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    Default 8 string tenor guitar Pono MND30

    the Pono MND-30 makes a great 8 string tenor guitar. Sold as a guitar bodied octave mandolin, it's 23" scale is perfect. It is loud and "jangley"...1 3/8 nut and radiused fret board all make it easy to fret for that 12 string sound.
    Pono MND-30 8 string tenor guitar
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    Default Re: 8 string tenor guitar Pono MND30

    Their 6 string offerings are really tempting as well. One of their 4 string steel offerings are probably going to end up on my wall sooner than later.

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    Default Re: 8 string tenor guitar Pono MND30

    Is this the model you are referring to?.....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/171915#171915

    Looks nice.
    Charley

    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    Default Re: 8 string tenor guitar Pono MND30

    that's the small bodied, 21" scale model. the 23" scale with guitar body is what have. I think the longer scale would give more string options. I'm dDgGBBEE on mine with silk and steel wounds and .016, .024 and .025 Thomastik-Infeld wound nylon trebles. they drive the top just fine...don't know about more traditional tenor guitar tunings.
    Pono MND-30 8 string tenor guitar
    Jerry Samples custom 0-28hrt tenor guitar
    Republic Hwy 49 tenor resonator guitar
    Kinnard baritone uke
    Oceana baritone uke
    Mike Pereira long neck tenor uke
    Outdoor tenor uke
    Hoyt custom baritone banjo/ukulele

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    Default Re: 8 string tenor guitar Pono MND30

    I play guitar and a BR-40T. I'm interested in the shorter scale Pono, but worry that fretting double strings will be tough.

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    Default Re: 8 string tenor guitar Pono MND30

    the 23" scale frets like butter. I imagine the 21" would be soft as well with the right string set. I use silk n steel wounds for the D and G along with thomastik Infeld .016, .024 and .025 wound nylon with rope core for the trebles. It is loud and bright. It required no modifications.
    Pono MND-30 8 string tenor guitar
    Jerry Samples custom 0-28hrt tenor guitar
    Republic Hwy 49 tenor resonator guitar
    Kinnard baritone uke
    Oceana baritone uke
    Mike Pereira long neck tenor uke
    Outdoor tenor uke
    Hoyt custom baritone banjo/ukulele

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