Difference between Six Strings Guitar and Four Strings Guitars???

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  1. maheshpatwal profile image71
    maheshpatwalposted 8 years ago

    Are there any differences between the four strings and six strings guitars apart from number difference???

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, the four stringed ones are called ukuleles!

      1. mega1 profile image77
        mega1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        sometimes mandolins have four strings - usually 8 - each note is double

        1. Randy Godwin profile image93
          Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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!

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
            Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            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.

            1. Randy Godwin profile image93
              Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              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.

              1. rebekahELLE profile image86
                rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                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.

                1. Randy Godwin profile image93
                  Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  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!

  2. Misha profile image69
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Umm, aside from six strings I know seven strings - but four? What country they are from?

    1. maheshpatwal profile image71
      maheshpatwalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Misha as per WIKI four strings guitars are called as tenor and it is used by guitarist of LIMPBIZKIT in their famous song NOOKIE.....

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    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.)

  4. profile image61
    C.J. Wrightposted 8 years ago

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    1. profile image0
      sarahsherlockposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I wanted to say that sad !

      1. profile image61
        C.J. Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It was calling to me!LOL

  5. lady_love158 profile image57
    lady_love158posted 8 years ago

    A Bass guitar has 4 strings and sometimes 5

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Played a four string bass for years too!

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image80
        Arthur Fontesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

      2. rebekahELLE profile image86
        rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        http://www.get-tuned.com/images/5th-fret-bass.jpg

        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

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
          Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I used to tune my Tenor guitar with that method-- haven't picked it up in a loooong time.

  6. Misha profile image69
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    LOL Every day learn something knew big_smile

  7. mega1 profile image77
    mega1posted 8 years ago

    forgot about bass guitars!  I don't really know much about any of these things!  but I HEAR there are 4 string mandolins.  somewhere.

    1. maheshpatwal profile image71
      maheshpatwalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah Mandolin is also of four strings which was developed in Italy.......

  8. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    I've never heard of the tenor guitars, that's really awesome. I bet they sound really nice.

  9. Paradise7 profile image81
    Paradise7posted 8 years ago

    I gotta say it--two strings!  big_smilebig_smile

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      http://counterpsych.talkspot.com/uploads/23542/puppy_laughing.gif

  10. Johnnie Black profile image55
    Johnnie Blackposted 7 years ago

    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.

  11. nickthemusicgeek profile image57
    nickthemusicgeekposted 7 years ago

    Banjos only have four strings as well.

    1. Johnnie Black profile image55
      Johnnie Blackposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      there are 5 and 6 string banjos out there too man!

 
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