Tenor Guitar

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Project by Randy Price posted 04-03-2016 06:16 PM 532 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this guitar based on blueprints from Elderly instruments. The back and sides are from locally harvested walnut and the soundboard is spruce. The neck is laminated mahogany, curly maple and walnut. the fretboard and bridge are both rosewood.

I’ve documented the build at my web site Plank and Plane – I don’t have all the videos up yet but I’m working on editing and posting those as time allows.


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#1 posted 04-03-2016 06:39 PM

I have a friend who builds acoustic guitars. I’ve seen the process, this is no small feat. Very very good job!

-- Wood is awesome.

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#2 posted 04-03-2016 07:46 PM

I built one about 50 years ago. Yours is beautiful.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#3 posted 04-03-2016 10:14 PM

Nice work Randy. I built a tenor as well, these tuning options are a lot of fun. Since the tenor guitar is tuned in 5ths, like the violin family and mandoilns, fiddle cross tuning also works very well. CGCG or DADA

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#4 posted 04-03-2016 11:09 PM

Thanks for the kind comments. It is tuned to GDAE – I play the mandolin and wanted the tenor guitar to be tuned the same.


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#5 posted 04-04-2016 01:20 AM

Looks Great I am in awe of you folks that build musical instruments
Well Done!

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#6 posted 04-04-2016 06:59 AM

Very nice. Enjoy.

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#7 posted 04-04-2016 09:19 AM

well done. i see a lot of home made guitars but they’re all electric so they have solid bodies. i am currently building a cigar box fiddle, hope it’l sound okay

-- I'm not creative, I'm just bad at copying

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#8 posted 04-04-2016 03:24 PM

It’s a beautiful instrument.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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