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    Pataphysician Joe Bartl's Avatar
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    Default New TG Day -- Tieri

    What goes around ... this TG is the same as linked by mrmando in a 2014 post: http://www.vintageinstruments.com/tenors.html and which Lowell Levinger has in his "Tieri Museum Page".


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    I purchased this from Bernunzio's in Rochester for quite a bit less than the listing above. Being purely (ummm ... impurely) a mandolin player, I'm new to TG land. This is tuned CGDA and sounds wonderful to my inexpert ears. The mando-narrow neck is perfect for me but it will take a bit to accustom myself to what will have to be a different way of fingering. I have a couple of tenor banjo books by Benjamin Taylor for scales and chords which I hope will help transition my muscle memory ...

    So, there it is! Just wanted to share my joy!

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    Default Re: New TG Day -- Tieri

    Congratulations, that looks like a great acquisition! I'm intrigued by the pinless bridge--do you know if it's original?

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    Default Re: New TG Day -- Tieri

    Ben, My luthier couldn't tell if it was original. It is actually a bridge for six strings (the extra two holes are filled) which, with a couple other vague oddities, may mean that the body actually started life as a guitar ... or was originally intended as a guitar body and then changed halfway through production? I sure can't say.

    Joe

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