Designed with front (or back) porch picking in mind, this kit is perfect for playing good old down-home mountain music. Whether around the campfire, at church, or a pickin’ and grinnin’ jam session, the Mountain Tenor is the kit for you. Easy to assemble and ready to be stained, painted, woodburned, decorated and customized.
Designed and with some of the parts made right here at the C. B. Gitty workshops in Gonic, New Hampshire, this amazing-sounding guitar can also be built at your dining room table with only a few basic tools. No advanced woodworking is required (no sawing, routing, and the like) – just some basic clamping, light drilling and screw insertion is all it takes to build your very own four-string tenor guitar.
This guitar is named in honor of the mountainous areas of america, the people who live there and the amazing music that has come down from them through the years. Whether the Smoky or Appalachian Mountains, the Ozarks, the Rockies out west, the Adirondacks and Alleghenies, and even the Green and White Mountains up in New England.
Tenor guitars have been around for many years, but they have got at all times been the lesser-seen cousin of the 6-string guitar… but all that is now changing! With their shorter scale (23 inches instead of 25+), fewer strings, and versatile tuning options, tenors are an effective way to either get started playing, or to expand your repertoire.
This tenor kit comes with a set of strings meant for tuning to Open G “GDGB”, which have develop into the de facto tuning standards for 4-string cigar box guitars. This kit also comes with a full fretboard already attached to the neck, making assembly easy. The detailed how-to guide not only shows you how to assemble the kit, but also includes some basic how-to-play information as well, to help get you picking once the build is done. We also throw in a full-color copy of one of Ben Gitty’s Essential 4-string Chords Posters.
Build an acoustic 4-string Box Guitar!
Easy to assemble – Only basic tools required
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23-inch Scale Tenor Guitar – Open G (GDGB) Tuning