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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 15, 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 Jon Pruett on August 15, 2011 at 11:11am
I've been learning bluesy stuff on my mine (it's got a single coil pickup and sounds pretty sweet).  I'm doing the DGBE tuning and getting lots of help from a local guitar instructor who has been able to 'downshift' from 6 string by keeping the top 4 of standard tuning.
Comment by Tam Givens on February 26, 2011 at 7:19am

Hi Folks, Just completed my 2nd Tenor, both tuned GDAE, I play traditional Scots and Irish music and some Bluegrass. I have been playing some of what I call heavy trad through my micro cube with plenty of gain, sounds good to me.

What style of music do you play on ypur tenor ?.

Comment by Ukecansam on December 16, 2010 at 7:03am

I love playing my Tenor guitat.  I play that and a Tenor Uke just about every day.  I use the Roy Smeck Bar chord method.  I want to learn to build  my own tenor cigar box tenor.

Comment by colin mcgrath on December 15, 2010 at 7:50pm

Cool Ben.

I am building an electric tenor cbg. I am using my old Stella as a guide.

Comment by Ben on December 14, 2010 at 12:43pm

Just in case anyone's interested, my newest Tenor guitar (Tuned CGDA) can be heard on the Christmas Album. It's the strummed one. The slide is a 6-string lapsteel.

Comment by Leroy Beal on May 14, 2010 at 9:46pm
Beautiful collection Bev.
Comment by ani mcneice on May 11, 2010 at 11:06am
Love the little Les Paul Jr!
I have just made a Les Paul Jr mandolin ( the one in my profile pic)
Comment by Ben on May 6, 2010 at 6:24am
True, but there are ranges that they fall into. Thanks for the answer. More tension on the Chicago Tenor.
Comment by Leroy Beal on May 6, 2010 at 12:35am
Hey Ben, there is no hard and fast rule that dictates what scale length makes a particular instrument. My baritone ukes have roughly a 19.5" scale. The sound board area is almost twice as large and I used the top 4 strings from a nylon classical guitar set. Here is a photo with one of my bari ukes next to the El Cubano Grande.

Comment by Ben on May 5, 2010 at 9:54pm
Colin, I got my La Belles from my local "House of Musical Traditions" but I'm pretty sure they're available online. Happy hunting!
 

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Fret Spacing

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Tenor guitar gathering in Astoria, Or

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tuning

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tenor scale length??

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