Got a New Instrument, a Tenor Guitar

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.

The tenor is in the middle, compared to my Dean acoustic bass and MrsZtp’s Sigma guitar.
The tenor is in the middle, compared to my Dean acoustic bass and MrsZtp’s Sigma guitar.
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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.

Seen here with a tenor ukulele and a soprano/regular ukulele as well.
Seen here with a tenor ukulele and a soprano/regular ukulele as well.
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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.

Notice how the tenor neck is not very wide. Smaller than a ukulele’s neck width.
Notice how the tenor neck is not very wide. Smaller than a ukulele’s neck width.
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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.

Just the guitars.
Just the guitars.
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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.

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