs mini so I can relate to that size.
    Last edited by Davoravo; 12-21-2019 at 11:14 AM.

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    I like CGDA on my tenor guitar okay, but lately I’ve been likin’ DGBE a bit better. I find CGDA easier to finger pick, but the DGBE fretting area is more “compact (?)”. Also, it’s closer to my banjo tunings.

    Ahhh well, time will tell . . . Ha!
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBE - Finger style
    Gold Tone “Mini” Travel banjo - Steel GCEA - Noodling
    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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