Unextended range guitars (Guitalele, etc.)

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  1. 7stringstohangyouwith

    7stringstohangyouwith Active Member

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    I'm curious about guitars that are unusual such as the Guitalele (guitar meets ukulele). I think Yamaha has one for about $99. I wonder what other unusual guitars are out there that are either extended or unextended range? I'm interested in hearing what you guys have if you own one.
     
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    i have the yamaha guitalele, it's fun to mess around with from time to time. basically it's the sonic equivalent of putting a capo on the 5th fret of a normal guitar.
    6 string banjos/banjotars are also super fun since they're still in standard guitar tuning but the twang of the banjo head can add a cool element to certain riffs.
     
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    Unextended range? Does that mean standard range or reduced range?
     
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    Demiurge Intrepid Jackass

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    Eastwood, that company that puts out a bunch of vintage repros, features a series of electric mandolins, tenor guitars (23" GDAE), "tenor baritone" (26" CGDA tuned), and a "mandocello" (25.5" CGDA double-coursed).

    Of course, the 5ths-tuning evokes the defunct Schecter Celloblaster.
     
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    sure

     
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    MF_Kitten Set up us the bomb

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    I just remembered I need new strings for my guitalele. I love that thing, it really brings out creativity!
     
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    I saw that tenor baritone (4 string 26" scale) and all I could think was "I wanna tune that in AEAE and just have the ultimate no frills slam riff guitar" :lol:

    Might remove all the frets past the 5th for good measure lol.
     
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    Can't find it in black, so hard!

     
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    I'm curious if tenor guitars or baritone guitars are "darker" in tone?

     
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    I had no idea the Celloblaster was a thing. Part of me wants one. Another part of me thinks they're kinda odd and probably wouldn't have much use.
     
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    ^Yeah, I mean you can try out 5ths tuning on a regular guitar and see if you like it. But isn't "want to try out another configuration" always a cause for GAS? :lol:
     
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    So are tenor guitars darker in sound or has nothing to do with it but more about tuning? The band Immolation always had that very dark guitar tone, that's melodic and baritone(?) in sound?
     

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