With my birthday coming up, I decided to expand my horizons as a musician. Currently I play bass guitar and mess around with the ukulele and banjo. I prefer four to five string instruments, so when I found out tenor guitars were a thing, I was very interested.
Its a Ibanez PFT2 Tenor Guitar, tuned to CGBA, and has a mini-dreadnought body with about a 22.8" neck. Bass guitars tend to have a 34" neck.. It’s incredibly small, but still pretty decent IMHO. It’s really fun to play though.
It was under $200, which isn’t a bad price for a beginners instrument. It’s all laminate too, but I can always upgrade to something better later on in life. This way I can try it out to see if it’s something I’d like to pursue or not.
One fun thing about the tenor is that it’s not often seen; sort of like how you rarely see super cars on the road unless you live by a rich neighborhood. And most everyone plays guitar, not many play a tenor guitar, so this odd instrument just drew me towards it.
Would I recommend it? I totally would. It’s a versatile instrument too, with multiple ‘normal’ tunings, like GDAD or even DGBE (like a guitar). It’s a fun instrument to just jam and play around with.