Dating a gibson 4 string tenor acoustic guitar


13-May-2020 15:30

If you have any vintage gibson guitars that are posted on this site ,you are always welcome to post a review,comment or detailed features ,im sure other guitar players who visit us would love to know ...Domenic : Due to the overwhelming amount of comments on this blog i cannot answer all the questions although id love to .The tenor guitar is tuned exactly like a tenor banjo, and one of the major roles of the tenor guitar has been to allow tenor banjo players, and possibly mandolin family players, because of their similar tunings, to instantly double on the guitar without having to learn the scales and chord shapes for the entirely different tuning of a six string guitar.In music there is the diatonic scale, or "do re mi fa so la ti do".

It is not surprising, therefore, that some of the earliest tenor guitars were also built by banjo manufacturing companies which they could possibly have seen initially as a way to expand their markets, and then eventually maintain their markets.

In musical letters this scale would be "C D E F G A B C".