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Comment by Kalmario on February 25, 2018 at 6:11pm

thanks guys.  @ john tuned GDAe used strings 42/30/20/14 scale length is 650mm. if i did it again i would make the scale length closer to 560mm, as the chords are a stretch.

Comment by AGP # on February 24, 2018 at 4:42pm

"Well Done", looks great!, doing something similar with a recent $10 POS junk shop purchase  :-)

Comment by Uncle John on February 24, 2018 at 9:35am

How is she tuned?

Comment by Uncle John on February 24, 2018 at 9:34am

VERY NICE!!!  I love tenors.  Beautiful  and worth your struggles, I hope.

Comment by Kalmario on February 23, 2018 at 6:36pm

this is the latest creation. it was a full sized POS guitar, with some of the worst build qualities I have ever seen. (the bridge plate was 15mm thick!!!)  resized it. made a new heel.  recycled fretboard (needs to get dressed properly).  new Tasmanian blackwood top (donated by a customer at work) thinned to about 3mm. now a 4 string tenor guitar tuned 'Irish' style e.g just like a mandolin. chords are too big a stretch compared to a mandolin.  took an age to source strings.  had to make up my own set.  love it.  also added a truss rod.  don't think it worked.  also reset the neck by cutting it of at the heel to the fret board then re-glued, so easy and worked really well. can post a link to the original idea if needed.

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