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crazydoc

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Mar 28 17 11:50 AM

 You should keep an acoustic guitar strung like that. Fingerpicking it can add another whole dimension to some songs - some really beautiful sounds.

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Mar 28 17 12:10 PM

a high-strung guitar is just like a 12-string guitar with the "normal" 6 strings removed.

So the first two strings (high E and B) are like standard tuning, and the remaining four strings are an octave above standard tuning.

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Mar 28 17 12:37 PM

I've gotten into high-stringing recently for an entirely different reason... when the harmony is a bit richer and more chromatic (i.e. not triads), playing typical chord voicings on the top four strings of a high-strung guitar gives you a lot of close intervals that sound very cool and pianistic.

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Mar 28 17 3:09 PM

Someone left a high-strung guitar around the studio and I was messing around with it and got addicted.

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Mar 29 17 10:53 AM

trock wrote:
i have an old taylor 314ce i can do this with

i guess it doesn't matter what type of guitar? and what gauge string are we talking?

My preferred course (edit: I swear that pun was an accident!) would be just to buy a 12-string set, and take the "regular" six out, keeping them as spares.

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trock.lucasmicrophone

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Mar 29 17 11:02 AM

ah, got it, thanks all! I did some looking around on this nashville tuning so i think I have it. Sounds very cool in the different songs I have checked out. huh, never knew about this. I had heard of Nashville tuning but never High Strung and then what it all did and meant.

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