I have a 1930's Kay tenor banjo. I'll bet the same tuning would work on it! this would be a better alternative than the seagull stick dulcimer i tried and did not like.
1930s Regal Tenor Guitar
I think that the shape of the body makes the guitar look bigger than it is. It only has a 23" scale and narrow deep C neck but it looks like a jumbo guitar! The body is quite compact and smaller than many tenor guitars I've seen. I've not seen another one this shape though ?
Thank you all for your comments
I feel very lucky that this tenor guitar found its way to me as I wasn't looking for one. I was given the instrument in a trade for one of my resonator guitars - in fact I was given this tenor guitar, a Frank Profitt and an Ellis Wolf mountain banjos and an 1890s Essex banjo. All are wonderful instruments in their own ways. And, Helen, I'm going to see if I can use them all on the CD project. It is taking some time to put it all together but I'm working on it little by little when time allows.
Wow, I have never heard a guitar sound so good.Such a clever thing to do with a nice old Tenor. Beautifully played.The Blackest Crow is one of my favourite ballads. Oh yeah, sorry to nag but........please put out another cd real soon Robin, I am wearing your first one out.
Wow, that tenor guitulcimer sounds great, Robin. It has a really nice, warm sound. And your playing is just precious. You display such patience with that slow rolling melody. Nice work!
Dusty T., Northern California
As a musician, you have to keep one foot back in the past and one foot forward into the future.
-- Dizzy Gillespie
I got this beautiful 1930s Regal tenor guitar in a trade a couple of weeks ago. They are usually tuned in climbing 5ths like a mandolin but starting with a C. But I thought I'd tune it instead to DAda and just play melody over drones on it So there you go - rather than trying to play a contemporary dulcimer like a contemporary guitar. I'm trying to play and old guitar like an old dulcimer I'msort ofgetting the hang of playing the instrument with just one finger!!! I may get as far as two finger playing some time
updated by @robin-clark: 06/11/15 07:38:50AM