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    Default New here and new Tenor Guitar

    Greetings,

    This is my first post here. I have not played guitar or mandolin much in the last ten years because of arthritis in my left wrist. I took up the ukulele when I was 9 and go reinterested in 2009. The ukulele has been my main instrument since 2009 but I missed having something in a lower register. I picked up a tenor guitar and settled on octave mandolin tuning GDAE. The tenor seems to work out for my wrist, having fun playing a new instrument.
    My wife and I do music together but it will be nice to be able to play with the rest of the band in person soon.

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    Default Re: New here and new Tenor Guitar

    Welcome Tug, what make and model have you got?

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    My mandolin is an Alvarez Arkansas Traveler and the Tenor is and Ashbury AT-40
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    oooh the slippery slope begins I have six tenor guitars.... it'll happen ha ha

    Mine are all tuned in variants of GDAE (favs are GDAD, GDGD), some are pure electric, a couple are acoustic.

    Welcome!
    My name is Rob, and I am Lord of All Badgers

    Tenor Guitars: Acoustic: Mcilroy ASP10T, 59 Martin 0-18t. Electric: 57 Gibson ETG-150, 80s Manson Kestrel
    Mandolins: Davidson f5, A5 "Badgerlin".
    Bouzouki: Paul Shippey Axe
    My band's website

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    the At-40 is a great starter tenor in fact - it'll last you a while so hardly "beginner"!
    My name is Rob, and I am Lord of All Badgers

    Tenor Guitars: Acoustic: Mcilroy ASP10T, 59 Martin 0-18t. Electric: 57 Gibson ETG-150, 80s Manson Kestrel
    Mandolins: Davidson f5, A5 "Badgerlin".
    Bouzouki: Paul Shippey Axe
    My band's website

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    Nice to meet you Tug. Newbie here as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of the Badgers View Post
    oooh the slippery slope begins I have six tenor guitars.... it'll happen ha ha

    Mine are all tuned in variants of GDAE (favs are GDAD, GDGD), some are pure electric, a couple are acoustic.

    Welcome!
    I am trying to resist "Tenor Acquisition Syndrome". This tenor is good enough for me to work with. My wife and I have an unwritten rule that we can only own as many
    instruments as we can squeeze into the closet in her office and it is overflowing. I must admit that after playing mostly ukulele for the last 12 years the frets on the tenor seem like a reach and I could imagine a smaller scale tenor and of course it would be nice to have one tuned in fourths...

    @88keys - Thanks

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    I swapped my tenor over to GDAE too, and that instrument has a whole new life. I'm really enjoying playing it now, after years of intermittent interest with CGDA tuning. Welcome to the Cafe Tug!
    Paul

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    Thanks Paul

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    Default Re: New here and new Tenor Guitar

    Quote Originally Posted by Tug View Post
    I am trying to resist "Tenor Acquisition Syndrome".
    LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by Tug View Post
    it would be nice to have one tuned in fourths...
    down with that sort of thing!
    My name is Rob, and I am Lord of All Badgers

    Tenor Guitars: Acoustic: Mcilroy ASP10T, 59 Martin 0-18t. Electric: 57 Gibson ETG-150, 80s Manson Kestrel
    Mandolins: Davidson f5, A5 "Badgerlin".
    Bouzouki: Paul Shippey Axe
    My band's website

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