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    Anyone play the tenor guitar?

    I'm looking at a small bodied one, and it looks somewhere between baritone uke and parlour guitar in size. And the steel strings might take a bit of getting used to.
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    I'm thinking about it too. I haven't seen or played one in person, but from what I've read (in some Elderly Instruments descriptions) they're usually tuned in 5ths. That doesn't mean they can't be tuned differently, but it's something to be aware of. Hopefully someone with experience will chime in here. What I want is an octave uke without an octave uke price. There, I said it.

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    I have two and I tune them like baritone ukes.
    Use this string chart for proper strings.
    Tenor String Chart.jpg
    Mainland Red Cedar Tenor
    DS Gill Tenor Pineapple spruce/mahogany
    Goldtone Concert Banjo Uke (BUC)
    Blueridge BR-40T Tenor guitar tuned DGBE
    Kala U-Bass
    Gold Tone CC-OT 5 string banjo
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    Here is my Blueridge BR-40T (They go for around $400)Along with my Soares'y Fourcaster (around $300) and my Mainland red Cedar tenor uke.
    3Tenors.jpg
    Ibanez is now selling a smaller tenor for around $300 that looks good but I haven't played one.
    Mainland Red Cedar Tenor
    DS Gill Tenor Pineapple spruce/mahogany
    Goldtone Concert Banjo Uke (BUC)
    Blueridge BR-40T Tenor guitar tuned DGBE
    Kala U-Bass
    Gold Tone CC-OT 5 string banjo
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    Come visit "CB's Pickin' Place"

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    Has six strings? I assumed OP was looking for a 4 string tenor.
    Mainland Red Cedar Tenor
    DS Gill Tenor Pineapple spruce/mahogany
    Goldtone Concert Banjo Uke (BUC)
    Blueridge BR-40T Tenor guitar tuned DGBE
    Kala U-Bass
    Gold Tone CC-OT 5 string banjo
    ********************
    Come visit "CB's Pickin' Place"

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    I have a Blueridge 40T tuned CGDA and I very much love it.

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    I mostly use open tunings on mine. I have a fondness for fiddle cross-tunings down an octave. I started using CGDA but I broke the A all the time. I saved strings by tuning down a whole step (BbFCG) and capoing, and that works, but I really like the wild droney sound I get from the cross-tunings.

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    Thanks for the replies, folks.

    @cb56 That chart is very helpful, thanks.

    The Blueridge BR-40T sounds lovely. For those of you who own a tenor guitar, this is the one I'm considering. It's about the cheapest I can find but don't know anything about the brand at all, but does it look like a good buy to you?

    Is this the Ibanez you mean, @cb56?
    Last edited by notgeorgeformby; 03-20-2014 at 06:40 AM. Reason: adding a bit
    Kala KA SMHB Baritone, Ohana CK-20s Concert, Cloud Music TT12s Soprano, Yamaha Guitalele
    Taylor GS Mini guitar

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    I tried a tenor guitar for a while tuned like a baritone. I really didn't like it; I didn't feel like I could get the right tension on the strings. It's really meant to be tuned like a banjo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notgeorgeformby View Post
    Thanks for the replies, folks.

    @cb56 That chart is very helpful, thanks.

    The Blueridge BR-40T sounds lovely. For those of you who own a tenor guitar, this is the one I'm considering. It's about the cheapest I can find but don't know anything about the brand at all, but does it look like a good buy to you?

    Is this the Ibanez you mean, @cb56?

    Realize that the guitar will more than likely need a good setup to play as intended. Otherwise it is just an expensive cheese cutter.

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