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Tenor Guitar

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:16 am
by Linseone
Hi. I think I posted this in the wrong place previously, sorry, new to the site. I play the uke (GCEA tuning) and read online in various places that a tenor guitar can be played using that tuning as well. I ordered and received a Martin LXM Tenor guitar, tried to tune it to GCEA with the strings that came on it and it sounds like crap. I am guessing I need different strings, but I don't want nylon ones like my uke has. I called Martin several times and they are of no help. I can't be the only uke player to want to expand and include tenor guitar, and although I have found many articles online that mention it can be tuned GCEA, I can find no where that tells me HOW to do it or what strings I may need. The whole point of me buying a tenor guitar was for me to have tuning I'm already accustomed to. Any ideas please? Thank you.

Re: Tenor Guitar

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:07 pm
by miker
A quick Google search shows a number of ways to tune it, but says nothing about which strings are best.

This article makes a suggestion https://www.hobgoblin-usa.com/info/38/tenor-guitar/ but you might have to play around to find what works in your tuning.

Re: Tenor Guitar

PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:21 pm
by pianowillbebach
I would try Ernie Ball strings. If those don't work, La Bella or Aquila. Even D'Addario could be something to try. Also make sure to tune your instrument gradually, letting it sit a day between each whole step change.