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i am converting a mexican jarana tercera into a renaisaince guitar i am putting on a new bridge--in addition to other alterations.  it is built in early form, with a one piece neck and body. however…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Akira Sakamoto Nov 24, 2018.

 

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Akira Sakamoto replied to john laverdure's discussion strings
"Gilles, The Aquila Nylegut string set I assembled for my Renaissance guitar (54cm scale) was: 1st course (single): 0.42mm 2ne course (double): 0.50mm 3rd course (double): 0.62mm 4th course (octave): 0.42mm and 0.82mm The intended tuning is…"
Nov 24, 2018
gilles T replied to john laverdure's discussion strings
"oops... I mean A=392, of course (which is an actual G at 440 standard pitch, hence the confusion)."
Nov 24, 2018
gilles T replied to john laverdure's discussion strings
"Dear Akira, Thanks for your post, my apologies to answer it lately. Of course you are right regarding the scale length — my renaissance guitar being at 54 cm, I deduced that uke strings for a tenor scale (closer to 43 cm) might not fit. So I…"
Nov 24, 2018
Akira Sakamoto replied to john laverdure's discussion strings
"Hi, Gilles, As noted above, you would need to specify the scale of your instrument and the standard pitch you tune to.  The string tension is highly dependent on those two factors."
Nov 18, 2018
gilles T replied to john laverdure's discussion strings
"Hello, I am considering to give a try at Aquila 19 u, a nylgut string set for 8 strings ukulele, on my renaissance guitar. has anybody already experimented this ? Any tension issue ? Thanks in advance for your answers.Gilles"
Nov 17, 2018

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At 12:39 on January 5, 2015, Edward C. Yong said…
hello :) did you ever find the lavta strings?
At 7:16 on August 9, 2013, Edward C. Yong said…

hi! how did the jarana conversion go? :D

 
 
 

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