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    Default Gypsy Jazz stylez tenor

    Local maker to me... Alex Bishop (I'm connected to him on social media but NFI)

    For those who love the idea of a tenor with a soundhole that makes it irksome to fit a magnetic pickup in... :lol:

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    Default Re: Gypsy Jazz stylez tenor

    Ah, the grande bouche! I have an Earnest Selma tenor made for me by Joel Eckhaus from some excellent koa I gave him. Petit bouche!

    As for a pickup, I would guess an internal microphone or some internal pickup might work nicely, despite the big mouth.

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    Default Re: Gypsy Jazz stylez tenor

    Jim, that is beautiful!
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    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    Thanks and it sounds great, too. In fact I need to play it right now... or soon.
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    Default Re: Gypsy Jazz stylez tenor

    Thanks for this post. I've been looking at the hole in my collection that would be filled with a gypsy-style tenor. For those of you who have them: what thinks you about how different they may be (in sound characteristics, etc.) from a period archtop jazz tenor? I have a very nice 1935 Gibson TGL-7, and wondering if I REALLY need to look for a gypsy tenor!

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    Default Re: Gypsy Jazz stylez tenor

    ya see, they just don't do it for me - esp as Alex has them with the old grande bouche. But he does make a lovely electric six string which he ought to make as a tenor ... maybe one day.... and his craftmanship is wonderful - so tho it's not my thing; I can totally appreciate his work!

    Purpose of my post was to bring him to your attention - those that like the old gypsy jazz style clearly there are fans! I wasn't serious re:pickups...

    I like yours though Jim! that's real nice
    My name is Rob, and I am Lord of All Badgers

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    Bouzouki: Paul Shippey Axe
    My band's website

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