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Are there any differences between the four strings and six strings guitars apart from number difference???
Well, the four stringed ones are called ukuleles!
sometimes mandolins have four strings - usually 8 - each note is double
Yes, my mandolin has eight strings! Don't they all? Or are there some with different combinations? There are four string tenor banjos, but mine has five! A la Earl Scruggs!
My father-in-law had a 12 string mandolin-- instead of two strings for each tuning it had triples. I have never seen another like it and I'm sure it took strong fingers to press three strings at a time.
Unfortunately it was stolen in a house burglary.
I traded my 12 string acoustic guitar for that very reason! Unless you play one regularly it plays heck on your fingers! A 12 string guitar has a beautiful sound, though.
my [late] husband used to have a beautiful 12 string guitar. we had to end up selling it and years later when our sons started playing music, it was so sad that it was gone.
all troubles fade away when you hear a 12 string played by someone who knows how to play... it even had a blue suede gultar case.
the guitar in Stairway to Heaven is played on a 12 string.
and it's such a gorgeous sound.
I know what you mean, Rebekah! I loved to play mine and it seemed to enthrall those who had never heard one live, but I needed another spare 6 string to travel with!
I don't trust airlines with my best guitar. Good thing too, the one I traveled with was broken on my last trip to Jamaica!
Umm, aside from six strings I know seven strings - but four? What country they are from?
Four string guitars are sometimes called tenor guitars, they have the bottom four strings. The fingering is very much like a uke or a four string banjo CGDA. The neck is slimmer than the 6 string and the body is usually a little smaller.
Nick Renolds of the Kingston Trio played one. (I have one too.)
Played a four string bass for years too!
What is the tuning on a bass guitar? are all of the strings wound like the top strings of a regular guitar? Somebody should write a hub on this subject.
Bass guitars are usually tuned to the top four strings of the guitar. E A D G
A 5 string bass adds a lower B string.
The 7 string guitar also has a lower B string.
it helps to have a keyboard or a tuning fork. if you can tune the low E string first, then it can be done with a good ear.. although I've heard my son get pretty frustrated at times tuning his bass. both of them are musicians, so I've picked up some of this.
or they have electronic tuners.
you're right, it does sound like hub material. I just checked, bass guru has one http://hubpages.com/hub/Tuning-a-bass-guitar
forgot about bass guitars! I don't really know much about any of these things! but I HEAR there are 4 string mandolins. somewhere.
I've never heard of the tenor guitars, that's really awesome. I bet they sound really nice.
sometimes the difference is just two broken strings!
Scott Ian from Anthrax sometimes plays a 4 string guitar, because as a rhythm player in a thrash band he has no use for the highest strings.
Usually a 4 string guitar will be a bass guitar - though not all bass guitars have 4 strings.
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