Tenor Guitar (cbg)

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Tenor Guitar (cbg)

We all fashion our cigar box guitars into the format of regular guitars, so why not do something new with your cbg. Make it a tenor cigar box guitar. This page is dedicated to the making and playing of tenor cigar box guitars.

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Fret Spacing

Started by SlowFoot. Last reply by frank tennyson Oct 14, 2018. 3 Replies

Tossing around ideas for a Tenor build. One thing that has me a little puzzled in these early stages is fret spacing. Do Tenors have the same fret spacing as a regular guitar neck? I thought they did…Continue

Great idea

Started by Ronald Hanes Oct 11, 2016. 0 Replies

Great idea I have one under construction right now. VSL will be 23-1/2".Tenor Guitars are really great to play.Twang onBoJack....aka Ron H.Continue

Well here's my daily player what's yours

Started by Shawn. Last reply by Shawn Oct 25, 2015. 3 Replies

Attached is my daily tenor guitar kinda.I call her Janet she has a 25 inch scale ( I know not a real tenor) maple neck Purple Heart fretboard with brass fret/ side dots a bone nut and a 4 string…Continue

Tenor guitar gathering in Astoria, Or

Started by Mad Dog Madda. Last reply by Mad Dog Madda May 2, 2015. 1 Reply

http://www.tenorguitarfoundation.org/gathering.htmCheck out this website for information.Continue

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Comment by Michael Fred Johnson on March 11, 2019 at 4:04am

Didn't realise there was a Tenor group 'till today,finished the cbg tenor in early 2017,just finished the other,enjoying playing it tuned cgCG or should that be CGcg?

Comment by Shawn on February 15, 2017 at 2:18pm

Full shot of Doc

Comment by Shawn on February 15, 2017 at 2:16pm

Doc made out of found pine chest tuned open A or G depending on my mood. P-bass pickups split and wired to 2 on/off toggle switches.

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on October 30, 2016 at 5:55am

24" scale length  reso tenor w/ Republic uke cone.

Comment by Thorsten Hinrichsen on May 3, 2015 at 7:08am

My latest tenor - no cbg but made of old scrap wood. tuned G-D-A-E.

The violin tuning makes it great as a rhythm guitar - just learn two barré chords and you can play almost everything...

Comment by ani mcneice on March 3, 2014 at 10:35pm
The tenor guitar came about because banjos were going out of favour, & the banjo guys could swap over to that should they choose to.
That is a lovely tale about your dad!
We took the bass string & top B off a 6 string & move top E up, turned it into a tenor.
1st, 3rd,4th & 5th strings
Took the spare m/heads off covered the holes & it worked a treat.
Comment by Ice Bob on March 3, 2014 at 3:08pm

i dont know if this aplys but my Dad played early big band music and 4 string banjo was the instrument of choice because of volume when Dad started on 6 string guitar they were still trying to play banjo parts on 6 string guitar cause thats what it was aranged for so he never played any more then 4 string chords  up and down the neck kinda like uke. very melodic chording

Comment by ani mcneice on February 6, 2014 at 10:19am
Mal I live in theUK
Comment by ani mcneice on February 6, 2014 at 10:18am
Anyone made a telecaster tenor?
Comment by Mal Chilvers on January 10, 2014 at 10:12pm

Is there any member of this group from the UK

 

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Fret Spacing

Started by SlowFoot. Last reply by frank tennyson Oct 14, 2018. 3 Replies

Great idea

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Tenor guitar gathering in Astoria, Or

Started by Mad Dog Madda. Last reply by Mad Dog Madda May 2, 2015. 1 Reply

tuning

Started by Mal Chilvers Feb 7, 2014. 0 Replies

tenor scale length??

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